Paleo Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers

Close up of my Paleo Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers

Close up of my Paleo Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers

I do not know how many people saw my latest photo on Istagram, but if you didn’t, here it is. If you Instagram and don’t follow me, then what are you waiting for? In addition to a multitude of crazy things you will see, followers get sneak peaks of recipes and posts that the rest of the world does access until later when it is posted on the web. Fancy I know, but honestly I love Instagram. If you do not have an account than you should really check it out and see for yourself what all the hooplah is all about.  I also think Instagram is a great way to share pictures with families and friends that may not necessarily post on Facebook 24/7. Also, if you need one more reason, then you can join the bandwagon and add filters to every picture you take. It is an addiction and I swear it make pictures look better and makes you look extra thin! 🙂

I digress, back to the picture I posted on Instagram yesterday of my husband, Ben, who was reading his new book., “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that can’t stop Talking.” This is the NEW book he choose.  Is he trying to tell me something?!??! Seriously?!?!  I love him and I thank the powers of be everyday that this Extravert Queen Bee and this Introvert Intellectual not only found each other, but more so have stuck through the toughest and happiest of times and we can proudly say our relationship is stronger for it. We are proof that opposites attract; Paula Abdul was right!

Other than picking on my hubby, I really don’t have much to say these days about life. I have been working like a dog at work and when I come home I try to play with the kids and prepare a healthy meal and that is all before we crash out only to wake up the next morning and do it again. At night once the boys are in bed, I am supposed to be working on my military professional military education courses and yet all I want to do is BLOG! Blogging is addicting and I love it. To me the competition is fierce, write about the future of Afghanistan post 2014 and NATO’s role  in this scenario or talk about my new recipe of roasted garlic cauliflower mashed potatoes to thousands of people who are trying to take the next step and eat healthy?!?!? Duh! I will always choose blogging. Again maybe one day OurFullPlate can pay the bills and it will be sufficient. Until then, I long to be one of those people who say they LOVE work and LOVE what they do. I hope one day I can accomplish that because I really enjoy helping people find easy and creative ways to live an active life and eat healthy. So until then, all I can do is save the world one recipe at a time….

And without further a do….

5.0 from 3 reviews

Paleo Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers
 
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This is an amazing grain substitution if you are looking for something new to serve as a side. Roasting these vegetables before blending adds a whole another dimension to this recipe! I honestly was licking the bowl clean as you would if you were baking brownies.
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Recipe type: Grain Substitution
Cuisine: Paleo
Serves: 4-8
Ingredients
  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ⅛ths with skins
  • 1 large yellow or sweet onion, peeled and sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves, whole
  • splash of almond milk (or dairy of your choice)
  • about ¼ cup of olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven for 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the the sweet potatoes into ⅛s and rub with olive oil and sea salt. I used a generous amount of olive oil, about ¼ cup. I made sure all the potatoes were coated well. I placed them on a foil lined cookie sheet.
  3. Top with 1 sliced sweet onion and about 8 whole cloves of garlic. For me, the more is better when you are adding garlic to roast. Next time around I am going to roast some extra cloves and then save some in the fridge to throw in my mashed cauliflower recipes during the week when I am pressed for time and must steam them instead of roasting.
  4. Roast everything for 45 minutes. About half way during the cooking process, I took a slotted spoon and “turned” the vegetables making sure they were cooked evenly on all sides. Roast until all the sweet potatoes are coked through.
  5. Throw ALL the roasted vegetables into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. I actually tried blending it first in my KitchenAid mixer since that is hands down the only kitchen appliance I do not use in my entire kitchen. I hate to bake, so when else would I use it? Either way, while the mixer blended the sweet potatoes it did not “puree” the onions like I wanted so I plopped it all in the food processor and it did the job. Add a little dairy of your choice if the potatoes are too thick to help blend everything together.
  6. Prepare to fight every urge to lick the bowl clean, it is that good!

 

Ingredients for my Paleo Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers

Ingredients for my Paleo Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers

Sweet potatoes were cut into 1/8th and topped with sliced onions and garlic cloves for my roasted garlic, onions and sweet potato mashers.

Sweet potatoes were cut into 1/8th and topped with sliced onions and garlic cloves for my Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato mashers.

Look how beautiful the sweet potatoes, onions and garlic look after roasting

Look how beautiful the sweet potatoes, onions and garlic look after roasting

The roasted garlic, onions and sweet potato mashers have blended together in the food processor to create one amazing combination. Blend until your desired texture. Also add more almond milk if your prefer.

The Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato mashers have blended together in the food processor to create one amazing combination. Blend until your desired texture. Also add almond milk if your prefer to achieve your desired consistency.

Another beauty of my Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers

Another beauty of my Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers

Served my Paleo Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers with Salmon over my fresh kiwi and cilantro lime salsa.

Served my Paleo Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers with Salmon over my fresh kiwi and cilantro lime salsa.

I loved this side so much I made another batch the following night and served it with my Paleo meatloaf. I have been perfecting my Paleo meatloaf for quite some time and it was perfect timing and pairing since I am almost ready to release the meatloaf recipe. Stay tuned for the juiciest meatloaf you will ever eat.  Don’t forget to let me know what you think about this side!

 

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12 Responses to “Paleo Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers”

  1. AmyFebruary 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    YUM!

  2. TamaraMarch 21, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    I made this with a sweet onion and without the garlic the first time because I had just run out. It was so delicious that I made it the same way the second time! I figure I use garlic so often that I’ll just omit it from this recipe. Thanks for a new (and awesome) sweet potato recipe- I can never have enough 🙂

  3. Michael PerezOctober 7, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

    What if I added a pinch of br sugar and some chipotle powder??

  4. Michael PerezOctober 7, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    Can I mash if I don’t have a processor?

    • LauraOctober 8, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

      You can but it won’t be a smooth consistency. It depends on your preference, I prefer mine smooth and creamy.

      • Michael PerezOctober 14, 2014 at 10:14 am #

        Thanks for the recipe Laura. It was wonderful. I had to slowly add some milk and a little bit of stock to the blonder to get the garlic and onions well blended. I then added that back to the sweet potatoes on the stove, added a bit more milk and tiny bit of butter, mashed like crazy and the result was some of the best sweet potatoes I’ve ever had. I’m going to be using this for ages. Thanks again.

  5. Tracy HardinMay 1, 2015 at 6:19 am #

    Where can I find your kiwi and lime salsa recipe? That looks fantastic with the salmon !

    • LauraMay 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

      I do not have a specific recipe. I just add equal parts citrus (lime or lemon juice) and avocado oil with a fruit (kiwi, mango, pineapple, etc) and tomato and fresh cilantro. I love adding avocado as well. Hope this helps.

  6. BrooklynnMay 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

    This recipe was fantastic! I didn’t have any almond milk on hand so I used a little chicken broth and it turned out just as finger lickin good. Thank you!

  7. AllysonOctober 27, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    hi- quick question- in the ingredients you say “3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ?ths with skins”- so am I leaving the skins on or peeling them?

  8. AllysonOctober 27, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    hi- quick question- in the ingredients you say “3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ?ths with skins”- so am I leaving the skins on or peeling them?

    • LauraDecember 29, 2015 at 11:03 pm #

      Skins off!

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