A Sweet Potato Side Dish Your Dinner Guests Will WANT to Eat

23 Nov

No marshmallows here. We all know how much I adore sweet potatoes. We don’t need to revisit the how’s and why’s. Remember last year’s salt baked sweet taters? This even better. *gasp* I know.

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It’s easier, too. AND healthy. So healthy. I stumbled upon this recipe from paleoOMG after literally googling “sweet potato crockpot.” The only changes I made? I used homemade chicken stock, instead of vegetable stock, because it was already in my fridge and I’m cheap + 4 cloves of garlic instead of 2. Because the only thing I love more than sweet potatoes is garlic. No worries, my purse is full of gum, mints, and Burberry hand cream.

Behold, your no-work turkey day side dish:

-2 large-ish sweet potatoes, chopped
-1/2 sweet onion, diced
-2-4 cloves garlic, minced
-1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock
-1(14oz) can coconut milk – pick one with no fillers, if you can find it. Ingredients: Coconut, water. Check the Thai isle.
-1Tbs dried basil
-Salt and pepper

Put it all in the crockpot for 3 hours on high.
Make yourself a drink. You work too hard.
After 3 hours, dump the contents (careful! Hot!) into your blender/ninja/food processor/vitamix and purée until smooth.
Eat.

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Goes great with turkey sandwiches. Weird, huh?

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