Roasted Garlic Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Sweet Potatoes

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"These sweet potatoes are prepared similar to roasted garlic mashed potatoes. The sweet potatoes add an interesting creamy and sweet dynamic that is balanced out with sour cream, cream cheese, and--of course--roasted garlic...mmm."


1 h 35 m servings 200 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork or the tip of a paring knife; set aside. Cut off the top of the heads of garlic to expose the cloves, trimming about 1/4 inch off of the top of each clove. You may need to trim individual cloves along the sides of each head. Brush the cut cloves with the olive oil, then nestle each head into a piece of aluminum foil.
  3. Place the sweet potatoes and garlic cloves directly on the oven racks. Bake for about 1 hour, removing the sweet potatoes once they have softened, and removing the garlic heads once they are tender and nicely browned.
  4. Peel the sweet potatoes, and place into a mixing bowl. Squeeze the individual garlic cloves into the bowl, then add the butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and cayenne pepper. Mash until smooth, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Scrape the mashed potatoes into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish, and return to the oven for about 15 minutes to reheat.
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  1. 23 Ratings


My husband and I have both been put off by sweet potatoes our entire lives due to everyone always adding lots of extra sugar. I knew there had to be something out there that would make a savory ...

Smooth and rich. I was concerned about the garlic taste combined with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes, but they go together well. The cayenne pepper adds warmth as you eat them. This will ...

These are good - and garlicky!. Depending on the size of your sweet potatoes, you may want to add the sour cream slowly. Mine got a little looser than I bargained for. The cayenne is a nice touc...

Superb! These potatoes were absolutely wonderful, and met my expectations. We enjoyed the combination of the sweetness of the potatoes, and the strong garlic flavor, complimented by the heat a...

Great idea, way too much garlic. I cut the recipe in half: two sweet potatoes and one head of garlic. I honestly could barely taste the potatoes through the overwhelming garlic. I'll try this on...

It's a savory sweet potato dish unlike the traditional sweet potato casseroles with cinnamon & sugar. It was not my absolute favorite dish, but it was a nice change of pace.

Very good!My boyfriend loves sweet potatoes but I had never made them. This was my frist time. I didnt have cream cheese so I left that out,didnt seem like it was missing anything.This recipe wa...

This was a good change from your typical cinnamon spiced, sugar laden mashed sweet potatoes. The flavor was very nice, albeit a tad on the rich side. When I make this again, I'll cut back a bi...

It may sound like an odd combination, but it's delicious. You can cut down on calories by using reduced fat or fat free cream cheese or sour cream. Use fresh pressed garlic for sure. Yummy!