Mashed Sweet and Russet Potatoes With Herbs

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Sweet potatoes add Vitamin C! The Russets give a nice, fluffy texture. Adapted from Martha Stewart Living magazine. A Southern and Caribbean recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400*F., with racks in center and lower third of oven. Place garlic in a small piece of foil; drizzlel with oil. Fold to form and packet, crimping edges to seal. Prick potatoes. Place garlic packet and the potatoeson center rack. Place a baking pan on the lower rack to catch juices.
  2. Bake, turning half way through, until sweet potatoes are very tender when pierced with knife, about 45 minutes.
  3. Remove sweet potatoes and garlic from oven; continue to bake the russet potatoes until very tender, about 15 more minutes. Remove from oven, let cool about 5 minutes.
  4. Peel potatoes. Pass through a ricer or a food mill into a medium bowl(or mash by hand with potato masher). Squeeze garlic from skins into bowl with potatoes. Stir in butter, parsley, sage, salt, and pepper, and yogurt. Stir to mix. Serve and enjoy!
Most Helpful

4 5

this was ok - I guess I'm not a fan of the combination, I'll just stick with one or the other from now on. But, definitely a change of pace. Thanks for posting.

5 5

Super yummy. I used 1 large sweet potato and 1 large white potato and slightly lowered the amount of the other ingredients. The only problem I had was my garlic cooked rocked hard so had to use garlic powder - would only cook for about 15 to 30 minutes and used plain yoghurt (was going to used sour cream but found it was out of date). Next time for the 3 of us I will up the quantities of potatoes, served with Latchy's Lamb Shanks in Five Spice, Tamarind & Ginger 113426 and some steamed spinach. Thank you Sharon123, made as a recipenap/pressie for Swap #39, April 2010.

5 5

Very nice - I boiled my potatoes and added a bit of extra butter. This combination is very pretty and has great flavor that makes for an interesting change of pace. Thanks for posting!