Roasted Sweet Potato Puree with Almonds Recipe

Try this healthy sweet potato purée this Thanksgiving. Each serving has under 100 calories. Calorie, fat, and cholesterol savings come from using safflower or grapeseed oil instead of butter.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes or yams, washed
  • 1/4 cup whole raw almonds, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp safflower or grapeseed oil
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a baking dish and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until potatoes are very soft.
  3. Place almonds in a baking dish. Roast at same time as sweet potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Peel potatoes. In a food processor, place potato flesh, lemon zest and cayenne. Purée until smooth. Add oils and purée until well blended.
  5. Sprinkle almonds on top of sweet potato purée. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
95
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    4g
    6%
  • Saturated Fat
    1g
    5%
  • Cholesterol
    0
    0%
  • Sodium
    50mg
    2%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    5%
  • Dietary Fiber
    2g
    8%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    2g
    4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.