Photo from Better Homes & Gardens mag
Ever since I heard sweet potatoes are the MOST nutritious vegetable (it's true! look it up!), I've been trying to give them to the kids at least a few times a month. They always have them at Trader Joes, and they are SO easy to prepare- you can just poke them and stick them in the microwave- and you can eat them plain, and they are still good! So although this recipe isn't the healthiest, it is delicious and much better for you than plain mashed potatoes.
3 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup butter
2 oz. goat cheese
1/2 cup toasted pistachios
Simmer the potatoes until tender, drain. Heat the half-and-half and butter together and mash into the potatoes. Stir in the goat cheese. Season with salt to taste. Sprinkle with pistachios.
*You can really just make this to taste. I didn't weigh the potatoes- I just used 3 large ones. I added the butter to taste and added a bit more than 2 oz. goat cheese. I did NOT top it with pistachios.