Garlic sweet potato mash


Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and is a great food for a healthy skin. Garlic has strong antioxidant vitamins and gives this mash a rich flavor. This recipe is a healthy choice.


2 T butter (unsalted)
3 clv garlic (peeled and crushed)
  seasoning (salt and pepper to taste)


  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pan of salted boiling water. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and sauté the garlic over low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir often and don't let the garlic burn as it will taste very bitter.
  3. Now pour the garlic butter over the sweet potatoes, season with salt and pepper and mash until creamy.
  4. Serve straight away.


If the mash is too thick, add a little vegetable broth or warm milk to make a creamier texture. For astrict vegetarian dish, substitute 2 tablspoons of butter with the same amount of margarine, or 2-3 tablspoons olive oil.

Adding more liquid, either water or broth, it would be easy to create a garlic and sweet potato soup out of this recipe.

4 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
35 minutes