Skinny Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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Skinny Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Pie Spice and Chile

Sweet potato mash made sweet and spicy with pumpkin pie spice and chile powder.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 150
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chimayo chile powder, or to taste (Try a pinch or two of cayenne if you don't have red chile powder)
  • Salt to taste


  • In a steamer basket fitted over a large pot of boiling water, cook the sweet potatoes, covered, until they are tender when pierced with a knife, about 15 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are steaming, in a small saucepan, warm the buttermilk gently over very low heat. (Don't let it boil because it will curdle.)
  • Drain the potatoes and place them back in the pot. Add the warm buttermilk, orange juice, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, chile powder and salt and mash until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings.

Recipe Notes

According to the cooking sources I checked, it's better to steam steam sweet potatoes, than boil them to prevent them from becoming water logged.
Some other yummy seasonings for sweet potatoes, I want to experiment with include: orange zest, pineapple, candied ginger, bourbon, chopped toasted nuts, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger, lime, maple syrup, honey, lemon.
Serving size: 2/3 cup
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Pie Spice and Chile
Amount Per Serving (2 /3 cup)
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin Spiced Sweet Potatoes