I ended up reducing the recipe to make one smallish sweet potato, all for me. In full disclosure, as I am finding climbing stairs just a little difficult right now, I made this all in the microwave. The potato cooked in about three minutes. I lopped off about 2 in from a large sausage link, and a good inch or so from a huge leek. Threw in a spoonful of sour cream and combined it all. I did have to use dried herbs, and also added ground black pepper. For me, this could have used a little more seasoning - it might be the quality of sausage I used, but I should have added more seasoning after tasting the mash. I returned it to the microwave, covered, to heat through and melt the cheese. Roasting the sweet potatoes probably would enhance the flavor, but this made it doable for me on a work night. Definitely check this out!