Creamy Vanilla Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Looking for an easy Creamy Vanilla Sweet Potatoes recipe? Learn how to make Creamy Vanilla Sweet Potatoes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 6 servings



From the About.com Guide to Cooking for Kids; Like a lot of sweet potato recipes, these sweet potatoes are roasted, then whipped with butter, cream cheese, syrup and vanilla. But the thing that sets these sweet potatoes apart from the rest is the crisp bacon topping. The combination of salty and sweet makes this sweet potato recipe a standout winner; (the recipe has been modified to improve nutritional value)

Recipe Ingredients for Creamy Vanilla Sweet Potatoes

4 sweetpotatoes, medium, raw
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 ounces fat free cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 tbsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 strips bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

Recipe Directions for Creamy Vanilla Sweet Potatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray six ramekins with cooking spray.

  2. Wash the sweet potatoes and lightly coast the skins with canola oil. Pierce each potato several times with a fork. Place the potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour or until fork tender. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

  3. Cut the hot sweet potatoes into halves. Scoop the sweet potato pulp into a mixing bowl, discarding the skins. Beat sweet potato pulp on medium speed for 1 minute with an electric mixer. Add the cream cheese, butter, syrup, vanilla extract, salt and pepper. Whip until creamy.

  4. Spoon the whipped sweet potatoes potatoes into prepared ramekins. Top with the bacon. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet. Bake 5-8 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, sweet potatoes may be reheated in a microwave for 2-3 minutes.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 128.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
254
Calories from Fat
122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.5g
21%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Sodium
518mg
22%
Potassium
389mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
27.0g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
11.7g
Protein
5.6g
Vitamin A 251% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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