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Mashed Sweet Potatoes by Jean Carper

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

"It's a snap to prepare the classic mashed sweet potato side dish when you enlist the microwave for assistance!"
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servings 235
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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


  • 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

Per Serving: 235 calories; 3.3 44.3 5.1 0 69 Full nutrition

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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 ...

Very sweet. Loved the idea of using the microwave to cook the potatoes. It saved so much time in the preparation.

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 jus...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

I love amaretto so i gave this a shot! It was so good! My SIL even asked me to bring in Christmas Eve.