Roast sweet potato, squash & garlic mash

Roast sweet potato, squash & garlic mash

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4
Roasting root veg really brings out the flavour, perfect for this warm comforting mash

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  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


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  • 1kg squash
  • 1kg sweet potato
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 2 bulbs of garlic, halved



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 1 red chilli
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Peel and cut the squash and sweet potatoes into chunks. Divide between 2 roasting tins with the garlic and red chilli. Toss with the oil.

  2. Roast for 45 mins. Halve and deseed the chilli, then chop. Squeeze out the garlic and mash everything together. Season and drizzle with oil to serve. Great with roast chicken, chorizo, blue cheese.

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Comments (25)

vlewis's picture

This is a sublime mash! Very easy to make and goes perfectly with the one-pot chicken chasseur. My family request this dish again and again.

Lucaby's picture

I used plain potatoes and added a spoonful of sugar instead. I left out the garlic and chilli as I don't like them. Made it for a family meal to celebrate my step dad coming out of prison and he it was a hit with everyone.

ruthless_1uk's picture

Lovely! I cut down on the garlic- as my tummy would hate me if i used a whole bulb never mind 2! I crushed 3 cloves of garlic and cut up one red chilli, seeds kept in for the kick. It was delicious! I served it with the one-pot chicken chasseur recipe also on bbcgoodfood as it was the reccommendation and how right it was! Made mash veg much more exciting :)

michelle_30's picture

Made this tonight, deeelish! Only had 1 1/2 bulbs of garlic so just used that. Says will serve 4 but reakon theres enuff for 6 as i had loads left over after feeding 4 adults and a toddler! Will b making this again!!

deborahmenzel's picture

Very good and also easy to make whilst concentrating on other, more complicated dishes!

deborahmenzel's picture

Very good and easy to make while concentrating on other, more complicated dishes!

jayne7310's picture

Made this with half the ingredients as that was all was available in fridge, used 8 cloves of garlic and chopped up veg small as I was short of time. Took only 25mins to cook through. Plenty of seasoning this is delicious and will definitely make it again.

hamster23's picture

Made the mash as per the recipe. Tasted lovely, the garlic roasts to become sweet so wasn't too garlicky for us.

sircrouton's picture

The taste was too much combined with the other dishes, maybe next time I'll try to combine the sweet potatoes with some normal potatoes to tone down the sweetness

irenemorrill's picture

Went perfectly with One-pot Chicken Chasseurre!!!

98normandy's picture

I made this with no garlic, just the one red chilli and it was delicious- all the family loved it.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Really very good winter veg dish. I only used 1 garlic but wished I had used 2 as it needed it to balance the sweetness of the root veg. Also 2 chillis would have been good.

jenny_price86's picture

This was nice, but i found it a little to garlicy for me, and i only used one bulb. I would definately make this again but with a little less garlic (half a bulb maybe?)

shellbell751's picture

This was really tasty and I will definitely be making it again. Do not leave out the whole garlic as it lends a lovely mild and sweet garlic flavour to the dish. I served it as a side dish with roast lamb but missed out the chilli as my 18 month old was having it too!

m4rta_'s picture

Very nice - I only found chilly to be too strong so next time will replace it with more garlic, as the bulb I used was quite small (or the garlic was not too strong).

debanita's picture

I used three cloves instead of bulbs, was really lovely and could not believe how quick the veg roasted!!
however it is extremely sweet, if your not a sweet veg fan try adding normal potatoes to tone the sweetness down.

shari1's picture

I included the chilli seeds as we like it spicy and it was just delicious!

hayfaa's picture

very nice indeed and easy to make!

ian_lee's picture

It's definately 2 Bulbs of Garlic.. cut in half. When roasted, they go very sweet, not like th etaste of a raw garlic at all. when done, you just pop the half cloves out of the bulb and add them to the potato, squash and chilli.

The roasted garlic method can be used to make a great spread for bread...

stormyraincloud's picture

Hmm lovely. I'm sure the recipe means 2 cloves as opposed to 2 bulbs, but I still used 2 bulbs. In our house there is no such thing as too much garlic. Yum!


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