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    Mashed Yams

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    40 mins

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    30 mins

    Suedocbug's Note:

    I was tired of plain old mashed potatoes. Tried this as an alternative. Now, we eat more yams than white potatoes!

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    1. 1
      peel and cut yams into cubes.
    2. 2
      boil until tender (about 30 mins).
    3. 3
    4. 4
      add butter, sugar, cinnamon.
    5. 5
      mix until smooth (I use the hand mixer but my mom prefers the stand mixer).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 28, 2009


      Very very good. We did add a little milk and some salt because all we had was unsalted butter. My daughter, who usually won't touch anything sweet potato or yam like, absolutely loved this. Way to go! We will definitely make this again.

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    • on August 11, 2009


      This was my first yam recipe and it hit the spot! I followed the recipe exactly, doubling it. We found the taste just right, but I would have added a splash of milk for a creamier consistency as another reviewer suggested. I used a hand mixer and the texture was fine, but I would have boiled them a little longer to make them smoother. My boys (who don't like anything resembling a sweet potato, refused to give this recipe any stars...) Haha, more leftovers for the rest of us!!!

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    • on November 29, 2008


      I'm not a yam fan, but I made this for Thanksgiving anyway. I added some maple syrup to the mix (a family tradition) and added marshmallows to the top. I popped the finished product in the oven to melt the marshmallows. What a great recipe! I cinnamon gives it a great flavor. This is a must-make recipe for anyone who thinks they don't like yams. You'll change your mind. I did.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mashed Yams

    Serving Size: 1 (150 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 247.8
    Calories from Fat 79
    Total Fat 8.8 g
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    Cholesterol 22.9 mg
    Sodium 72.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 41.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.6 g
    Sugars 3.8 g
    Protein 2.1 g

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