Smile-Worthy Recipe

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are jam-packed with mouth-friendly nutrients like vitamins A and C for gum health.1 This recipe for mashed sweet potatoes is naturally sweet but doesn’t contain added sugars. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make!

Ingredients:
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
¼ to 1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons salted butter
¼ teaspoon Kosher salt

Directions:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Carefully add sweet potatoes. Reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered for 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Drain sweet potatoes in a colander. Shake to remove water. Place sweet potatoes in a large bowl and add ¼ cup milk, butter and salt. Use a potato masher or hand blender to mash until smooth. Add remaining milk if necessary. Serve warm.

1 https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/thanksgiving-slideshow

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