Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint."
-Don Marquis, Writer

The refrigerator light goes on...

I love plain mashed yams, but the hint of peppermint makes these sweet and savory and a bit spicy.


Mashed Yams with Mint

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 50 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

10 ounces yams
1/8 tsp salt
6 large fresh mint leaves (minced)
1 tsp unsalted butter
2 Tbsp reduced fat sour cream
1 tsp maple syrup
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Place the yams in the oven and roast for about 40 minutes.

Remove the yams and place in a bowl with the salt, mint, butter, sour cream, maple syrup and pepper.

Using a fork, mash the yams until smooth and blended with the other ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 231 Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 2g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
    Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 6% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 1196 mg
Magnesium 31 mg