Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes (AIP/Paleo/Whole30)

These garlic mashed sweet potatoes are a savoury paleo, AIP, and whole30 dish that is perfect for holidays OR any time of the year, really!

So my fam has been loooving mashed potatoes lately. Especially Scarlett, she gets way too excited if I’m making mashed potatoes for supper and trust me, she goes to town on them!

Now I’m usually ok making non-AIP sides for the fam, even if I can’t enjoy them myself. But lately watching them eat mashed potatoes was getting to me and I knew it meant I needed a version that I could enjoy myself!

What you need to make these Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

I used orange sweet potatoes but I imagine white sweet potatoes (boniato) would be amazing and would make this dish look more like classic mashed potatoes!

Unfortunately white sweet potatoes are hard to come by here BUT the orange variety is amazing in this recipe as well.


Now I know there are a lot of mashed sweet potato recipes out there, but I really wanted a savoury version, one that reminded me of mashed potatoes and not dessert. And what better way to do that than add garlic? I mean, garlic makes all savoury dishes taste that much better!

You’re going to be adding the garlic alongside the sweet potatoes into the pot of water.

Palm Shortening

You could use coconut oil or olive oil in place of palm shortening, but I really feel the palm shortening makes it more rich!

I really like nutiva palm shortening, as it reminds me of butter, but if you’re avoiding coconut, spectrum shortening is coconut free!


You could use pretty much any herb here. I like the way parsley tastes with sweet potatos but chives would also taste amazing!

Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes (AIP/Paleo/Whole30)

Yield: 4-6 servings

Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes (AIP/Paleo/Whole30)

Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Additional Time:
5 minutes
Total Time:
25 minutes

These garlic mashed sweet potatoes are a savoury paleo, AIP, and whole 30 dish that is perfect for holidays OR any time of the year, really!



  1. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into evenly sized chunks, about an inch or so thick.
  2. Add sweet potato and garlic cloves to a large saucepan and cover with water.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer, allow to simmer until sweet potato is tender and easily pierced with a fork.
  4. Drain water and place sweet potatoes and garlic back into saucepan.
  5. Mash, making sure the garlic is mashed. (I ended up mashing the garlic with a fork because our masher was a bit too big to mash it properly!)
  6. Mix in the shortening, salt, and parsley.
  7. Enjoy!

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  1. I can’t wait to try this recipe and will make for US Thanksgiving. Love your recipes. Thank you for all you do. Stay well and safe. Hugs to you Renecca ????

  2. This looks tasty. Thanks.
    Do you think I could make this ahead of time and freeze for a late Christmas dinner ?

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