Sweet Potatoes
CACFP: ¼ cup = 1 fruit/vegetable


Ingredients 6 servings 20 servings
Sweet Potatoes, fresh 1¼ pounds 3¾ pounds
Water 1¼ cups 1 quart
Milk 3 ounces ¾ cup
Margarine, softened 1 Tablespoon ¼ cup



  • 1. Wash, peel, and cut potatoes into quarters or medium-size chunks.
  • 2. Boil potatoes until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain.
  • 3. Mash potatoes in mixer on low speed until smooth.
  • 4. Warm milk in saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add just enough milk to potatoes to moisten.
  • 5. Add margarine while beating on low speed.
  • 6. Mix on high speed until blended and potatoes are light and fluffy.

    Note: Children may not be used to "orange" mashed potatoes, but try this recipe several times. Make it an adventure by "growing" a sweet potato in the classroom. Remember to be positive.