It's a snap to prepare the classic mashed sweet potato side dish when you enlist the microwave for assistance!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Microwave whole potatoes until done. Cool to touch. Remove pulp. Mash with liqueur and spices. Top with almonds. Reheat in microwave.

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Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

235.4 calories; 5.1 g protein; 44.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 68.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2010
Tasty and easy. Never bothered with the cooling off and reheating part. I just mashed them hot and then served. The almonds really add something special. I microwaved 2 sweet potatoes (on the smallish side) for 3.5 minutes flipped 3.5 more minutes flipped then 2 more minutes checked them and 2 more minutes. I love that this doesn t load them up with butter and cream letting the sweet potato flavor really shine through. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2010
Tasty and easy. Never bothered with the cooling off and reheating part. I just mashed them hot and then served. The almonds really add something special. I microwaved 2 sweet potatoes (on the smallish side) for 3.5 minutes flipped 3.5 more minutes flipped then 2 more minutes checked them and 2 more minutes. I love that this doesn t load them up with butter and cream letting the sweet potato flavor really shine through. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2007
Very sweet. Loved the idea of using the microwave to cook the potatoes. It saved so much time in the preparation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2009
I love sweet potatoes and am always looking for new sweet potato recipes. This recipe is great! Amaretto complements the flavor of sweet potatoes perfectly. Instead of microwaving them I just baked five sweet potatoes for an hour at 400 degrees (after puncturing the skin of course) then peeled the skin off the potatoes and mashed them up with Amaretto ground ginger and cinnamon. The sweet potatoes are so soft after being baked that you don't really need to mash them. Tastes amazing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2007
I used grated fresh ginger root and added 2 TBSPs unsalted butter. It was a little dry/stiff so next time I would probably add a little chicken broth to make it moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2012
Great easy recipe. Used maple syrup b/c I did not have amaretto. Left out the ginger (not usually a big fan) and they were great. I put my cut up peeled sweet potatoes in a covered casserole dish for 3.5 min on high then turned them and put them in again for same amt of time. Then they were perfect for mashing. I also put a little bit of water in with them when microwaving so they would not get dried out drained it off before mashing. Worked great! I also did not use almonds b/c I was in a hurry but it would be pretty and I am sure taste great maybe next time. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
Excellent - it was my family's favorite dish at Thanksgiving yesterday. I baked whole sweet potatoes wrapped in foil in the oven until very soft (90 minutes?) then let them sit on the counter until I was ready for them. They held the heat very well this way. I used the maple syrup & couple shakes of ginger & cinnamon each. I did add just a splash of orange juice. Outstanding healthy easy side dish I'll definitely make again. Don't forget the almonds! - they are a really nice touch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2008
I loved the Amaretto in this recipe--I never would have thought to add it to sweet potatoes. I actually used yams (because that is what I had on hand). I only added 2.5 Tablespoons of Amaretto and then added some brown sugar to accomodate my husband's tastes--although I probably would have liked the full 3 Tablespoons myself. I boiled the yams rather than microwaving them--for some reason I just felt weird putting them in the microwave! I'll probably make this very easy recipe again:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
I had a version of this at a wedding reception and went searching for the recipe. Since I had looked for it last minute I didn't have the Ginger to add to it and my husband hates almonds. They still turned out fantastic without them! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2009
I love amaretto so i gave this a shot! It was so good! My SIL even asked me to bring in Christmas Eve. Read More
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