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Sweet and tasty Mashed Yams cooked with butter and cream, topped with feta cheese and pistachios make an easy autumn dish.
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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 493kcal
Author: Tania Sheff


  • 2 lbs. yams
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 3 springs fresh rosemary


  • 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.
  • In a small skillet melt the butter and add pistachios and rosemary. Cook on medium heat for about 1 minute.
  • Remove the pistachios and rosemary from the pan and save for later.
  • 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.
  • Transfer mashed yams onto a serving platter and garnish with reserved pistachios, rosemary and feta crumbles.




Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 1973mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 52.8mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1.6mg