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Sweet potato rounds garnished with parsley and parmesan in a serving dish with turkey slices and cranberry sauce nearby.
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5 from 35 votes

Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Crispy smashed sweet potatoes roasted in the oven with savory spices and parmesan cheese! A way to cook sweet potatoes that actually yields a crispy outside!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 222kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Preheat oven to 450˚F. Brush 2 large rimmed baking sheets with a thin layer of olive oil. Set aside.
  • Add sweet potatoes to a large pot, then cover with cold water by 1 inch. Add 2 teaspoons salt and bring to a boil. Once the potatoes reach a boil, cook for 5 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine butter, remaining salt, Italian seasoning, garlic, black pepper and crushed red pepper.
  • Pour butter mixture over the potatoes and turn to evenly coat. Use the bottom of a cup to smash the potatoes carefully.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of the potatoes and bake for 30 minutes, rotating the pans from top to bottom and front to back halfway through cooking time.
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.


Tip: Thinner sweet potatoes are easier to handle and cut for this recipe. 


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 21623IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg