Sweet Potato-Carrot Mash

Sweet Potato-Carrot Mash

This dish is amazingly good! I am happy that I finally found a delicious healthy substitute for one of my favorite holiday dishes, Sweet Potato Souffle! I ‘used’ to love that dish but now I know it is so unhealthy for me and I would never reach my weight goal if I kept this dish in my recipe files. Now I know that I can be content and satisfied replacing it with this creamy pureed delight. This dish has the same amount of sweetness and nutmeg flavor as the one it will replace but no sugar was added!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Sweet Potato-Carrot Mash
Author: 
Recipe type: side dish
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
This smooth vegetable puree has a creamy texture, despite the fact that it contains no cream.
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 1¾ pounds)
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of ground red pepper
  • Pinch of freshly ground or grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the over to 425 degrees F.
  2. Pierce the sweet potatoes with a knife in about 3 places.
  3. Place the carrots on a baking sheet, Mix with 1 tablespoon of the extra-virgin olive oil and ¼ teaspoon of the salt.
  4. Place the sweet potatoes and carrots in the oven. Bake until the potatoes and carrots are soft when pierced with a fork, about 40 minutes for the carrots and 50 minutes for the sweet potatoes. Turn the carrots once while cooking.
  5. When cool enough to handle, peel the sweet potatoes and place them in the bowl of a food processor with the carrots. Add the extra-virgin olive oil, ground red pepper, nutmeg, black pepper and the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt. Process until smooth.
  6. Note: Since the potatoes will need 10 minutes more to cook, it would be a good idea to place each in a separate pan.

 

Comments

Sweet Potato-Carrot Mash — 2 Comments

  1. NSA stands for No Sugar Added! No need for more sugar when sweet potatoes and carrots have so much natural sweetening. And nutmeg has a nice spicy flavor. Thanks for another great recipe.

    • You are welcome! I think I need a food processor. When it comes to this dish one would be quiet handy. The blender worked OK but it would be faster, I think with a food processor. On my ‘to get list’…along with a grinder for the flax seeds. haha. Thanks for your comment!