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Sweet Potato and Yukon Gold Mash

Sweet potatoes, with their rich color and sweetness, combine with buttery Yukon Gold potatoes to create mashed potatoes for all occasions.

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  • 1/4 pound sweet potato (also called garnet yam), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk

Serves 4 to 6

  1. Put the prepared potatoes in a large stock pot. Add just enough water to cover and about a teaspoon of salt.
  2. Cook the potatoes over high heat until the water begins to boil, and then turn down the heat to medium to maintain a gentle boil.
  3. Cook until all potatoes are soft when pierced with the tip of a knife, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Drain the potatoes into a colander and then return the potatoes to the warm cooking pot. Add the nutmeg (if using), 2 tablespoons of butter, the milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  5. Use a potato masher to break up the potatoes to create a smooth consistency. Taste the potatoes and stir in more butter, salt and pepper as desired. Serve immediately.    (Note: Potatoes can be made in advance. Transfer the mashed potatoes to an ovenproof container and reheat in a 350F oven, stirring often, until hot through.)

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