Rosemary-garlic smashed sweet potatoes

Heather Disarro

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Rosemary-garlic smashed sweet potatoes are an herbaceous, flavorful way to enjoy this fall staple. Top with a little shaved Parmesan if you're feeling fancy.

Rosemary-garlic smashed sweet potatoes

Rosemary-garlic smashed sweet potatoes

Serves 4-6


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon very finely minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cut the garlic bulb in half so that the cloves are exposed.
  2. Place on a piece of foil and drizzle the garlic with olive oil.
  3. Wrap the garlic in the foil and place in a cold oven.
  4. Turn oven on to 325 degrees F and roast the garlic for 30 to 40 minutes until the garlic cloves are soft.
  5. While the garlic is roasting, place the sweet potato cubes in a pot of cold water.
  6. Bring the water to a boil and boil the potatoes for 20 to 30 minutes until the sweet potatoes are very soft.
  7. Drain the potatoes.
  8. Mash the sweet potatoes with the butter, milk, salt and pepper.
  9. Stir in the rosemary.
  10. Gently squeeze out the garlic cloves and roughly chop with a knife.
  11. Stir the garlic into the sweet potatoes.
  12. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.