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

Nutrition and extra info

  • 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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2nd Feb, 2011
I made this with no garlic, just the one red chilli and it was delicious- all the family loved it.
Frantic Flapjack
2nd Feb, 2011
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.
2nd Jan, 2011
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?)
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17th Oct, 2009
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!
1st Aug, 2009
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).
22nd Apr, 2009
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.
26th Feb, 2009
I included the chilli seeds as we like it spicy and it was just delicious!
16th Feb, 2009
very nice indeed and easy to make!
18th Jan, 2009
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...
30th Nov, 2008
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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