Zesty Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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Zesty Smashed Sweet Potatoes


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 large leek, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons TABASCO® brand Green Jalapeño Pepper Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Heat sweet potatoes, parsnips and enough water to cover in 5-quart saucepan over high heat; boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered 15 minutes until vegetable are tender. Drain; keep warm.

Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan over high heat, heat milk and garlic cloves just until boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes to blend flavors.

Melt butter; add leek in small skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until leek is tender.

Mash cooked potatoes and parsnips with milk mixture in large bowl, until smooth. Stir in leeks, TABASCO® Green Sauce and salt.

Makes 6 servings.

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  • Name: Mark
    Date: November 21st, 2014
    What an absolutely excellent recipe. This deserves more than 5 stars and I have sent it to a few friends who also value good food and new recipes.