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White 'n' Sweet Mashed Potatoes

 White 'n' Sweet Mashed Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a staple of Southern cooking here in North Carolina. Combined with russet potatoes, this recipe makes simple mashed potatoes a very special treat.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1-1/2 pounds russet potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup milk, warmed
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Place russet potatoes and sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and
  • cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for
  • 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, mash the potatoes with the milk, butter, salt,
  • cinnamon and nutmeg until potatoes reach desired consistency. Yield:
  • 8 servings.