Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Smokey Mashed White and Sweet Potatoes

Smokey Mashed White and Sweet Potatoes

Mashed potatoes, again? Sure, we all love them. Especially when they're laden with lots of artery blocking butter and cream. Or, my personal favorite, gobs of yummy gravy. But still, they can get kind of boring. How about sprucing them up once in a while by pairing them with their sweet and nutritious cousins?

Smokey Mashed White and Sweet Potatoes
I like a ratio of 2 white potatoes to every sweet for a nice blend of flavor. A bit of smokey paprika really kicks up the interest and a good handful of fresh chives or scallions completes the yummy goodness. This earthy mash pairs wonderfully with the hearty taste of roasted or braised meat so I love serving them with a good old-fashioned beef stew. Enjoy!


Ingredients
2 White potatoes
1 Sweet potato
2 Tablespoons light butter
3/4 Cup low fat milk
1/2 Teaspoon smoked paprika
2 Tablespoons fresh chives or scallions, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel and cut the white and sweet potatoes into chunks. Boil in salted water until fork tender and drain. Place the potatoes back in the pot and add the butter. Combine the milk and smoked paprika and add to the potatoes. Add the herbs, mix together until well combined and season to taste. Makes approximately 4 servings.

23 comments:

  1. This is a great, great, great idea. Naturally, we agree that one can't get enough mashed potatoes, but variety is the spice of life, right? And why not sneak a little nutrition in, too!

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  2. Mmm nothing is better than mashed potatoes and these look delicious! :)

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  3. I have never thought about mixing white and sweet potatoes together, great idea!

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  4. This sounds great! I love using smoked paprika and I never would have thought to use it in mashed potatoes. Definitely trying these soon!

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  5. Just like the previous commenter, I have never used smoked paprika in mashed potatoes. Sounds great!

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  6. I wonder if this would be the compromise for my husband and I. I love sweet potatoes and he likes the white ones. We can never decide which one to make.

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  7. These sound great. Seriously, how can you get sick of potato anything?

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  8. I've yet to cook with smoked paprika... but it's on my list! This looks fantastic!

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  9. Wonderful twist on a favorite recipe! I love the touch of smoked paprika and chives too - fabulous!

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  10. Fabulous! Great idea, I have oven roasted sweet and white togeher but never thought of mashing them together. This is on my to-do list for next week.

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  11. Genius idea! I have never even thought of this but I am sure going to give it a go!

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  12. Such a wonderful recipe. My mother in law does this for holidays. Everyone just loves them. Don't tell her but yours look WAY better.

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  13. My husband dislikes sweet potatoes, but I am aware of all the health benefits-so I have been looking for ways to sneak them into his diet.
    Finding a recipe which is a blend of both types of potatoes is a way for me to get him to eat them. I am sure that he would gladly eat this-it looks so delicious in the picture. Thanks for sharing this one. Enjoy the day!

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  14. There's nothing better than a large bowl of mash potatoes... Except for mash potatoes with sweet potatoes mixed in!

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  15. these sound delicious! we love smoked paprika in our house!

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  16. Wow looks like flavor fun!!! Quick question though. Are you using the real "white sweet potato" or its orange cousin, the yam. I'm assuming the white one and the beautiful color is from the smokey paprika.

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    1. Hi Carmen, I'm glad you like the recipe. In this photo I've used 2 white Idaho baking potatoes and 1 orange "jeweled" yam. The paprika lends a bit of color but most of it does come from the orange spud.

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  17. Oh my gosh, this is such a great idea!! I love smoked paprika and the two kinds of potatoes? Genius!! I will be making these soon!

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