Vanilla Whipped Yams

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Vanilla Bean Whipped Yams

Simple and flavorful, our Vanilla Bean Whipped Yams are healthier than sugary full-fat versions of this dish. There’s no butter added, so diners may top with butter if they wish. The vanilla bean gives it a smooth sweetness that will have everyone asking for seconds.

A healthier alternative to the traditional sweet potato casserole, these vanilla whipped yams are full of flavor, but with half the sugar and calories of a traditional casserole.  

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds yams (sweet potatoes can be substituted)
  • 1 cup low-fat milk, whole milk, or fat-free half and half.  Non-dairy milk can also be substituted
  • 1 vanilla bean (split lengthwise, seeds scraped out with a small metal spoon or dinner knife)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste (optional)

Note – If you don’t have a vanilla bean on hand, you can substitute 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, which is the equivalent of one vanilla bean pod. 

How to Make Vanilla Whipped Yams

Pierce yams several times with a big fork and microwave until tender (about 7-9 minutes). 

While yams are in the microwave, combine milk, vanilla bean, and seeds that have been scraped out of the vanilla bean in a small saucepan.
 
Bring to a simmer, stirring often.
 
Let simmer about a minute then turn off the heat and remove the vanilla bean shell and discard.

When yams are tender, cool slightly, then cut each in half lengthwise and scoop out all of the flesh with a large metal spoon and place into a food processor.

With the processor running, pour the vanilla cream mixture into the yams and process until smooth. 

Season with salt and pepper then transfer to a serving bowl and serve with whipped butter and/or toasted pecans if desired.

 

Looking for more sweet potato recipes?

Ultimate Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Crumble

Maple-Oranged Mashed Sweet Potatoes 

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

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Vanilla Whipped Yams

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vanilla sweet potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories:
Author: Safeway

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds yams sweet potatoes can be substituted
  • 1 cup low-fat milk whole milk, or fat-free half and half. Non-dairy milk can also be substituted
  • 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise, seeds scraped out with a small metal spoon or dinner knife
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste optional

Instructions

  • Pierce yams several times with a big fork and microwave until tender (about 7-9 minutes).
  • While yams are in the microwave, combine milk, vanilla bean, and seeds that have been scraped out of the vanilla bean in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring often.
  • Let simmer about a minute then turn off the heat and remove the vanilla bean shell and discard.
  • When yams are tender, cool slightly, then cut each in half lengthwise and scoop out all of the flesh with a large metal spoon and place into a food processor.
  • With the processor running, pour the vanilla cream mixture into the yams and process until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper then transfer to a serving bowl and serve with whipped butter and/or toasted pecans if desired.

Notes

Note - If you don't have a vanilla bean on hand, you can substitute 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, which is the equivalent of one vanilla bean pod. 

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