Dairy-Free Mashed Yams
Nutritious yams make a quick and easy traditional dish for Thanksgiving, or the perfect vegetarian comfort food for any other time of the year. This recipe can be prepared a day in advance. Just reheat and serve.
6 yams, peeled and chopped
5 tablespoons butter, ghee, coconut oil or dairy-free replacement
3 tablespoons heavy cream or dairy-free milk of choice (hemp, soy, rice milk)
1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
½ teaspoon salt
1. Place yams and other ingredients in a medium-size pot and cover. Cook slowly over medium-low heat. After about 10 minutes, stir contents to combine and cook for an additional 35 minutes, stirring every 5 to 7 minutes. When yams are
tender, remove from heat.
2. Mash yams with a potato masher or hand mixer until smooth. Adjust salt