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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Avocado

Simple, satisfying and makes for  an extremely tasty meal, very suitable to your time-crunch food prep needs. Try this mashed sweet potato and avocado recipe , you will not regret it.
Course Main
Cuisine African
Keyword avocado, mashed sweet potatoes, quick and easy, sweet potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 165kcal
Author AfricanBites


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes
  • 2 garlic heads
  • 2 teaspoons canola or olive oil
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/3 cup sliced onion
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley or any herb of your choice


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Clean and dry the sweet potatoes, poke holes into the sweet potatoes, place in the microwave and cook for about 4 minutes.
  • Cut the top 1/4" to 1/2" off of a whole head of garlic, so that each individual clove should be visible. Make sure every garlic clove is exposed.
  • Place the head of garlic on foil paper .Drizzle the top of the garlic with a bit of oil, about 1 teaspoon. Wrap it up and place it the oven to roast together with the potatoes .Roast sweet potatoes for about 20 minutes or until they are cooked through.
  • Roast garlic for about 30 minutes; it should be soft, fragrant, and golden. Let the garlic cool then squeeze individual cloves out of the skin.
  • Mash the sweet potatoes and roasted garlic, with a wooden spoon season with salt and pepper .Set aside.
  • Meanwhile sweat the onions, add chopped parsley. Set aside
  • Peel avocado, add lemon juice, mash together. Combine with mashed potatoes. Serve immediately topped with onions and chopped parsley.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 21450IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.9mg