Boiled Sweet Potatoes

Boiled Sweet Potatoes PinBoiled Sweet Potatoes make a quick and easy side dish with lots of healthy nutrients. You can bake them if you prefer, but we’ve found boiling them retains more of the sweet potato’s moisture and natural sweetness without the need for oil or aluminum foil.

There are several types of sweet potatoes: Jewel, Garnet, Purple, Hannah and my personal favorite, Japanese Murasaki. Mix and match them to get different nutrients and more variety.

Potatoes have gotten a bad rap from mainstream media and low-carb diets, but they’re extremely healthy and great for weight loss because they’re high fiber and low calorie. For detailed information about the health benefits of potatoes, read “The Starch Solution” by Dr. John McDougall.

Amelia likes to eat them plain, but I prefer them with a little agave, cinnamon and nutmeg. You can also top them with a little plain, non-dairy yogurt or if you like sweet & spicy, try some of Grandpa’s Dipping Hot Sauce.

Boiled Sweet Potatoes
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 3 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 3 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Boiled Sweet Potatoes
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 3 minutes
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30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 3 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Wash and cut the potatoes in half. For larger potatoes, you may need to cut them into 3 or 4 pieces.
  2. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.
  3. Boil for 30 to 45 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Enjoy plain, or topped with non-dairy yogurt, agave, cinnamon, nutmeg or your favorite vegan sweet potato toppings.
    Boiled Sweet Potatoes
Recipe Notes

Serving size is 1 sweet potato.

Nutrition Facts
Boiled Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.02g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g
Sodium 77mg 3%
Potassium 438mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 369%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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