Healthy Low Fat Sweet Potato Recipes
Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple for so many families across America. But with these low-fat, healthy alternatives to traditional butter-laden recipes, you'll feel great about eating them all winter long! Below: quick candied yams made with canned sweet potatoes and marshmallows, maple syrup glazed sweet potatoes, and sweet potato casserole. Another hub contains my low fat sweet potato pie recipe. Enjoy!
Quick Candied Sweet Potatoes
- 40 oz canned sweet potatoes
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup raisins or sultanas
- 2 tsp butter or margarine
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with nonstick zero-calorie spray. Drain half the liquid from the canned sweet potatoes and mix with brown sugar and raisins. Spread into baking dish. Cut butter into chunks and distribute evenly over sweet potato mixture. Bake 30 minutes, then sprinkle with marshmallows and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Maple Syrup Sweet Potatoes
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
- salt to taste
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
Steam sweet potatoes until tender, slice, and sprinkle with salt. In a skillet over medium heat, combine maple syrup and butter and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add sliced sweet potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring regularly to coat.
Low Fat Sweet Potato Casserole
- 3 cups cooked/mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 1/4 lbs raw)
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup skim milk
- 2 egg whites or 1/4 cup egg substitute
- 2 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp butter or margarine, cold
1/3 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and spray an 8 by 8 baking dish with zero-calorie nonstick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine all filling ingredients and mix well. Spoon into prepared baking dish and spread evenly. In a different bowl, combine the brown sugar and flour for the topping, then cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chopped pecans and sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture in the baking dish. Bake 30 minutes.
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