Sweet Potato and Carrot Mash

This side dish is a flavorful and healthy addition to your holiday feast or a simple fall or winter meal. Sweet potatoes and carrots provide excellent nutritional benefits.

Sweet potatoes are packed with potassium, calcium and magnesium. They’re a healthy starch option to add to any entree because they are relatively low in calories, packed with fiber and loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Carrots are full of vitamin A and a multitude of minerals to make your meal more filling and good for you.

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Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  •  2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup low fat milk or milk substitute
  •  1/2 cup honey or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
  • Kosher salt

Sweet Potato and Carrot Mash

Instructions
1. Place potatoes and carrots in the slow cooker and top with remaining ingredients. Season with salt.
2. Cover and cook on low setting, stirring periodically, for 6 to 8 hours or until potatoes are very tender when pierced with a fork.
3. Taste and adjust seasoning. Using a hand-held mixer, whip at medium speed until combined and light and fluffy. Add a bit of additional milk and/or greek yogurt, if needed, to achieve a creamy texture, but do not over-mix. (For totally smooth potatoes, mash first with a potato masher, then whip with the mixer.)
4. Serve warm and enjoy!


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