Sweet Potato Puffs

Sweet Potato Puff

Sweet Potato Puff

These delicate puffs of sweet potato have added appeal with the tangy flavor of orange and the crunchy texture of pecans. They are excellent accompanied with low-sodium ham and steamed green beans.


Makes 10 servings


2 pounds sweet potatoes
1/3 cup orange juice
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup chopped pecans


  1. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Place potatoes in medium saucepan, add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain potatoes; place in large bowl. Mash until smooth. Add orange juice, egg, orange peel and nutmeg; mix well.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon potato mixture in 10 mounds onto prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle pecans over tops of mounds.
  3. Bake 30 minutes or until centers are hot. Garnish, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 puff
Sodium 14 mg
Protein 2 g
Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrate 19 g
Cholesterol 21 mg
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat 3 g
Calories from Fat 21 %
Calories 103

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1/2
Vegetable 1
Starch 1

Check out more recipes for Vegetable Side Dish