Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk

December 2005/January 2006, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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This three-ingredient dish, known as piele in Hawaii, is fabulously simple. Coconut milk—an occasional indulgence because of the saturated fat—contributes rich flavor.

"yeah, i really wish people would start excluding coconut oil when talking about saturated fat, and at least start noting that saturated fat from coconut and it's medium chain fatty acids (MCFTs) have a different effect on our bodies and...

11 Reviews for Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk


This turned out grey! Made the day before and reheated in the oven. None left, my guests loved it. Fresh and tasty!

Easy, inexpensive, simple, tasty
simple, and nummy

I absolutely love this recipe; i now keep a constant supply of coconut milk just so i can make this whenever i feel like peeling sweet potatoes
HIGHLY recommended

easy, few ingredients , delicious
Microwaving does not equal eating well

This recipe has potential to be great, however microwave cooking is terrible for your health! Throw away your microwave. The convenience is not worth denaturing your food and zapping any enzymes out of existence. And as a previous reader commenter, coconut is good for you and doesn't have the same effects as eating saturated fat from animal sources. It is a great source of lauric acid, a vital nutrient which is present in human breast milk.

coconut milk
Comments (3)


Anonymous wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

Ughhhh, boiling the potatoes

Ughhhh, boiling the potatoes will kill any enzymes too. Please educated yourself.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 35 weeks ago

What? WHAT? Do you know

What? WHAT? Do you know anything about physics? There is nothing wrong with microwave cooking. Indeed it's probably "greener" for the planet overall than conductive heat in a wasteful large oven.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

I was so disappointed to see

I was so disappointed to see microwave directions in this recipe. But I am glad to know I am not the only person in the world to understand the hazard and waste of using the microwave to cook food.

simple & delicious

I love this recipe. In fact, I made these for thanksgiving. If you appreciate simple flavors, and love sweet potatoes, there is no reason you will not love this recipe, too

easy, cheap, uncomplicated
These were just OK

I thought these were just OK. They kind of boring & though I was convinced that I liked them at first, I quickly got sick of the taste & couldn't finish what was on my plate.


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