Chili Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

A sweet and spicy side.

September 5, 2013

Not only is this dish practically fat-free, but the chili powder contains capsaicin, which studies have shown may inhibit fat-cell growth and help people consume fewer calories. And cinnamon is no slacker spice either: It keeps your blood sugar stable and your appetite in check, so you won't be tempted to go back for a second helping.

Serves: 8
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 1 hr 10 min
Total: 1 hr 25 min



  • 4 large sweet potatoes (3 1/2 lbs total)
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chili powder

1. Bake the sweet potatoes in a 425°F oven until they are soft, about 70 minutes. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and allow them to cool slightly.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, orange zest, brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, and chili powder.

3. Scoop out the insides of sweet potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl. Pour orange juice mixture over sweet potatoes, mash well, and serve.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories 193.9 cal
Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 113.6 mg
Carbohydrates 45.8 g
Total Sugars 13 g
Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
Protein 3.3 g

Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.