Roasted Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Some people forget that Sweet Potatoes don’t need to be served sweet. The savory side of them is just as fantastic!
Sweet Potato Fries and more are so popular now so let’s not forget that we can also change up our Mashed Potatoes.
Roasted Garlic pairs well with Sweet Potatoes so incorporating it in this dish is a given! Wait til you get the combination of the Roasted Garlic and the creaminess of the Sweet Potato flavor on your palate, you are going to want seconds!
I know there is a lot of confusion between Yams and Sweet Potatoes. This is partly due to the fact that Grocery Stores are allowed to use the term interchangeably yet the Yam and Sweet Potato are not even from the same family. They are actually completely different and it isn’t likely that most of us ever see a true Yam in the market. So with that said…look for the tubular shape thing with the orange flesh. How is that for being articulate! I myself for many years thought they were pretty much the same thing…because they probably were the same thing just labeled incorrectly in the grocery stores.
ROASTED GARLIC MASHED SWEET POTATOES
- 6 Large Sweet Potatoes
- 2 Garlic Bulbs
- 1 Stick Butter
- 1 (8 oz.) Package Chive and Onion Cream Cheese
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Ground Pepper
1. First you need to roast the Garlic. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Remove all the loose “paper like” outer layers from the Garlic bulb. Cut the top end off the Garlic Bulb.
3. Drizzle Olive Oil over the top of the Garlic Bulbs. Wrap the Garlic in foil and place in the preheated oven and roast for 40 minutes.
4. When Garlic is done roasting, remove from oven and set aside to cool so it will be easy to handle.
5. Wash and peel 6 large Sweet Potatoes.
6. In a large pot, bring about 4 quarts of Water to a boil. Then add in the Sweet Potatoes and return to a slow boil. Continue to boil them just until fork tender.
7. Drain the Potatoes and return them to the pot.
8. Add in the Butter, and Cream Cheese and mash well with a potato masher.
9. Give the old Pepper Mill a few turns over the Potatoes and Squeeze the Roasted Garlic from the bulbs into the Potatoes. Continue to mash them until everything is incorporated.
10. Once you have a nice Mashed Potato consistency you are ready to serve!
~Serve with a dollop of Sour Cream on top or a little more Butter. If you have some fresh Chives they would look great on top for a little garnish as well. I always have them in my garden and I would have added them on top….but I live in Minnesota and it is wintertime and snowing!
Recipe by: Hot Dish Homemaker