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Holiday Cheer Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Eggnog and rum give mashed sweet potatoes a new taste twist. This truly is an ideal side for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.—Kelli Ritz, Innisfail, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes (3 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. Scrub and pierce sweet potatoes. Bake at 400° for 50-60 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly; peel.
  • 2. In a large bowl, mash sweet potatoes with butter. Add the remaining ingredients; beat until combined. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 264 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.