Learn how to make mashed sweet potatoes with just three simple ingredients! Serve alongside your holiday ham and a salad for a festive Christmas dinner.
When it comes to our favorite comfort foods, sweet potatoes are at the top of my family’s list. We often enjoy them on Thanksgiving AND Christmas, so I’m always testing them in various recipes during the holidays.
Normally, we mix them with heavy cream and slather these spuds with a massive layer of marshmallows. While it’s a delicious, tried-and-true recipe… this year I was aiming to make something a little healthier.
Another guilty pleasure we enjoy around the holiday season is good ‘ol eggnog. So when I spotted Bolthouse Farms Holiday Nog in the grocery store, I absolutely knew we had to try it. With just 80 calories and 4 grams of protein, we can enjoy the creamy taste of traditional eggnog without the extra calories and fat! This nog gives us permission to be a little naughty this season because it, well… isn’t.
With hints of molasses and vanilla bean, this holiday nog seemed like the perfect ingredient to highlight with sweet potatoes. Seriously, no extra spices needed. The eggnog is jam-packed with holiday flavors! Oh, and there’s a little added secret ingredient that makes Bolthouse Farms’ Holiday Nog recipe a little nicer: a pinch of their signature carrot juice.
- ⅓ cup Bolthouse Farms' Holiday Nog
- ½ cup Salted Butter, cut into 8 pieces
- 3½ lbs. Sweet Potatoes, peeled
- Peel and cut potato into smaller chunks. Around 2 inches each.
- Place potatoes in a large stockpot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then turn heat down to a simmer. Simmer potatoes for 15 - 20 minutes, until tender.
- Drain potatoes and then add them back to the stockpot. Add Bolthouse Farms' Holiday Nog and butter. Mash all ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
- Enjoy immediately with your favorite protein and veggies. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days.
- Alternatively, sweet potatoes can be baked in the oven instead of boiling. Cook them in a 400F oven for about an hour (or until they’re fork tender).
- If you’d prefer a sweeter mashed potato, add 1 – 2 tbsp. of brown sugar or maple syrup along with the butter. A dash of cinnamon on top is also a nice addition.
- Chopped pecans add a pleasant crunch and flavor to this recipe. Other topping ideas include pumpkin seeds, almond slices or bacon bits.
This post is sponsored in partnership with Bolthouse Farms. Per the usual, all opinions here are mine alone and I would never recommend a product or ingredient that I did not immensely enjoy myself. Visit Bolthouse.com and click on the store locator to find Holiday Nog at a store near you. Locally in Charlotte, you can find it in the refrigerated section of Food Lion.
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