“ Brand: Asda / Type: Potatoes „
I love sweet potato when I have it in the pub and stuff but don't cook them myself so when I was in Asda a couple of weeks ago I saw some bags of mixed ready prepared butternut squash and sweet potato. It was £1.50 for a 550g bag and I reckon that's not bad value because the last butternut squash I brought in Morrisons was £1.20 on it's own for a mega small one.
The butternut squash and sweet potato are peeled and cut into slices ready to be cooked, I like how they've been cut quite rough so that when they're cooked and on the plate they don't look like they've been cut by a machine like the frozen bags of mixed veg you can buy. They actually look like I've chopped them up myself with all the rough edges and stuff.
When I picked mine up I got a bag that had got more butternut squash in because that's my favourite, the different vegetables aren't weighed out and you can see that there is more of one in each bag so it's worth rooting through them to get the bag that has the proportions to suit you.
You can roast or boil the vegetables, it's pure fruit in the bag with no oil added so if you're roasting them you will probably want to drizzle them with olive oil before you put them in the oven. They take about 45 mins in the oven but if you boil them they'll be done in about 20 mins. I reckon you could boil and mash them together to have on a dinner instead of buttery mashed potato and that would be better for you.
I think this is a brill idea. Butternut squash are MAD to peel and chop because they're majorly tough and buying it like this cuts out all the hassle of that. Both the vegetables tasted nice and fresh when they were cooked and were full of the same flavour you'd expect if you brought them fresh and in one piece.
Recommended.... it might be a bit more expensive doing it like this but it's waaaaaaay easier!!!