This is my favorite Thanksgiving side dish. I've always loved sweet potatoes!
As a kid, my mom and dad would make a candied version, which is still very popular. But, a few years ago, I decided to make 2 versions of sweet potatoes - one candied and one in "souffle" form. I used a recipe from Food Network that is much richer than this version. It contained more than double the sugar and included sweetened condensed milk and butter. Lots and lots of sugar...
This version feels much less sinful. In fact, I'd dare to say that it's fairly healthy. It's high in potassium and vitamin C and also has a good amount of fiber. The typical sweet potato souffle often taste more like a dessert than a side dish (I know, I know - that's tempting isn't it?). But really, I don't think you'll miss the extra sugar or the butter (this version has none)!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
skinny sweet potato souffle
- 3 pounds sweet potatoes ,
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup low fat milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- In the meantime, peel potatoes and cut into similar sized chunks
- Boil potatoes until fork tender, then drain
- Whip potatoes with brown sugar, milk, vanilla, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt
- Spoon mixture into a baking dish
- Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of potatoes
- Bake for 25 minutes
I made a lazy version of this last night that was a hit with the whole failmy. I peeled and sliced the sweet potatoes and tossed them in a bowl with the melted butter and olive oil. Then I dipped the tops into a smaller bowl with the blend spices. I had to brush some of the mixture off to it wasn't too thick, but then I placed them spice-up on the cookie sheet and baked them until they were done. Not as pretty as yours, but DELICIOUS! It was a trial-run for our mini-Thanksgiving tomorrow, with just my immediate failmy, when we're doing a lot of the traditional Thanksgiving foods but with a twist. I know everybody will love them. Thanks for the great recipe!(PS: Doing it my lazy way did mean that the parchment stayed very clean and we had no issues with smoking or burning sugars. In fact we did have a little spiced candy drips on the paper that was fun to eat before I got started washing dishes.)
Great idea! I'll have to try that since I'm always looking for shortcuts