Garlic Sweet Potato Greens Mash

Garlic Sweet Potato Greens Mash

by Jen Pedri

I don’t know about you, but I tend to lack in the greens department. I get stuck in these dinner veggie ruts and seem to only use white sweet potatoes and broccoli. I know that A) it gets boring and B) we need a variety of veggies in our diet, so I decided to do a play on my go-to carb by adding garlic and spinach.

For those of you who aren’t too keen on spinach, you actually do not taste it at all in this recipe, you just get the “pow” of garlic! The first time I made it my husband raved over it and requested I make it again this weekend. I know it was a hit in our household and it makes me feel better knowing I’m getting some more greens in my diet.

You could definitely change up this recipe by adding swiss chard, collard greens, broccoli, etc and different spices to make a whole new dish. I hope this basic recipe inspires you to add something new to your diet or helps you to play around with different spice combinations.

If you have never seen a white sweet potato (another variety is Hannah Yams), you are missing out! White sweet potatoes are delicious gems more similar to a standard potato and just have a slight hint of sweetness. They are considered a better tuber vegetable than a potato on the paleo diet because they have less of a chance of spiking blood sugar levels. This too is a bit debatable but I will say from personal experience that when I eat a regular old potato I do not feel so hot and look like I gained 20lbs afterward, and when I eat a sweet potato I feel fine.

Garlic Sweet Potato Greens Mash
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Garlic Sweet Potato Mash

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 4
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Jen Pedri


  • 4 white sweet potatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • PS, it tastes great the next day!


MyWW Purple 2 points, MyWW Blue 8 points, MyWW Green 8 points 


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 19146IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg


Dice up sweet potatoes and boil until a fork easily pierces through it.


Mix in all of your ingredients and mash it together!


Voila! You have a simple mash that you can serve to your family.

P.S. It tastes great the next day!

Garlic Sweet Potato MashWhat are some favorite healthy side dishes you like to make? Have you tried any Paleo recipes?

by Jen Pedri. Hi! I’m Jen, a pediatric Speech-language Pathologist by day and a Paleonista at-home chef by night. After years of battling health issues, I decided to start eating Paleo/Primal in 2013. It has been by far the best decision of my life (besides adopting my dog and marrying my hubby). My health issues have greatly diminished and I have grown to absolutely love cooking without gluten and grains because of how amazing it makes me feel. I hope you enjoy my recipes as much as my family does!

Garlic Sweet Potato Greens Mash

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