So we both absolutely love sweet potato and have to eat it at least once a week. We’ve tried it in every form you can possibly think of and this is probably one of the easiest and most satisfying ways you can cook it. Plus, it tastes amazing – think buttery, creamy and packed with flavour.
Total time: 25 minutes
- 500g Sweet potato
- 2 Garlic cloves
- Handful of grated cheese
- 2 heaped tbsp Butter
- 1 tbsp Milk
- Black pepper
First, peel the sweet potato and cut into cubes. Peel the garlic and give them a light bash to split them open.
Cook the sweet potato and garlic in a pot of boiling water for 15 minutes or until the sweet potato almost falls apart when poked with a fork.
(Tip: the sweet potato will cook quicker if you put a lid on top, but leave a small gap so that the water doesn’t boil over.)
Drain the water out and then transfer the sweet potato mixture back into the same pot. Away from the heat, use a potato masher or spoon to mash the potato until it is smooth.
Add the butter and milk. Return to the hob and on a low heat mash together. Add the cheese and mix until melted. Finally season with salt and pepper.
Serve whilst hot.