Yukon Gold & Sweet Potato Mash

Yukon Gold & Sweet Potato Mash

13 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

The addition of delicious sweet potatoes gives a nutrient boost to mashed potatoes. Double it: Cook the potatoes in a Dutch oven rather than a large saucepan.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1½-inch chunks
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1½-inch chunks
  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper


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  1. Place potatoes and sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until very tender when pierced with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes, then mash them in the pot to the desired consistency. Place milk and butter in a small bowl and microwave on High until the butter is mostly melted and the milk is warm, 30 to 40 seconds. (Alternatively, place in a small saucepan and heat over medium until the milk is warm.) Stir the milk mixture, sugar, salt and pepper into the mashed potatoes until combined.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 151 calories; 4 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 11 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 9,442 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 49 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 320 mg sodium; 402 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (189% daily value), Vitamin C (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat

Reviews 13

April 12, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Creamy and flavorful I made these with just sweet potatoes and just added liquid slowly to avoid the overly soupy result that a previous reviewer had mentioned. I also only added 1/2 the amount of butter. My kids and hubby loved it! We will definitely make this again. Pros: Love that this is a low fat version of a holiday favorite.
December 23, 2012
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By: Julie
I've made this several times and it is fantastic. A good way to introduce sweet potatoes. Not sure what the person did that said it was like soup. The consistancy is very good. I double the recipe and freeze some.
November 29, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Very tasty. I doubled the recipe for Thanksgiving. They were very soupy. Hurriedly boiled two more large Yukons, mashed them and added to the original recipe. They were perfect. So, either decrease the milk or add more potatoes. So good, you didn't need gravy. Pros: Great change from candied sweet and/or white mashed potatoes Cons: Need to decrease amount of milk
November 22, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Have just made this receipe--it is nothing but soup and all you can taste is the mashed yukon potatoes. It is a very pale orange color and very bland. I followed the receipe and am very disappointed. Obviously I won't be serving it today! I would not recommend it to anyone.
October 09, 2011
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By: Granny48
Delicious This is way better than regular mashed potatoes. They are so creamy. I followed the recipe exactly. Will definitely make again. Pros: Easy to prepare
December 05, 2010
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By: shoffman456
What a great way to serve up the spuds! I made this for Thanksgiving and it has already been requested for our Christmast dinner - deeeeelish!
April 03, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
They are so much better than regular mashed potatoes. Once you try this recipe, you will always add sweet potatoes!
January 03, 2010
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By: YEG1
Fantastic, used ginger as well.
December 11, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I've done the recipe as is and have gotten rave reviews every time. So much so, that now I'm asked to bring them for various occassions.
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