Mashed Yams with Feta
Sweet and tasty Mashed Yams cooked with butter and cream, topped with feta cheese and pistachios make an easy autumn dish.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 2lbs. yams
  • 3tbsp butter
  • 1/3cup half and half
  • 1/4cup pistachios
  • 1/2cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2-3tbsp. maple syrup
  • 3springs fresh rosemary
  1. BAKING METHOD: Wash the yams and pet dry with paper towel. Fold the yams in heavy duty aluminum foil and bake at 350F for about 2 hours or until tender (baking time varies depending on the size of yams). BOILING METHOD: Peel and cut the yams into large pieces. Add enough water just to cover the yams and bring to a boil. Simmer the yams until cooked through for about 30 minutes. Remove the water reserving 1/2 cup, which could be used during mashing to regulate the texture. Once the yams are cooked, set them aside.
  2. In a small skillet melt the butter and add pistachios and rosemary. Cook on medium heat for about 1 minute.
  3. Remove the pistachios and rosemary from the pan and save for later.
  4. Place the yams into a large bowl and add the melted butter and cream, and mash with the potato masher. During this step, taste the yams, add a little maple syrup if not sweet enough or a little of the reserved water to give it a little smoother consistency. Once satisfied with the taste, add feta cheese and mash a little more.
  5. Transfer mashed yams onto a serving platter and garnish with reserved pistachios, rosemary and feta crumbles.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Mashed Yams with Feta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 318mg 13%
Potassium 1973mg 56%
Total Carbohydrates 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 6g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 18%
Vitamin C 64%
Calcium 13%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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