Easy Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries


Root vegetables helped our ancestors survive harsh winters for millennia, so it only makes sense that I stock my pantry with sweet potatoes this time of year. Twenty pounds next to the paper towels and cat food on the bottom shelf, waiting to be baked and eaten.

But if you’re like me, waiting an hour or more for sweet potatoes to bake in the oven just isn’t always an option. When I need dinner in a hurry, I make this quick-cooking version of a family favorite.


2 or 3 largish sweet potatoes
1/2 cup dried cranberries or Craisins
3 Tbsp. margarine
Milk or milk substitute
Brown sugar
Cinnamon (optional)
Nutmeg (optional)

1. Peel sweet potatoes and chop into roughly 1-inch chunks.
2. Place sweet potatoes and cranberries is a small pot of water.
3. Boil until sweet potatoes can be easily mashed with a fork. Drain.
4. Add margarine and drained sweet potatoes back into pot and mash well.
5. Add a bit of milk and stir, repeating until you reach desired consistency.
6. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to taste. Mix well.


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