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Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Jill

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.