Greek Yogurt Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed potatoes make a great side.  The only problem is that regular russet potatoes are mainly starch, while sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins.  I had picked up some sweet potatoes from the grocery and when making Stuffed Cabbage, decided mashed sweet potatoes would be the perfect accompaniment.  I normally would add some milk or cream to regular mashed potatoes to make them creamier, and since I had some Greek yogurt in the fridge and decided to give that a try.




I started out by cubing some sweet potatoes and boiling them until they were soft, about 25 minutes.


Next, I used a potato masher to mash the potatoes until they were creamy, and scooped in some Greek yogurt, salt, and pepper.


I mixed it all together and voila, the perfect side.


Now these were very rich and went great with the cabbage.  The salt and pepper gave these the perfect seasoning to be a mashed potato replacement.  Some people, like my Dad, tend to believe sweet potatoes belong in sweeter dishes like sweet potato casserole, but I found this to be the perfect alternative to plain mashed potatoes.  And with the Greek yogurt, this ended up being quite the healthy dish.  This is one I will repeat again and again!

Greek Yogurt Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

2 large sweet potatoes
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions:

Peel sweet potatoes then cut into even pieces about 1-2 inches in size.  Boil in water for 25 minutes, until fork tender.  Drain, then mash.  Add in Greek yogurt, salt, and pepper; stir and serve.

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