Cooking with Kids: In the Kitchen with Lisa and Charlotte

Sweet potatoes are wonderfully creamy when mashed and blended with Greek yogurt. It's a super-healthy side, loaded with vitamin A, beta-carotene and fiber.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Makes 8 servings
PointsPlus™ Value serving: 2


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 2 lbs)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup plain, low-fat or fat-free yogurt, Greek-variety recommended
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp table salt, or more to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste


  • Place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; pour in enough water to cover potatoes. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil; boil until potatoes are fork-tender, about 8 minutes.

  • Drain potatoes and garlic; transfer potatoes and garlic to a large bowl. Add yogurt and sugar to bowl; mash until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.
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