Garlic Sweet Potato Mash

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Mashed sweet potatoes are often smothered in sugar, but this savory version is healthy and just as delicious! Your loved ones will keep coming back for more.

Sweet potatoes are often smothered in sugar and topped with more sugar, but this savory version will surprise you and your loved ones and keep them coming back for more!

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Need a few good reasons to pass on plain old potatoes and get sweet on sweet potatoes instead? These orange tubers are one of the top food sources of vitamin A, which helps protect your peepers. It also contains vitamins C and B-6, fiber, copper and potassium.

Pair this with chicken, Salisbury Steak, Pork Chops, or Turkey Meatloaf. Double or triple this recipe and add it to your Thanksgiving menu.

Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dry, dark place and they’ll stay fresh for several weeks. Sweet indeed!

Sweet potatoes are often smothered in sugar and topped with more sugar, but this savory version will surprise you and your loved ones and keep them coming back for more!
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Garlic Sweet Potato Mash

151 Cals 3 Protein 27 Carbs 3.5 Fats
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 5 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Sweet potatoes are often smothered in sugar and topped with more sugar, but this savory version will surprise you and your loved ones and keep them coming back for more!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 2 tbsp light sour cream
  • salt and fresh cracked ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • In a large pot boil sweet potatoes in salted water until tender, drain in a colander.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter and sauté garlic until lightly golden.
  • Return potatoes to the pan, add milk and sour cream; mash until smooth and creamy. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 151kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3.5g, Sodium: 27mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: easy sweet potatoes, healthy sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, savory sweet potatoes, sweet potato recipes

 

Nutritional information for sweet potatoes provided by Heather K Jones, RD (aka The Diet P.I.).

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126 comments

  1. As written added to the recipe calculator this is 7 points on blue, not 5.

  2. As written added to the recipe calculator this is 7 points on blue, not 5.

  3. I would probably cut back on the garlic next time (and I love garlic – maybe my cloves were large?), but other than that this is perfect. The proportion of the potatoes/butter/sour cream was just right.

  4. When do you add the garlic and butter?

  5. I had to come  straight here from just having a TASTE of it after cooking and it’s 🔥 🔥 🔥 – I HATE sweet potatoes, I was going to force myself to eat it because I needed a carb for my meal prep but this actually tastes good! 

  6. So far we have not enjoyed mashed sweet potatoes and this was not an exception. Theres something about the caramelization that happens in the oven…

    • Except, there’s no oven cooking for this recipe, they need to be boiled. Perhaps following the directions will yield a better result.

  7. These are great!!!  Added parsley, put them into orange shells and topped them with a couple sautéed pecans.  Served for holiday dinner.  Beautiful and tasty.  Thanks for the recipe.

  8. De-licious!

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  11. yum. Making this for thanksgiving as I hate the sweet version but love sweet potatoes. Here is a trick I learned in cooking school. It always is a pain to peel and chop up sweet potatoes because they are so hard. Simply wash them and bake them. Peels on. When they are done the peels will slide off and your ready to mash. Saves a few steps and makes life a little easier. No, I do not even wrap them in foil, although you could. Just simply put them on a sheet pan and bake.

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  13. I have made this for my family and we loved it! I would like to take it for a potluck this weekend. Can you recommend something that would compliment the flavours  that I could top it off with just to make it appealing to the eye. Parsley, green onion, etc… not sure what would be best. Thank you 🙂 

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