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Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Prep 30 min ∙ Cook 30 min ∙ Makes ∙ Source Gwyneth Paltrow, "It's All Good"

This recipe is a healthy addition to any meal, and blending in the tofu increases the protein without altering the flavor.


2 pounds sweet potatoes; wash and then trim ends off 
3 tablespoons silken tofu
1 tablespoon unsweetened soy milk


1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

Place the potatoes in a large oven-proof dish to capture the sugar during baking. 

3) Bake the sweet potatoes in their jackets for 40 to 60 minutes or until tender, depending on the size of the potato.

4) When the potatoes are cool enough, remove the jackets and place the potatoes in a large bowl. 

5) Add tofu and milk and then mash with a fork or potato masher. 

6) Season as desired and serve hot.

Be creative with the seasonings!

With Cinnamon: Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to bowl, mash sweet potatoes, and serve. 

With Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Vanilla: Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to the bowl; mash sweet potatoes and serve.

With Garlic and Herbs: Before baking the potatoes, cut the top off a whole garlic bulb to expose the top of each clove; place in the same baking dish as the potatoes and drizzle with olive oil. Bake the garlic for about 45 minutes. Squeeze the garlic cloves from the skins and mash. Add to potatoes and blend. Season with chopped chives or Italian parsley.