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White Cheddar Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Prep 15 minutes cook 20 minutes

Each 1/2 cup serving: 213 calories, 15 g fat, 29 mg chol, 192 mg sodium, 17g carb, 3 g fiber, 3 g pro

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup half and half or light cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 oz white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp. snipped fresh sage
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 medium cooking apples, cored and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 whole sage leaves

Details

Preparation

Step 1

1. In a large saucepan cook potatoes in lightly salted boiling water, covered, 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Return to saucepan. Add half and half and butter. Mash potatoes with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in cheese, snipped sage, salt, and pepper.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook apples in butter over medium heat 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet. Cover; keep warm.

3. In the same skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Fry sage leaves for 30 to 60 seconds or until crisp; drain.

4. To serve, transfer potato mixture to a serving bowl. Top with apple mixture and fried sage leaves. Makes 8 servings plus leftovers.

Make ahead: Prepare as above through Step 1. Transfer potato mixture to a storage container. Cover and chill up to 24 hours. Transfer mixture to a large saucepan; heat through. Continue with Step 2.

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