The addition of a sweet potato to these decadent mashed potatoes really bumps up the flavor to make this a favorite mashed potato recipe!
Photo updated November 2013
Originally published October 13, 2008 – If you are still looking for a side dish for Thanksgiving, or even just a side dish for Sunday night! – look no further. These mashed potatoes are so delicious – you may never have regular mashed potatoes again!!
I’m so excited to share this recipe with you. I know the picture is not that great, and you’ll probably just think – it’s only potatoes – but believe me, it’s so much more. These, ladies and gentlemen, are the BEST mashed potatoes I have ever had. And I’m a mashed potato lover, so I know good from bad.
The secret to this recipe is the addition of a sweet potato. Yes, I’ve seen mashed potatoes with regular potatoes, and I’ve seen mashed sweet potatoes, but I have never seen them combined before. And these are so good that gravy is not even required.
I fell in love with the sweet potato last year. Before that, I thought I was a hater. But then I tried this soup, and realized that what I thought I hated, I really loved! And since then, I haven’t been able to get enough. So when I ran across this recipe, I knew I had to try it. Served along side The Pioneer Woman’s Crispy Yogurt Chicken and a salad, it was a delicious meal – but these potatoes really stole the show!!
To serve, the recipe suggests topping with crumbled, cooked bacon – which would be so delicious. I didn’t have any bacon on hand, so I topped with a bit of freshly grated Parmesan, and it was still delicious!
- 1 pound yellow-fleshed potatoes, such as yukon gold, cut into cubes
- 1 small sweet potato, (about ½ pound), peeled and cut into cubes
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 1-2 tablespoons sour cream
- salt and pepper
- For topping: butter, shredded Parmesan cheese and/or crumbled bacon
- Place both kinds of potatoes in a saucepan and add enough water to cover by 2 inches. Season with salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until all of the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, then return to the pot.
- Using a masher, coarsely mash the potatoes with the cream and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve topped with butter, Parmesan or crumbled bacon.