Monday, June 25, 2012

Mashed Yams Skinny


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Skinny mashed yams! 
I received 2 yams the other day in our veggie box that is delivered and I thought hmmm what should I make with these? 
Then I realized I haven't shared a favorite staple in our house when we have yams. 
These are amazing, it's really the only way I like yams..
 I always thought I hated yams until I realized there was just way to much sugar added to them every time I tried them.
 I still persisted in hopes that one day I would enjoy yams. 
While that day has come and the secret I found was yams are sweet enough with out a bunch of extra sugar if cooked the right way...
 I didn't even add milk or cream..Total deliciousness...Sometimes at the holiday's I will add a little crunch topping or marshmallows just to make them feel traditional but truth be told we prefer them naked!  
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Peel and chop yams.
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Add yams,sea salt, cinnamon and water.
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Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low. Keep an eye on the yams to make sure  not all the water evaporates.
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Do not drain allow yams to sit for 3 minutes without the lid and then add butter.
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Add pepper to taste and mash those babies good.
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Mmmm...Deliciousness where's my fork? If yam's are dry you can add a splash of milk, this is usually not the case.
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Enjoy!










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Skinny Mashed Yams

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
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Skinny Mashed Yams.
Prep time: PT5M
Cook time: PT20M
Total time: PT25M
Yield: 4
Calories per serving: 84
Fat per serving: 5
Ingredients
  • 2 whole Large Yams, Peeled And Cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper Or To Taste
  • 1 splash Milk If Yams Are Dry
Cooking Directions
  1. In a large saucepan add yams, cinnamon, sea salt and water.
  2. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn heat to low. Check yams after 15 minutes to make sure there is liquid still in the bottom of the pan, if not add another 1/4 cup water to prevent burning and check yams for doneness. Recover and continue to cook yams for another 5 minutes or until fork tender. DO NOT DRAIN.
  3. Remove lid and allow yams to sit for 3 minutes.
  4. Add butter and pepper.
  5. Mash yams with a potato masher until smooth and creamy. Add a splash of milk if needed.

9 comments:

  1. i am now craving a bowl of this - looks delicious!

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  2. What a delicious, healthy dish!! Even my picky hubby would eat this!

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  3. We love mashed yams in our home too. I generally make this over the holidays with cinnamon too. Very similar recipe.

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  4. Scrumptious! I will have to remember these for the Fall. We love yams yet never had them mashed. Brilliant! Have a fabulous week, sweetie! xoxo

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  5. This is a great side dish to eat for our weekday dinners. Yum! Plus nice to know that it is skinny!

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  6. Oh, we love mashed yams at our house, too! So good!

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  7. This looks delicious and healthy...

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  8. Totally agree! I never though I liked sweet potatoes until I tried them simply roasted or mashed and realized I just didn't like the traditional marshmallow laden Thanksgiving kind.

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  9. I LOVE this recipe! I just made them for the 2nd time tonight and they were just as good as I remembered! Yum!! Even my husband liked them.

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