I love sweet potatoes just about any way they can be made. Candied sweet potatoes are always a highlight at the Thanksgiving table. I think a sweet potato simply baked in its jacket until the sugars ooze out of the cuts then topped with butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper is very close to perfect. But I really like Orange Whipped Sweet Potatoes for its orange flavor.
Orange Whipped Sweet Potatoes Recipe
adapted from Taste of Home 2002 Book
- 3 pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed
- 1/3 to 2/3 cups orange juice
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (may need more)
- pepper (I like lots)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Fresh parsley (optional)
Bake scrubbed sweet potatoes in 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes until soft. Scoop out of skins when cool enough to handle.
In large mixing bowl, mash the sweet potatoes with the brown sugar, butter, salt, pepper and nutmeg, adding orange juice until until fluffy and desired consistency.
Sprinkle with snipped parsley.
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Barbara F. says
Those whipped sweet potatoes look and sound so delicious. I think these will be on my table this year. xo
My Little Home and Garden says
Oh, my. That looks tasty!
renee @ Singing With Birds says
I'm with you, any which way for me and this looks really good. I'll be low-carbing with a baked yam and dreaming of your version. My DIL makes a candied version everyone likes. Have a happy one, L.
Oh my – I LOVE (yes, LOVE) sweet potatoes!! Sounds delish:)
Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says
WOW this looks so good! Can't wait for Thanksgiving dinner!
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We are real sweet potato lovers in this house and yours look totally delicious. I think I will give this recipe a try.
I do hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful day giving thanks!
Walking on Sunshine... says
I'm the only one here that likes sweet potatoes. I never had them this way but that sounds scrumptios
When I first saw the title I thought you were talking about white potatoes –as I often mash them with carrots and they do become orange! Enjoyed seeing the pictures of your weekend with the kiddos! Blessings at Thanksgiving!
Janette@Janette's Sage says
Oh I think I will just come to your house and eat…I am sure I can't ever fix such wonderful fair.
Happy Thanksgiving…to you and yours
This sounds good. I have never made them this way but I love sweet potatoes. Thanks! xo Diana
Great great idea for flavor, I bet it all got eaten.
I can almost taste it! It sounds wonderful! I have three family members with special dietary situations – they can't have some of the things traditionally in recipes for sweet potatoes so we always bake them. I love them baked but would love to try this recipe.
Sweet potatoes are my favorite dish! This sounds really good, and quite simple. I might just give this a try. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Country Wings in Phoenix says
Happy Thanksgiving Sweetie…
I have never had sweet potatoes mashed, and love adding a little something new to the holiday menu each year. Guess what we will be trying for Christmas? I can't wait.
DH and I usually go out for Thanksgiving. I am not able to handle two holiday meals so close together for such a large group, especially after the 10-12 hour days I work each week.
Have a blessed week sweetie. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for blessing my heart being a blogger friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry
Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says
Looks so good! So light and fluffy, such good flavor with the orange!
Wow, this sounds so good, you could have it for dessert. I'll have to give it a try.
Maple Lane says
I absolutely love sweet potatoes. This sounds very tasty. THX!