Sweet potato bake

Sweet potatoes.  Healthy. Delicious. Comforting. Filling. All good things.  I love sweet things, so if they can be at supper time, I’m all in!

*I cooked the sweet potatoes in the microwave earlier in the day so they would be ready for me, not the other way around.  I poked holes in them with a fork, wrapped them in a paper towel, wet the wrapped potato under the faucet, and microwaved them–10 minutes, checked them, and the bigger two took about five more minutes.  Perfectly cooked sweet potatoes.*

You’ll need:

Serves 4

30 min. + time to cook sweet potatoes before.

  • 3 sweet potatoes-cooked and removed from skin
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup or brown sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg and/or cinnamon
  • *optional: nuts, marshmallows, milk to thin the potatoes,  anything else you like

Mash sweet potatoes roughly in an 8×8 pan.  Any square pan will do.  Mix in maple syrup or brown sugar, add salt and pepper and nutmeg/cinnamon to taste.  If you want to thin the potatoes, you can add water, stock, milk, cream, etc… to your liking.  Spread in pan and top.  I used some candied walnuts in mine.

Omit all extras and add agave juice or stick to nuts that aren’t candied–slivered almonds would be great on top and add a nice crunch.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until heated through.



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