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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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 165kcal
Author Imma


  • 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