Roasted Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Plantain

Sweet potatoes are very rich in vitamin A, fiber, magnesium and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene may help protect against asthma and heart disease as well as reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Plantains are part of the banana family and are great sources of vitamins A & C and fiber and potassium.  Put the two together for great taste and nutrition.  Today’s dish is roasted sweet potatoes and plantain mashed.


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We’re using ripe plantains which usually have black skins but are firm.





I’m going healthy with olive oil, honey, cinnamon and ginger to bring out the flavors of our mash. A tasty treat that packs a nutritional punch.  If you want to save time, Aldi has a bag of 10 oz. of cubed organic sweet potatoes in the freezer section.  You just need to defrost and add it to the cubed plantain.




Roasted Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Plantain

Use organic when available. Serves 4


Roasted Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Plantain

Mashed sweet potatoes and plantain is a perfect side dish for great taste and nutrition. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed sweet potatoes and plantains
Servings 4


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes or 10 oz pack of frozen cubed sweet potatoes
  • 1 ripe plantain
  • 2 tbsp almond or other milk or 2 more if needed
  • 1 tbsp raw honey (or coconut sugar or stevia in the raw)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp margarine or coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon or to taste
  • pinch of ground ginger optional
  • toasted nuts for garnish


  •  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • To peel the plantain, cut the ends off, then cut a slit lengthwise in skin and remove
  • Cut plantain on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces
  • Put in large bowl
  • Peel sweet potatoes, cut into cubes smaller than plantains
  • Add sweet potatoes to bowl of plantain
  • Add olive oil and toss to coat potato and plantain
  • Place on a parchment covered baking tray
  • Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until fork tender
  • Remove from oven
  • Place potato and plantain in large mixing bowl
  • Add rest of the ingredients and mash
  • If it is too thick for your taste, add more milk
  • If you like whipped potatoes, use hand mixer or ricer
  • Optional garnish with roasted nuts
  • Serve immediately



Sweet potato plantain mash goes well with roasted Carmelized Brussels Sprouts, and beets on a vegetable plate.






It’s a hit as a side for Jerk Chicken or grilled chicken.   You really can’t go wrong with this dish.



















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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

7 thoughts to “Roasted Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Plantain”

  1. I love the idea of mixing the two – sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party!

  2. Though I don’t do anything with plantains much, I still like to see them used in recipes, and this looks especially good used with sweet potatoes! I pinned to try later! I like plantains best when the outer skin is black. They’re even good when they’re black AND mushy!

    1. Yes this recipe calls for black definitely. Green would be terrible mashed with sweet potatoes.

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