Potato and Root Vegetable Mashers

Potato and Root Vegetable Mashers Recipe
Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Michele Faro
Sweet potato and turnip turn an otherwise straightforward mash into an intriguing dish with subtle earthy, sweet notes.


Serves 6 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
Total time: 55 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 55 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 215
Fat 5 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 4.9 g
Carbohydrate 38.4 g
Fiber 4.8 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 311 mg
Calcium 61 mg


4 cups (1-inch) cubed Yukon gold or baking potato (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 cups cubed peeled turnip
2 cups cubed peeled sweet potato
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup light sour cream
1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well; return to pan over medium-low heat. Add butter; mash potato mixture with a potato masher. Stir in sour cream and remaining ingredients.

Maureen Callahan,

Cooking Light

March 2012
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