Roasted Garlic and Root Vegetable Mash-Up Recipe

Roasted Garlic and Root Vegetable Mash-Up Recipe

Picture of roasted garlic and root veggie mash upMaking healthy food choices is one way to Be Well and live a healthy lifestyle. At Bronson, we offer a variety of nutrition services for nearly every need. Check out this healthy recipe from our team of registered dietitians and nutrition educators.

  • 1 large garlic bulb (containing 8-12 cloves)
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus a little more for roasting the garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium size sweet potato, cut into 1 ½ inch chunks (about 1 ¼ cups)
  • 2 medium Yukon gold potatoes cut into 1 ½ inch chunks (about 1 ¼ cups)
  • ½ grapefruit-size rutabaga, peeled and cut into1 ½ inch chunks (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion or 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh onion
  • Optional: chopped fresh herbs, i.e. parsley or thyme
  • Optional: ½ teaspoon prepared Horseradish
  1. Remove loose, paper-like skin around the garlic bulb. Don't peel. Leaving the clove intact, cut the pointed ends off the garlic bulbs Put the bulb, cut side up, on a piece of foil.
  2. Drizzle the bulbs with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Wrap the bulbs tightly in the foil so the oil doesn’t leak out. Place the wrapped bulbs on a baking tray and bake at 400 degrees F for 40-60 minutes or until the cloves are tender and jam-like.
  4. As garlic roasts, boil a large pot of water.
  5. Carefully add the sweet potato and rutabaga cubes to the boiling water.
  6. Bring the water back to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the white potato chunks and cook until all the vegetables are tender
  8. (10-15 minutes).
  9. In a colander, thoroughly drain the potatoes and rutabaga and transfer them to a large bowl.
  10. Add the roasted garlic, butter, salt, pepper, sour cream, minced or fresh onion, and horseradish (if using), to the potato mixture. Mash with a potato masher. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed.
  11. Garnish with fresh chopped herbs and a drizzle of olive oil.
Nutrition per serving (3/4 cup servings)

203 calories, 12g fat, 7g saturated fat, 22g carbohydrate, 3g protein, 3g fiber, 342mg sodium

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