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Chili-Spiced Sweet Potatoes


Mashed sweet potatoes are a great addition to any Thanksgiving Day spread. This easy-to-make orange and chili-spiked mixture is a refreshing twist on typically heavy potato dishes. Low in fat and high in fiber, the complex carbohydrates of sweet potatoes along with the blood-sugar stabilizing spices are a great nutritional combo, and the bright flavors will make this dish a requested tradition.


sweet potatoes
orange (Use half of the juice and zest)
2 tbsp
brown sugar
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
chili powder
1⁄4 tsp


Preheat oven to 425°F. Wrap sweet potatoes in perforated foil, place on a baking sheet. Bake the sweet potatoes for about 70 minutes, until they are soft. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and allow them to cool slightly.

In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, orange zest, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and chili powder.

Scoop out the insides of sweet potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl. Pour orange juice mixture over sweet potatoes, mash well, and serve.

A white bowl of mashed sweet potatoes


SourceDietetic intern Elizabeth Potter
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
1 1/2 hours
Total time
1 hour, 45 minutes