The Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Herbs and Garlic are so delicious! They are crispy on the outside, yet super soft and buttery on the inside. They are topped with parmesan cheese and make a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table. But that doesn’t mean you cant have them all year round!
I love making these mashed sweet potatoes because it’s a great way to have baked sweet potatoes without having to wait the whole potatoes to bake for an hour. The smaller portions bake so much faster and you can add spices and butter to them to make them extra flavorful. The piece also allow you to have smaller portions instead of having to eat a whole baked potato and or have left overs on your plate.
You can marinate them however way you want or keep them plain if you do not want to add any butter or oils to them. But I do recommend at least spraying them with some oil spray, whether it’s olive oil, vegetable or avocado oil spray. The cheese is completely optional as well if you do not want to add any dairy products to it.
HOW TO MAKE THE SMASHED SWEET POTATOES WITH HERBS AND GARLIC
When shopping for the sweet potatoes, I usually grab the ones that have the same thickness almost all the way thought. This is because you don’t want some potato rounds to be smaller and the rest bigger, causing an imbalance of cooking. When all the pieces are the same size almost, they will all cook together right. Wash the potatoes very well before cutting them into round. You want them to be at least 1 inch thick.
Place the potato rounds in a big bowl and prepare the garlic herbed butter mixture. You want to first melt the butter and then add in the herbs to it. Microwave or pan sear them for about 30 second to infused the herbs with the butter. Save a little bit on the side and then pour the rest of butter and herb mixture onto the potatoes to coat well. Place them onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or use a non stick pan.
Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes until they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Remove from the oven and then mash each potato round using the bottom of a glass cup. Brush the potatoes rounds with more butter and then top with shredded parmesan cheese. Baked for 5-7 minutes. Remove and serve as a side dish. You can garnish with chopped parsley before serving for added color.
THINGS TO SERVE WITH THE SMASHED SWEET POTATOES
- Grilled Chicken
- Grilled Shrimp
- Grilled Steaks
- Whole Rotisserie Chicken
- Grilled Fish
In general I would serve sweet potatoes with healthier protein option.
OTHER WASYS TO MAKE THE SMASHED SWEET POTATOES
If you prefer to not add garlic and herbs to this recipe, you can always enjoy it plain or with added butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. This option would be more for people who are not watching their sugar and carb intake.
Sweet potatoes are usually a healthier option than regular potatoes for some, but if you do not like sweet potatoes, you can always make my Parmesan Herbed Roasted Potatoes recipe, which has a similar concept but with regular golden Yukon potatoes. They are both so delicious you can’t possibly go wrong either way.
However way you go with this, you will still love the flavor, texture and easy of this Smashed Sweet Potatoes recipe. I would love to see you make this recipe and hear your feedback. You can rate the recipe below and send me photos to my Instagram DM so I can repost them!
MORE HOLIDAY RECIPE IDEAS:
- Easy Homemade Mashed Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Parmesan Herbed Potatoes
- Spicy Cilantro Hassleback Potatoes
- Feta Bruschetta
Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Herbs and Garlic
- 4 Large Sweet Potatoes Sliced into 1-1.5 inch thickness
- 1/2 cup Butter melted
- 1 tbsp. finely chopped rosemary Fresh
- 1/2 tsp. salt optional
- 2 tbsp. garlic minced
- Parmesan Cheese (optional)
- Washed and slice the potatoes
- Melt the butter and microwave another 30 seconds with the garlic and herb.
- In a shallow bowl, add in the potatoes and butter mixture (save few table spoons for later). Coast the potatoes well and then line in a non-stick pan.
- Baked in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove and mash each potato slice with a glass cup.
- Brush the potatoes again with some butter and top with parmesan cheese (optional). Bake for another 5 minutes and remove to serve.