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Duck Fat Roasted Garlic Sweet Potatoes – Oh Yeah!!!

A few days ago was my dad’s 72nd birthday and I made him his absolute favorite all time dinner but of course it was all made Paleo!  We cooked up some Fried Chicken from Paleo Comfort Foods, an Apple Tart from Elana’s Pantry (If you haven’t yet, GET ELANA’S NEW BOOK) and with my jar o’ Duck Fat from the amazing, wonderful, not sure how I lived without them before Fatworks folks I made mashed white sweet potatoes that nearly made us all cry a tear of joy because they were so darn delicious!  Oh, and don’t forget easy.  They are EASY and my kids ate them with big slurps as if I had never fed them before.  I made the potatoes again yesterday so we could get a picture for the blog.  Yes, I swear that’s the only reason, just for the picture, not for any other selfish reason like I wanted to eat them again or anything like that.  Ok, now go get your hands on some Fatworks Duck Fat (yes, you can sub with boring old butter or ghee if you don’t have duck fat but trust me, it’s worth the wait if you have to order some) and MAKE THESE POTATOES!

Duck fat sweet potatoes

P.S. – The Italian Cuisine Book which launches in just a few days on July 23rd has recipes that call for Duck Fat, Lard, and Tallow – of course I make other recommendations BUT cooking with this liquid gold has been life changing. LIFE CHANGING I TELL YOU!!! I hope you enjoy!


As always, enjoy!

Duck Fat Roasted Garlic Sweet Potatoes

Author Sarah Fragoso


  • 2.5 lbs white sweet potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup rendered duck fat or boring butter or ghee
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons coconut milk or heavy whipping cream if you tolerate full fat dairy
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic mashed
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Crumbled cooked bacon (optional)


  1. In a large soup pot, cover the peeled and cubed sweet potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn the heat down to medium or medium high so that the water is gently boiling and boil the potatoes uncovered until very tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes, and add the potatoes back to the pot.
  3. Add the duck fat, coconut milk or cream, and roasted garlic and using a hand held mixer, mix together until smooth and creamy.
  4. Season to taste with salt.
  5. Serve topped with cracked black pepper and crumbled bacon (optional)

Sarah Fragoso

Sarah Fragoso is an international best selling author of 6 books, co-owner of the Chico, CA based gym JS Strength and Conditioning, and founder of the Everyday Paleo franchise. Sarah is the co-host of the popular Sarah and Dr. Brooke Show podcast and she also conducts workshops and retreats on the subjects of nutrition, lifestyle and fitness.

Her message is from the heart and she carries a genuine desire to help other families looking for guidance. These attributes have contributed to her successes and provide the drive to keep the discoveries coming.

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  1. Emily says:

    Where do you find white sweet potatoes? I’ve never seen them in my local stores.

    1. I have found them all over! In major grocery stores and in our local health food stores. : )

    2. technically, the orange sweet potatoes are called yams… I can buy both types (orange and white) at a middle eastern grocery store (Basha Foods)… they also have purple yams that I haven’t tried yet.

      1. Alan says:

        @Salixisme — They may be called yams in the store (often they are), but they are almost always sweet potatoes.


  2. lynn collins says:

    This recipe looks amazing! I’m going to have to buy me some duckfat! I’m always looking for simple and delicious recipes to post on my Facebook page on getting healthy to inspire people to do so. I think this recipe might do the trick. I look forward to trying!

  3. Heather says:

    Made this last night- even without the duck fat (I used ghee), these were yumazing!! Thanks for another great recipe!!

  4. Duck fat makes everything taste good. If you can ever get your hands on goose fat (or get a goose to cook and save the fat) try making these with that…. goose fat makes awesome roasted veggies!

  5. Bigsweets says:

    So excited to try these. Just ordered my duck fat today!

    1. Sherry says:

      Where do you roder the duck fat from..thanks Sherry

  6. Aubrey says:

    Made these last night! These were pretty unbelievable!!

  7. cathy says:

    I am brand new to Paleo, any advice is most welcome

  8. how long is the cook time and preparation time?

    1. The cook time varies, depending on how big or small you dice your potatoes before you boil them but usually around 20-30 minutes and the prep time is about 30 minutes. Happy cooking!

  9. d e says:

    Hi! These sound great, but isn’t sweet potato itself NOT paleo??

    1. Sweet potatoes are absolutely paleo and are absolutely an AWESOME nutrient dense and delicious food source!

    2. Sweet potatoes are absolutely paleo and a wonderful nutrient dense addition to a real food diet!

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