Roasted Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

"Recipe from Island for US Virgin Islands."
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  • Cut the top off unpeeled garlic head. Drizzle with olive oil, place in baking pan & bake & 250 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes.
  • Bake the potatoes at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until tender.
  • Cut potatoes in half, scoop into saucepan and mash.
  • Squeeze roasted garlic into the mashed potatoes.
  • Add butter, mash while adding cream a little at a time. Add salt & pepper to taste.

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  1. Leggy Peggy
    I wanted to serve this today with a slow-cooked beef casserole, so used the orange sweet potatoes I already had on hand. Besides, white sweet potatoes aren’t all that common in Australia. It was for just two of us, so I used 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, 5 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 1/2 tablespoons of whipping cream. Hubby said, ‘This is so good, what’s that extra added flavour?’ and I knew he meant the roasted garlic. A truly delicious way to make sweet potatoes. Will make often.
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  2. DailyInspiration
    What a wonderful way to make sweet potatoes and I would have never thought that roasted garlic would go well with them. Boy, was I ever wrong -- they are addictively delicious. This recipe is headed to my Best of 2018 file for sure. Soooo good!
  3. lauralie41
    Couldnt find yellow sweet potatoes but wanted to try this recipe so I used yams and loved them. Used half and half instead of whipping cream and whipped everything together with my electric hand mixer. Put the potatoes back in a pot to heat thru before serving. If I ever spot yellow sweet potatoes will have to try them too. Made and reviewed for the Culinary Quest 2016 - Bahamas.
  4. lazyme
    Yummy potatoes. We love roasted garlic and this was a perfect way to have some. Thanks for sharing, Lynn. Made for CQ3 - Bahamas.
  5. Jostlori
    Mmmm, these were good! This is the first time I've had sweet potato mash with garlic in it. Will never make it any other way again! I don't mind the white sweet potatoes - it's all you can get here. Other than the color being a bit off sometimes, I like the way they taste. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT9 for the Gourmet Goddesses.



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