2largesweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4teaspoonpumpkin pie spice, or to taste
1/8teaspoonChimayo 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.
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 cupWeight Watchers PointsPlus: *4Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Skinny Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Pie Spice and Chile
Amount Per Serving (2 /3 cup)
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.