Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I don't like sweet potatoes because they always have brown sugar in them. But here a great tasting recipe without the sugar! It comes from the cookbook "Great Garlic Recipes".


  1. In a large pan boil sweet potatoes until tender, drain.
  2. Meanwhile in the same pan add butter and saute garlic until lightly browned.
  3. Return potatoes to pan and mash until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add pepper (and salt if you want) and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

OH, WOW!!! This is the best ever way to eat sweet potatoes. I hate ruining the flavor and healthiness of sweet potatoes by adding all that sweet, sugary stuff. This is sweet potato and garlic Heaven!! I made this last night to go with baked pork chops. This is a great side dish for ANY meal (and also a good snack (as evidenced by not one bite remaining;) Hey when the midnight munchies attack, this makes a better snack than potato chips or nachos anyday!!! Will definitely be making again!!! Thank you Charlotte!! ~Manda

Manda July 18, 2002

Yummy. I added some coconut milk to mash them with just because I had a teeny bit left in the fridge- made them yummy and rich! I improvised with this because I only had one sweet potato on hand, and besides, I'm the only one here! Surprisingly delicious unusual combination - I wish that I had added even more garlic!

Roosie March 20, 2003

It was very good! I added some nonfat milk and a little light sour cream to make it creamier, then I used an immersion blender to make it smooth. We might have used a little too much garlic--maybe next time I'll use a little less (we love garlic so probably used a little more than called for!). It tasted fresh and healthy!

love2gardn November 17, 2012