I have a habit of buying potatoes and then letting them sit around for a really long time. I know I should use them quicker, but sometimes they seem like they take forever to make and that effort seems wasted if it’s just on one potato. When I recently had oral surgery, I was on a soft food diet for several days. I quickly tired of guacamole, yogurt, and applesauce. That’s when I saw my poor lonely sweet potato sitting on the counter. I figured I could make a mash in the microwave pretty easily. This is the result!
1 large sweet potato, washed and pierced with a fork all over
3-4 T. non-dairy butter (SmartBalance)
1 T. non-dairy milk (cashew milk)
Wash sweet potato and pierce it with a fork all over. Microwave on one side for 3 minutes. Turn over and microwave for another 3 minutes or until you can easily pierce all the way through the potato with a fork. Carefully peel with a fork or knife, scraping excess potato off of the skin and onto your plate. Mash with a fork. Add in 3-4 T. butter to hot potato and mash in. Add 1 T. cashew milk to make it fluffier (you may need more or less depending on the size of your potato).
This works well as a quick side for one or two people or as a snack.