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Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes are an incredibly beautiful and delicious side dish. Soft sweet potatoes smashed with a fork and then drizzled with garlic butter and parsley before being baked to golden brown perfection–this will be your new favorite sweet potato recipe!

Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a nutritious superfood packed with vitamins A, B, C, D, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and they have fiber and protein. Add sweet potatoes to your dinner at least once a week with this mouth watering Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes recipe!

Also, don’t miss these other wonderful sweet potato recipes: Anti Inflammatory Sweet Potato Muffins | Mashed Sweet Potatoes | Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes | Instant Pot Sweet Potato Butter

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes recipe (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Sweet potatoes – Be sure you’re using the bright orange sweet potatoes, which might be called ‘yams’ in your grocery store.
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh parsley
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese

ingredients to make Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes

How to Make Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Trim the ends off the sweet potatoes, then cut them into 2-inch thick (or slightly thicker) rounds.

slicing sweet potatoes on a cutting board

Place the cut sweet potatoes in a pot of water, then bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until they are fork tender in the center.

boiling sweet potatoes in a pot of water

Remove the sweet potatoes from the water and place them on a baking sheet that has been oiled well with olive oil. Use a fork to smash each piece of sweet potato.

smashing sweet potatoes on a cookie sheet

In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, freshly minced garlic, and fresh chopped parsley.

topping sweet potatoes with garlic, butter, and parsley

Spoon the garlic butter over the smashed potatoes.

spooning butter onto sweet potatoes

Sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese over the potatoes.

sweet potatoes ready to be baked

Bake at 425ºF for 15-18 minutes until they’re golden brown on the bottom. Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper.

freshly baked Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes on a cookie sheet

What to Serve with the Sweet Potatoes

  • Grilled or baked chicken
  • Steak
  • With a tossed green salad
  • Barbecued meats
  • Pork chops
  • Roast turkey
  • Roast beef

Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes on a cookie sheet with a knife and fork

How to Store Leftovers

Keep the leftover sweet potatoes in an airtight food storage container or in a zip-top bag. Refrigerate for up to three days. Reheat individual portions in the microwave in 30 second heating intervals.

Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Published By Jill
Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes are an incredibly beautiful and delicious side dish. Soft sweet potatoes mashed with a fork and then drizzled with garlic butter and parsley before being baked to golden brown perfection--this will be your new favorite sweet potato recipe!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Trim the ends off the sweet potatoes, then cut each potato into 2-inch thick rounds. Place the potatoes in a large pot of water and heat over high heat until boiling. Boil the sweet potatoes until fork-tender in the center, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Drain the sweet potatoes, then place them on a large baking sheet that has been brushed with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Use a fork to smash the potatoes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, minced garlic, and chopped parsley. Spoon the mixture onto the smashed sweet potatoes. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and the grated Parmesan cheese onto each sweet potato.
  • Bake at 425F for 15-18 minutes, until the potatoes are golden brown on the bottom.
  • Cool slightly before serving.
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