Simple Puréed Sweet Potatoes

These simple puréed sweet potatoes are naturally gluten-free | This recipe can be made vegan with the dairy-free substitutions noted below. 

Sweet Potato Puree

Simple Puréed Sweet Potatoes

Serves 4
Time: 35 minutes

* Feel free to double this recipe for larger gatherings

1 1/2 pounds sweet potato
1/2 cup orange juice (bottled or fresh) 
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup half and half (I love Califia Farms' Better Half for dairy-free) 
1 tablespoon ghee or butter at room temp (or Earth Balance butter)

1. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop into large cubes. Place the cubes into a large pot filled with an inch of water or so. Cover with a lid and steam on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender. Make sure to check the pot throughout to ensure that the water has not evaporated. 

2. Drain the potatoes in a colander and transfer to a high-speed blender or electric mixer. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until creamy. Serve warm.

Nutritional Info (per serving)
207 calories, 5g fat, 37g carbs, 6g fiber, 13g sugar, 4g protein