Smashed Sweet Potatoes


We know we didn’t invent the smashed potato trend but we definitely call “shotgun” on this bandwagon. The method of boiling, smashing, and broiling gives the most crispy, can’t-get-enough results. 

Many online smashed potato recipes use standard potato varieties. We thought we’d switch ours up with sweet potato for a little extra nutrients. 

Sweet potatoes are high in fiber (for a starch) with about 4 grams per 1 cup serving. Even more impressively, they carry about 448 mg of potassium per 1 cup (for reference, a banana has about 422 per medium-sized banana). Sweet potatoes are also low in calories (around 100 calories per 1 cup) and pack other vitamins like Vitamin B and Vitamin C. 

For ultimate flavor, we roast ours in Primal Kitchen olive oil, parmesan cheese, and dried rosemary. As the fall months approach, we’re already brainstorming ways to enjoy this at our Thanksgiving table (we’re thinking sage and topping with pomegranate seeds). Yum!

As always, our goal is to bring you recipes with whole ingredients that aren’t just edible, but taste great! We also encourage our readers to customize our recipes to your specific dietary needs and taste preferences. 

With only 4 ingredients (spices not included), we think this recipe keeps it just simple enough to be accessible to a novice chef but tasty enough to be enjoyed by new recipe skeptics. 

These smashed sweet potatoes are a great gateway into healthy swaps in your diet, with no sacrifice on flavor. 

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One way to set yourself up for success in your healthy eating journey is to stock your kitchen with ingredients you will feel good about eating. Products like Primal Kitchen condiments are pricier than their counterparts but the quality of the product speaks for itself. Because we are so excited for you to try them out, we have a promo code “INSIDER 10” that you can use across their website for 10% off of your order. 

In addition to condiments, ingredients like sweet potatoes are fantastic to keep in your kitchen because they have a really long shelf life (approximately a month!) provided they are kept in a cool and dry space. 

Choices like this make nutrient-focused eating a breeze. When you have whole, good-for-you ingredients lying around, figuring out what to make for dinner becomes a lot less daunting and a lot more health goal oriented. 

We’re confident that once you try these smashed sweet potatoes, you will be hopping on the bandwagon alongside us. 

We can’t wait for you to give these a try!

Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Smashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

These smashed sweet potatoes are a “smashing,” nutrient-packed side dish for your next get together.

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Servings 4 servings
Calories 185 kcal



  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp primal kitchen olive oil
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • Pierce each sweet potato with a fork + microwave or boil until semi-soft, flipping and repeating
  • Slice into rounds
  • Lay flat on a baking sheet or air fryer basket
  • Smash using a glass or fork (oil the bottom of the glass so it doesn’t stick)
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, rosemary, salt and pepper
  • Broil for 15-20 minutes


Serving: 1 servingCalories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 163mgPotassium: 391mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 16096IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 1mg

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