Are you putting together your Thanksgiving dinner menu? I tend to make changes each year to keep the menu fresh and unexpected! Are you looking for a recipe for mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes? This is a great way to present them by actually combining them together. I saw this approach in a few magazines and I liked how Food TV presented it the best. This would also be wonderful for Christmas dinner! It really is a nice presentation.
I used my own recipe for the potatoes and the measurements are estimates since I tend to add more of the ingredients when I do my taste tests. But if you already have a favorite recipe for mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes then hopefully this provides another option for presentation! You can tap into your creativity!
White Mashed Potatoes Ingredients
3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
4 tbsp. Unsalted Butter, diced
1/2 cup Light Cream, warmed
½ cup Sour Cream
Salt and White Pepper
Additional milk depending upon desired texture
White Mashed Potatoes Preparation
Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water and add salt. Bring to a boil then cook on medium heat until the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife, 35 to 40 minutes. Drain and then return to the stovetop to cook for another minute or two to cook out any excess moisture. Transfer potatoes to a mixer or your chosen method to mash them. Add butter, sour cream, and light cream. Season the mashed potatoes with salt and white pepper to taste. Add additional milk if you feel the mixture is too dense.
Sweet Mashed Potatoes Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds Sweet Potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/4 cup Light Cream
1 to 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Butter
½ to 1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 to 2 tsp. Cinnamon
⅛ tsp. Cloves
Roasted Pecans for topping
Sweet Mashed Potatoes Preparation
Place the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water and add salt. Bring to a boil then cook on medium heat until the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife, 35 to 40 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly. Transfer sweet potatoes to a mixer or your chosen method to mash them. Then add butter, brown sugar, and spices. Mash well adding any additional seasonings.
Assembling the Final Dish
Add the white mashed potatoes to a large baking dish. Add sweet potatoes to the middle of the white mashed potatoes and swirl using a large spoon. You can prepare ahead of time and reheat, covered, at 350 degrees F, 15 to 20 minutes. Add pecans to the top of the sweet potatoes before serving.