Thursday, December 25, 2008

LOW CARB baked yams with cauliflower

  • 8 small sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups cooked, mashed cauliflower
  • 1 package cream cheese*
  • salt and pepper
  • butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place yams on cookie sheet. Cut cross-hatch into the top (an "x") and bake for an hour. Let cool for 15 minutes.

Change oven temperature to 350 degrees

Carefully peel back top edges from the yams. Leaving the shells intact, scoop out the innards. Keep half*, and save the rest for another recipe. Mash yam innards. Add mashed cauliflower, cream cheese and butter and mix until fluffy.

Spoon or pipe mixture back into the shells and bake for 20 minutes or until warm.

Optional: Top with sour cream, butter,bacon bits and cheese for a loaded version. For a sweeter flavor, sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon, and a small pat of butter. (Adjust nutritional values according to additions)

Makes 8 small yams.

*Nutritional information: Calories: 170, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 3 g, Net Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 12 g
More sides for Thanksgiving are coming, so keep checking back!

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