In this recipe, Yukon Gold potatoes and sweet potatoes are roughly mashed together with leeks for a beautiful mottled white-and-orange take on mashed potatoes. The creme fraiche topping offers a tangy counterpoint. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012

Lia Huber


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  • Combine 1 tablespoon buttermilk, creme fraiche (or sour cream), onion powder (or granulated onion) and pinch of salt. Cover and refrigerate while you cook the vegetables.

  • Add potatoes, sweet potatoes and leek to the boiling water and return to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a vigorous simmer and cook until tender enough to pierce with a knife, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and return the vegetables to the pan (off the heat).

  • Add the remaining 2/3 cup buttermilk, the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, butter and pepper to the pan; coarsely mash with a potato masher. Serve topped with the sauce and chives.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare sauce (Step 2) and vegetables (Steps 1 & 3), cover and refrigerate separately for up to 1 day. Reheat vegetables, covered, in the microwave or a double boiler before continuing with Step 4.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; 3.1 g total fat; 1.3 g saturated fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 202 mg sodium. 318 mg potassium; 20.5 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 2.2 g protein; 7189 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mg vitamin c; 14 mcg folate; 40 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 23 mg magnesium;