I Just Discovered Trader Joe's Frozen Mashed Sweet Potatoes and 10 Healthy Ways to Use Them
While strolling through the frozen-food section at my local Trader Joe's, I found these bags of frozen Mashed Sweet Potatoes. As a vegan, I didn't get my hopes up when I turned over the package to read the list of ingredients. I was expecting to see butter and cream but squealed a little when I saw that the only ingredient is sweet potato!
When you open the bag, you'll see tiny frozen discs of mashed sweet potatoes, which makes it easy to warm up a small portion. They taste incredibly smooth like a puree, which I can only attribute to them being blended instead of just mashed. They're so damn good! And while it's easy enough to bake a sweet potato in the oven and mash it myself, I can't beat the convenience of having a bag of these frozen mashed sweet potatoes in my freezer.
I like to warm up a small bowl to eat on them own, but I've also discovered some healthy ways to use them in my recipes to add naturally sweet flavor, creaminess, and fiber. Maybe seeing these ideas will inspire you to pick up a bag to keep on hand in your freezer!
Trader Joe's Frozen Mashed Sweet Potatoes Nutritional Info
I love that the only ingredient is sweet potato, yet the creamy texture makes me think cream was added! A serving size, which is 10 discs, is only 110 calories, has zero grams of fat, and offers 25 grams of carbs, four grams of fiber, and two grams of protein. Sweet potatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin A.
Homemade Veggie Burgers
Use Trader Joe's frozen Mashed Sweet Potatoes for veggie-burger recipes that call for sweet potato.
Make pancakes moist and naturally sweet by adding Trader Joe's frozen Mashed Sweet Potatoes to pancake batter.
Whip up this recipe for sweet potato banana bread using Trader Joe's frozen Mashed Sweet Potatoes — it's way faster than waiting for a sweet potato to bake!
To add natural sweetness and a creamy texture, add a few frozen discs of Trader Joe's Mashed Sweet Potatoes while cooking your oatmeal, or add them to your jar of overnight oats.
Curries and Soups
Add creaminess to curries and soups without cream by adding in some Trader Joe's frozen Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
Add Trader Joe's Mashed Sweet Potatoes to thicken sauces and add a little extra fiber.
Add natural sweet flavor, creaminess, and fiber to smoothies! If you really love a strong cinnamon sweet potato flavor, try this "sweet potato pie" smoothie.
Toast, Wraps, and Quesadillas
To add a little creamy texture and sweetness to avocado toast, veggie-filled wraps, burritos, or quesadillas, smear on a little mashed sweet potato.
How Much Do Trader Joe's Frozen Mashed Sweet Potatoes Cost?
One bag, which has about 3.5 servings, costs $2.50. That's pretty reasonable considering one regular-size sweet potato costs about $1.50. It's definitely worth adding a bag to your cart the next time you go to Trader Joe's.