Friday, November 27, 2009

Last-Minute Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Side dishes
POINTS® Value: 2

Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 3 min
Cooking Time: 40 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Works with Simply Filling - Baking the potatoes helps enhance their sweetness. Couple that with naturally sweet pineapple and you've got a delicious, two-ingredient Thanksgiving side dish.

4 large sweet potato(es), washed and dried
15 1/4 oz canned pineapple, packed in juice, crushed, drained

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Place potatoes directly on middle rack of oven. Bake, checking for doneness by either gently squeezing potatoes or pricking them with a fork to see if they’re really soft, about 40 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and cool for 5 minutes more.

Scrape potato flesh from skin into a large bowl. Add drained pineapple chunks and mash with a potato masher or spoon until pineapple has broken down slightly, about 2 to 3 minutes. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.

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