Yummy way to use your sweet potatoes or yams! The Sweet Potato Souffle recipe!
Vitamin A, fiber, beta-carotene and potassium are just a few benefits of the sweet potato. And no, a sweet potato is not a yam though many (including myself) have used the names interchangeably. The sweet potato packs a double punch with its’ nutritional values as well as health benefits.
Sweet Potato Souffle is a wonderful side dish which is conducive to serving as a sweet side dish with most entrees.
One warning: the sweet potato soufflé is a sweet side dish which will please any who like sweet potatoes and have a sweet tooth. Even non sweet potato fans might be won over by this recipe.
This baked sweet potato souffle recipe freezes very well and can be easily divided into single portion containers.
It is a great side dish which can accompany many entrees and will satisfy the tastes of many irrespective if a soft food diet is required.
Ingredients For Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe
3 sweet potatoes
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 beaten egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup melted butter
a dash of salt
Boil sweet potatoes until tender, cool and remove skin. Puree or mash the sweet potatoes to a smooth consistency. I used a ricer to ensure the consistency was smooth.
Add sugar, milk, butter, egg, vanilla and salt. Mix.
Pour into greased 2 quart dish. Bake for 40 minutes.
Sweet Potato Soufflé Recipe Tips:
The ricer is a great tool to produce truly smooth mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes. The tool is particularly helpful with sweet potatoes due to the sweet potato strings which are an inherent part of the potato and need to be separated and removed. The ricer does take extra labor, but the effort is rewarded with a silky smooth consistency.
I frequently halved the sweet potato soufflé recipe and found the results were the same as cooking the whole recipe.
The recipe also lends itself well to those on a soft food diet, a crumble topping could be added for additional texture if a soft food diet is not required.
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My Favorite Kitchen Tool
I cannot recommend enough owning a ricer. The way to smooth mashed potatoes or veggies is a ricer!