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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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.

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  • zegunism
    Jul 30, 2014

    We were not fans of these.

  • scrapo
    Mar 17, 2012

    Yummy! Added a tiny bit of brown sugar to them. Will make again!

  • rl091504
    Nov 18, 2011

    A nice alternative to regular mashed potatoes! I will definitely make these again.

  • denise berlin
    Oct 23, 2009

    The combination of the two potatoes is a wonderful change...very good taste.