Mashed White and Sweet Potatoes with Parsley Butter

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

3 pounds red or white potatoes, peeled and cut into large dice

Kosher salt

2 bay leaves 

3/4 cup heavy cream 

1/2 cup sour cream 

7 tablespoons salted butter 

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 

Freshly cracked black pepper 

Two 15-ounce cans sweet potato puree, such as Farmer's Market Organic brand 

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped 

Directions

  1. Place the potatoes in a large stockpot and cover with water. Generously season the water with salt. Add the bay leaves and place over high heat. Cover, bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender enough to smash with a fork, 25 to 35 minutes. Drain the potatoes and discard the bay leaves. Return the potatoes to the pot and add the heavy cream, sour cream and 4 tablespoons of the butter. Smash with a potato masher until smooth. Add the thyme, nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  2. Place the sweet potato puree in a pot over medium-high heat. Cover and heat until warmed through, about 4 minutes.
  3. When ready to serve, mound a third of the white potatoes in the center of a serving bowl. Next, mound a third of the sweet potatoes on top of the white potatoes. Repeat this process, alternating between the vegetables, to make white and orange circles. Swirl together to create a marbled effect showing both colors.
  4. In a small pot, melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Combine the butter and parsley. Pour over the potatoes and serve immediately.