I love sweet potatoes. Fry 'em. Bake 'em. Roast 'em. It's all good, if you ask me. But when I was making my fast and easy dinner for one, I couldn't pass up my trusty microwave for its convenient and quick cooking.
Even though this mashed sweet potato recipe is super simple, it's still special because of a few extra ingredients that you probably have on hand. Orange zest adds a floral fragrance and nutmeg gives depth. Toasted pecans provide crunch to this creamy dish.
Next time you're making dinner for one, two, or twenty, give these mashed sweet potatoes a whirl.
Mashed Sweet Potato
1 sweet potato
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
2 tablespoons chopped toasted pecans
Poke the sweet potato with a knife in several places. Microwave for 6-8 minutes until softened, flipping the potato over halfway through. Allow the sweet potato to cool until you can handle it, then remove the peel and place the potato in a small bowl. Use a fork to mash the sweet potato. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the butter, orange zest, and nutmeg. Top with pecans.