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The addition of a sweet potato to these decadent mashed potatoes really bumps up the flavor to make this a favorite mashed potato recipe!

Golden Potato Mash from www.tasteandtellblog.com

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!

Golden Potato Mash
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These mashed potatoes made with yellow potatoes and sweet potatoes are creamy and full of flavor. You can choose to peel the yellow potatoes or leave the skins on since they have such a thin skin. I usually take the easy route and leave them unpeeled.
Serves: 6 servings
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. Using a masher, coarsely mash the potatoes with the cream and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve topped with butter, Parmesan or crumbled bacon.

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50 Responses to Golden Potato Mash

  1. kat says:

    oh that would certainly be a winner around our house too!

  2. Tasty Trends says:

    i know that i would absoultely LOVE those mash potatoes! i am definitely going to try this one out!

  3. Barbara Bakes says:

    I have one son who absolutely loves mashed potatoes. I’ll have to try these!

  4. Patsyk says:

    Looks like a tasty meal in that picture! I love that the 2 types of potatoes are combined… sounds delicious!

  5. Ben says:

    I think the picture is great, and potatoes are never just potatoes :-p Great recipe I will have to make it some time soon.

  6. Sylvie says:

    As a fellow mashed potato lover, I’ll have to give these a try. Have you ever tried adding carrots or rutabega, or both? Makes for a great winter mash.

  7. nicole says:

    I love potatoes all ways so these for sure sound good.

  8. jen says:

    I absolutely love my mashed potatoes with sweet potato added in. There’s no other way to have it. 🙂

  9. mimi says:

    i love potatoes in all forms, and i love the golden mash! have never tried it with sour cream though, for next time!

  10. Mandy says:

    Wasn’t that the best RR mag you have ever received? I bookmarked SEVERAL of her recipes I wanted to try. In fact, I made the Spiced Pumpkin Mousse Trifle this past weekend and it was out of this world. I’m so glad you made these golden mashed potatoes, I can’t wait to give it a try. http://www.homewithmandy.com

  11. Paula says:

    Oooooh, yum! Sign me up for a big heaping bowl of these! I’ve never seen them together, and now I’m thinking that this will be the thing to serve during the holiday season. The photo, by the way, is a winner. YUM!

  12. Jamie says:

    YUM. My family aren’t sweet potato eaters but I’m tempted to try these! Thank you!

  13. Satisfying my Sweet Tooth says:

    These are going to be on my table for Thanksgiving! They look so good! Thanks for coming by my blog for brownie week! Come back often!

  14. Bellini Valli says:

    I agree that these potatoes would steal the show Deborah!!!!!

  15. Dawn says:

    No I think that is a good photo. I agree this does look like a good combo. I love it when people photograph what’s on their dinner plate. Love that!

  16. kamailesfood says:

    My husband is big on mashed potatoes. These sound wonderfully buttery and rich.

  17. Cookie baker Lynn says:

    I wonder if I could sneak a sweet potato past my s.p. hatin’ husband this way? They sound terrific.

  18. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    This looks so great – you should post send this to Noble Pig for her Potato Ho Down Entry for October.

  19. Maria says:

    I will for sure try these out! I bet they will be great for the holidays. A little twist on the old classic!! I love your bread too!!

  20. javagirlkt's cookin' says:

    i saw this recipe too, and i thought it sounded great since i’m also a huge mased potato fan. now i’ll definitely give it a try! i bet they would be delicious with a few chives.

  21. Peabody says:

    This is killing me. I so want dairy.

  22. Leslie says:

    I actually thin your photo is stunning! And the potatoes, I can almost smell them from here!!!
    Thanks for wishing me a happy 100th post!

  23. Sara says:

    I would NEVER think “it’s only potatos”! Looks really great.

  24. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    Mmmm… I love the combo of potatoes. What a novel idea! Thanks!

  25. Andrea says:

    I never would have thought to put a sweet potato in my regular mashed potatoes! But I am a total sweet potato lover, although I have to sneak them past my fiance. This sounds like a good way to get them through!

  26. Emiline says:

    You’ve convinced me! Gotta try, gotta try.

  27. Prudy says:

    I’m intrigued by the addition of a sweet potato. I’ll definitely be trying this one-especially after your high praise.

  28. Debbie says:

    Now THAT looks absolutely delicious. Great idea to serve it with the chicken….I think I will try this one night. Thanks!

  29. Emily says:

    Oh these sound soooo good! Especially for cold weather!

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  30. Grace says:

    i can’t believe i’ve never tried the combination of the two before! i’ve brought shame to my tater-loving family.
    don’t worry, i’ll fix this faux pas soon–thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  31. Kelly-Jane says:

    I’d love those too, I will have to give that one a go.

  32. Ingrid says:

    It’s been the opposite for me…I liked mashed sweet potatoes but not regular potatoes too much. My Babygirl on the other hand is a fiend for mashed (regular)potatoes. Could it be that this recipe makes BOTH of us happy?

    Thanks for the recipe!

  33. Aimée says:

    I SO wanted to do something similar to this for our Thanksgiving dinner, but the tradionalist’s poo-pooed me. Next time!!

  34. Jenny says:

    This is destined to be a winning recipe! Sounds great!

  35. noble pig says:

    OMG to die for, I mean seriously how yummy!

  36. Kevin says:

    These mashed potatoes do sound good. I like the use of the sweet potato!

  37. Sophie says:

    Mashed potatoes, they seem like such a simple food but it can be tough to get them just right; sounds like this recipe’s a winner, though :).

  38. Mary Ann says:

    This looks delicious. I thought it looked familiar and when I saw the source I knew why. 🙂 I made the chow mein cookies you posted a couple weeks ago and they were a hit with the kids (and adults)! Thanks for posting great recipes and pictures.

  39. Elle says:

    Yummy, yummy! I bet the cream and sour cream help out with making these so fab, too. My sister has made mashed potatoes with white and sweets, but these sound even better!

  40. Rosie says:

    This is certainly a winner having tasted and made this type of potato myself – yum!

    Rosie x

  41. Patricia Scarpin says:

    I’m a huge mashed potato fan, too, Deb, and haven’t had a decent one in ages! This is amazing!

  42. Mary says:

    The addition of sweet potatoes intrigues me. I’ll have to give these a try.

  43. glamah16 says:

    Oh how divine. Now why didnt I think of that!

  44. hot garlic says:

    How could you NOT like it with the heavy cream in there?! I kid, I do cream in my potatoes too. I figure if I’m going to do it, I’m going to really do it. This IS a great idea and one that I will be trying for myself very soon!

  45. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    Not to worry, your photo is more than fine. I’ve been called a potato freak and these look just my style!!

  46. These straight up look perfect!!

  47. What a fantastic idea to combine the two potatoes! Love it.

  48. I love sweet potatoes, great side dish!

  49. Emily says:

    These look pretty and yummy!

  50. Chels R. says:

    All good things are going into those potatoes! They look and sound Fab!

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