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Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Sour Cream and Scallions

Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Sour Cream and Scallions 8.000
Nov 19, 1997

Once the potatoes are baked, this healthful side dish comes together in minutes. It reheats really well in the microwave.


Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup regular or low-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions, white and tender green parts
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Place a large piece of aluminum foil on one of the oven racks; preheat to 350 degrees.

Put the sweet potatoes on the aluminum foil and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.

Using a large fork to hold the potatoes, peel each one with a small knife (the skin will peel away easily). In a large bowl, mash the potatoes with a fork. Add the sour cream, scallions and salt and pepper to taste and mix until thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Serve warm.


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Adapted by Stephanie Witt Sedgwick.

Tested by Stephanie Witt Sedgwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 170


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 3g 5%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 6mg 2%

Sodium: 158mg 7%

Total Carbohydrates: 33g 11%

Dietary Fiber: 5g 20%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 3g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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