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Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes
November 3, 2016 | Home >Best Recipes >Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes

Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes

Got twenty minutes? Our cooking method puts Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes on the menu.

Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes. Delicious twist on this classic side dish!

When you think of sweet potatoes, it’s easy to imagine long baking times and Thanksgiving-worthy casseroles. We love serving this traditional fall veggies during the holidays!

But my mother-in-law opened my eyes to the common misperception that sweet potatoes are too time consuming for a weeknight dinner.

I was steaming some sweet potato cubes when she walked into the kitchen and shot me a surprised look. “I didn’t know you could cook them like that!” she told me.

She was used to baking them for an hour on the weekends, and she had never thought to chop and steam a sweet potato. I told her it only takes about fifteen minutes to get the veggie soft and tender.

Now that she knows about the steaming trick, she buys and eats sweet potatoes all the time! Which is so awesome.

The Anytime Veggie

We want to spread the word: you don’t have to relegate sweet potatoes to special-occasion cooking only.

These nutritious tubers make an exceptional side dish in just twenty minutes from start to finish (try it while your pasta is cooking!)

You can find them in supermarkets year round, and kids learn to love them easily, especially with a little cinnamon, butter and honey, like these Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes.

Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes. Delicious twist on this classic side dish!

Orange veggies like sweet potatoes deliver so much great nutrition to your family, including Vitamins A, C and Manganese, and 4 grams of fiber per serving.

This recipe makes a sweet and easy replacement for white potatoes. Try them alongside chicken, steak, or black bean soup.

Ready to get started? Peel your sweet potato….Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes. Delicious twist on this classic side dish!

Chop it and place it in a steam basket above 1-2 inches of water. Steam for about 15 minutes, or until the sweet potato is very tender when pricked with a fork.Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes. Delicious twist on this classic side dish!

Place the sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl, and mash with a potato masher or a large fork.Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes. Delicious twist on this classic side dish!

Stir in honey, butter, and cinnamon, and serve warm alongside a protein and a grain for a complete meal!Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes. Delicious twist on this classic side dish!

Do you have a favorite sweet potato recipe? Share it in the comments!

Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes. Delicious twist on this classic side dish! http://www.superhealthykids.com/quick-honey-sweet-potatoes/

Quick Honey Sweet Potatoes

  • Nutrition per serving   % daily value
  • Calories: 69 3%
  • Fat: 2 g 3%
  • Carb: 10 g 3%
  • Fiber: 0 g 0%
  • Protein: 0 g 0%
  • Sugar: 5 g

Ingredients

  • 1 medium – sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon – butter, unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon – honey

Directions

  1. Peel the sweet potato, then chop it into 1/2 inch cubes, roughly.
  2. Place the sweet potato in a steamer basket above 1-2 inches of water, and steam, covered, for 15-20 minutes, or until very tender.
  3. Transfer the cooked sweet potato to a mixing bowl, then mash with a potato masher or fork.
  4. Stir in butter and honey, then serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 69 3%
  • Fat: 2 g 3%
  • Carb: 10 g 3%
  • Fiber: 0 g 0%
  • Protein: 0 g 0%
  • Sugar: 5 g
written by
Amy Roskelley

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Comments(6)
Tia says:

Amy-
I have to be honest, I hadn’t ever eaten them cooked until I was at Darrell’s parents for Thanksgiving one year – I was 20 years old! Growing up we ate them raw – like carrot sticks. I loved them, they were sweeter than a carrot and just as crunchy. I bet it even had more nutrients that way over the way I love them now – with marshmallows, brown sugar and LOTS of butter!! Yum!

Amy says:

OOOh, Tia, Wade never told me about eating them raw. I just tried it and love it. I like it better than a carrot. I’m going to cut them up and tell my kids they are carrots and see what they say.

Tia says:

Hooray! I contributed something worth while to your healthy eating blog!!! 🙂

Lisa says:

Costco sells them raw and cut like carrot sticks in their “cold room” haven’t tried them yet – next time!

Amy says:

I’ll go check that out. Costco should pay us per every time we mention Costco on this blog. I’d be a millionaire.

Ambery says:

My elementary student loves them for school lunch. We microwave them in a potato bag and put cheese and bacon on them in foil or thermos or I put butter on them and send a small shaker with cinnamon in it for her to add at school. I’ve also cut them in wedges/circles and sent the cinnamon shaker.

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