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Ginger Orange Sweet Potatoes

Ginger Orange Sweet Potatoes are a wonderful and colorful side dish. Sweet potatoes are baked and mashed with fresh ginger, orange juice, and butter.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes about 4 medium-sized
  • 1 naval orange
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 heaping tablespoon fresh grated ginger or ginger paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Pierce sweet potatoes several times with a fork. Place sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until tender, about 1 hour.
  3. While the potatoes are baking, grate the zest and squeeze the juice from the orange. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of the grated zest and 1/3 cup strained juice in a large bowl. Save any remaining zest and juice for a separate use or discard.
  4. Carefully remove and discard the skins from the baked sweet potatoes (don't burn yourself with the hot potatoes!).
  5. Place sweet potato flesh in the bowl with the orange zest and juice. Add butter, ginger, salt and pepper.
  6. Mash or beat to combine.

Recipe Notes

Ginger Orange Sweet Potatoes are a wonderful and colorful side dish. Sweet potatoes are baked and mashed with fresh ginger, orange juice, and butter.