Yukon and Sweet Mashed Potatoes

DSCN3161The Easy Scores for my last few posts have all been “two easy chairs,” which translates into recipes that are somewhat challenging to prepare (see The Easy Scale for a more detailed description).  Because “Easy” is an important part of this blog, I figured it was time to post an easy recipe!

This post was inspired by a recipe that came with my CSA box a few weeks ago.  It is relatively quick to make and very tasty.  The rich buttery flavor of the Yukon potatoes and the creaminess of the sweet potatoes make it so that very little (if any) butter or milk needs to be added to the dish.

Yukon and Sweet Mashed Potatoes

Depending on how smooth you like your mashed potatoes you can either peel or not peel the Yukon potatoes. The skin on the Yukon potatoes is pretty thin and adds a little texture to the potatoes, so I left it on (The skins also have a lot of fiber and phyto-nutrients, which can act as anti-oxidants).  I also used my KitchenAid mixer to mash up the potatoes, but a regular non-electric potato masher would work just fine.

2 large sweet potatoes

6 small Yukon Gold potatoes


milk (1/4 to 1/2 cup)

salt and pepper

Peel sweet potatoes and cut all potatoes into roughly 1-inch cubes. Put potatoes into a large pan and cover with water. Boil the potatoes until they can easily be pierced with a fork. Drain the water from the potatoes and mash. Add butter, milk and salt and pepper to taste.

Sweet and Yukon Potatoes

Tasty Easy Healthy Green Recipe Ratings:

Recipe Report Card Notes About Recipe Ratings

Tasty Rating


Four Chefs (Delicious!)

Creamy buttery mashed potatoes. Yum!

Easy Rating


Four Easy Chairs (“ABC, Easy as 123…”)

Just boil and mash.

Healthy Rating


Four Apples (Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise)

Mostly all vegetable goodness – while potatoes have a lot of starch, they also have very little fat and especially with the skin they have lots of nutrients.

Green Rating


Four Leaves (Mother Earth Approved)

All ingredients were organic and the potatoes were local.
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