mashed sweet potatoes

Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potatoes are a silky smooth, buttery side made with roasted sweet potatoes, a whole head of garlic, and a little Greek yogurt.

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 40 minutesTotal: 1 hour
Fat 6 Carbs 29 Protein 5
Yield 8 1x


  • 5 large sweet potatoes
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1 head roasted garlic
  • 1/3 cup full-fat Greek (or sour cream)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (+ more for topping)
  • optional garnish: fresh thyme


  1. First, preheat oven to 375ºF and spray a large casserole dish or baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Next, prep sweet potatoes by slicing off the ends and then slicing them in half long-ways (hot-dog style). Then, slice the pointy end of a head of garlic off to expose the cloves.
  3. Lay the sweet potatoes and garlic head on the baking sheet, open face-up.
  4. Then, drizzle with olive oil and season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  5. Roast at 375ºF for for 20 minutes. Then flip sweet potatoes and garlic so that they are skin-side up and roast for another 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Next, use a spoon to scoop out the flesh of the sweet potatoes (or skip this step if you love the skin!) and place into a large bowl.
  8. Then, squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their casing and place into bowl on sweet potatoes. Add Greek yogurt and butter.
  9. Use a hand mixer to mix everything together until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 Calories: 186 Sugar: 9 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 29 Fiber: 5 Protein: 5
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SideMethod: OvenCuisine: American

Keywords: mashed sweet potatoes

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