Mashed Sweet Potato Swap + 4 More Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

Nov 14 2017

The Best Mash for Your Turkey-Day Bash!

Before you descend into a “What am I going to make for Thanksgiving?!" panic, take a deep breath and read on. Our butternut mashies offer the perfect combination of sweet and savory, with fewer calories and carbs than their doppelganger, mashed sweet potatoes. Plus, we've got four more spins on holiday spuds to choose from!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Sweet Butternut Mashies Recipe

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1/6th of recipe (1/2 cup): 90 calories, 2.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 243mg sodium, 17g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g sugars, 1.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 1*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 1*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes


6 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash (about 1 medium squash)

3 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread

1 1/2 packets no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia)

1/2 tsp. maple extract

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt


Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Add butternut squash. Once returned to a boil, reduce heat to medium. Cook until very tender, 15 - 20 minutes.

Drain squash in a strainer. Transfer to a large bowl.

Add all remaining ingredients. Thoroughly mash and mix until uniform.


Chew on this:

On this day back in 2006, we debuted our first marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole swap. Classic, crave-worthy, and perfect for the holidays!

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