I've been making this recipe for the last couple years every Thansksgiving and Christmas and let me tell ya - it's a hit! I am ALWAYS asked to bring my "Marbled Mashed Potatoes" to any family holiday gathering! I LOVE the taste of adding in the mashed potatoes (you don't even need gravy) AND they make it a little healthier instead of just the regular mashed potatoes (sweet potatoes are just PACKED full of nutrients and vitamins AND are lower on the glycemic index). Need any more reasons to make these part of your Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals? I think not. Oh wait. I thought of another one! They are VERY easy and simple to make! Hope you and the fambam enjoy them!
Marbled Sweet & White Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Servings: 6-8
2 lbs. Organic Sweet Potatoes
2 lbs. Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes
8 TBSP Grass Fed Unsalted Butter (I use "Kerrygold" Pure Irish Butter)
2/3 Cup Almond Milk
Salt & Pepper to taste
1. Peel the sweet potatoes/potatoes and then quarter each potato.
2. Place the potatoes in a large pot (white potatoes on the bottom, sweet potatoes on top) and add cold water to the pot until it covers the potatoes.
3. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce to low heat and simmer for about 20 minutes (or until potatoes are tender and can be pierced with a fork).
4. When the potatoes are cooked, remove from heat. I scoop the sweet potatoes out with a spoon (one with holes in it to drain the water) and place them in a separate bowl to mash them. Drain the white potatoes and either place them in another container to mash them or just keep them in the pot to mashed them there (and save dishes to clean whoop whoop)!
5. Add in 4 tbsp. butter and up to 1/3 c Almond Milk to the white potatoes and mash (I used a hand blender). Season with salt and pepper (I used about 3/4 tsp. salt) and taste test it! Do the same with the sweet potatoes. I mention to add up to 1/3 c milk because if you like them starchier, definitely use less milk, but if you like them creamier, use the 1/3 cup.
6. Place the white mashed potatoes on one side of your serving dish and then add the mashed sweet potatoes to the other side. Gently swirl them. Do not OVER swirl otherwise they just mix together instead of being “marbled”. Just a couple swirls with a spoon is perfect!