Disclaimer: I received free Stonyfield coupons and cooking products to create this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
One thing I absolutely love about fall? Fall foods! Potatoes: I’m looking at you.
Okay, honesty time, I eat potatoes all year round. But they still seem like the perfect fall food to me. They’re denser, and go perfectly with stuffing and turkey.
Stonyfield asked me to create a root vegetable recipe for you guys. I was more than happy for the excuse to eat more potatoes, and Josh wanted practice using my camera. Sidenote but do you guys pronounce root like rooot or rutt? I thought everyone said rooot but then I moved to the Midwest and realized there was an entirely different pronunciation!
Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Makes 6 servings
- 4 pounds of sweet potatoes
- Skim milk (roughly 1 – 1.5 cups) <—- My dad taught me to add milk as you go, and never use the same amount every time.
- 3 tbsp butter
- 5.3 oz Stonyfield nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
- Salt, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, to taste
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut into large chunks.
- Transfer diced potatoes to a large pot and pour in enough water to cover them.
- Salt the water liberally, then bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- Simmer until you can stick a fork into the potatoes with little resistance (approximately 30 minutes).
- Drain potatoes and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
- Add butter and a small amount of milk, and mash until potatoes are somewhat smooth, adding more milk as necessary if mashed potatoes are too thick.
- Add Stonyfield and spices to taste, then continue mashing, adding more milk until potatoes reach desired consistency.
- Serve and enjoy!
All the beautiful potatoes.
The vanilla is key for this recipe. It blends with the spices perfectly and adds a hint of sweetness to every bite. Since I’ve discovered Greek yogurt, I never use sour cream anymore. There just doesn’t seem to be a point to it. Sour cream is essentially used to add a creamy taste to things. If I can get that with less calories, less fat, and more sugar, why wouldn’t I?
Mashing the potatoes.
Notice the funny dinglehopper? That’s a Dreamfarm Smood. Stonyfield sent me one to try and Josh and I are in love. It makes smooth mash in seconds and is then able to ensure you get every last bit of potato out of the pot. It’s easy, fun, and quick. You simply put a chunk of potato under the Smood, press down, and the potato is mashed. I was amazed. It cut mashing time in half, which meant we didn’t strain our wrists like we usually do after 10 minutes going to town with a traditional masher. My Dad makes the best potatoes in the world. He loves making them and sharing them with others. I’m really tempted to get him a Smood for Christmas. 😀
Seasoned, creamy, smooth potatoes. These vanilla mashed sweet potatoes are absolutely delicious. I had some last night with dinner and can’t wait to have more at work today.
Questions of the Day: How do you say root? Are you a potato fan? If you had to pick between sweet potato and traditional Russet potatoes which would you pick? What’s your favorite Stonyfield flavor?