Mashed sweet potatoes offer a tasty and colorful alternative to plain mashed potatoes. This low-fat side dish calls for healthy canola oil.




  • In a medium-size saucepan, cover sweet potato chunks with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 13 minutes, or until potatoes fall apart when pierced with a fork. Drain and set aside.

  • While potatoes are cooking, heat canola oil in a medium-size nonstick skillet. Add onion and cook for 8 minutes, or until deep, golden brown.

  • Place potatoes and onions in a food processor with the salt, pepper and cloves, and pulse until almost smooth. Can be made up to a day ahead; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Reheat gently in microwave oven.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; 3 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 607 mg sodium. 49 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein;