Marble Mashed Sweet Potatoes

During the holidays it is easy to serve our traditional recipes that everyone loves. Do you want to introduce something new without upsetting your guests? How about taking your favorite mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes recipes serving them in a fun presentation! Marble Mashed Sweet Potatoes is the solution. We spoon our mashed white potatoes into a festive baking dish. Then top with mashed sweet potatoes swirling them into the white mashed potatoes. Bake them in the oven or microwave and top with toasted pecans. Get ready to serve your guests a unique and creative side dish! 

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Marble Mashed Sweet Potatoes with candles
Marble Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Making the Marble Mashed Sweet Potatoes

We start with making our Yukon Gold mashed potatoes a bit denser since it is the foundation of this side dish. My selection includes light cream and sour cream for additional flavor. If they are too thick, add more milk or light cream. Place mashed potatoes in the refrigerator while making the mashed sweet potatoes.

Mashed sweet potatoes are delicious with the addition of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves! We go a little heavier on these spices. You may want to reduce them taking a taste test to determine how much to add. And of course some brown sugar for sweetness.

Now we are ready to assemble our Marble Mashed Sweet Potatoes! Start with adding the white mashed potatoes to a festive baking dish. Add sweet potatoes to the middle of and swirl using a large spoon into the Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. Bake covered, at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Top the dish with toasted pecans before serving.

Another option is to assemble the casserole ahead of time and bake just before serving. Remove from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before placing in the oven. Or consider heating in the microwave if oven space is a premium.

Recipe inspired by Food TV Network with taking my own spin on the ingredients.

Marble Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Marble Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Marble Mashed Sweet Potatoes

During the holidays it is easy to serve our traditional recipes that everyone loves. Do you want to introduce something new without upsetting your guests? How about taking your favorite mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes recipes serving them in a fun presentation! Marble Mashed Sweet Potatoes is the solution.
Prep Time1 hr 40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Marble Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Bernice

Ingredients

White Mashed Potatoes Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 4 tbsp. Unsalted Butter diced
  • 1/2 cup Light Cream warmed
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • Salt and White Pepper
  • Milk depending upon desired texture

Sweet Mashed Potatoes Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Sweet Potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup Light Cream
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • tsp Cloves
  • ¼ cup Toasted Pecans for topping

Instructions

Oven Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes.

White Mashed Potatoes Preparation

  • Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water and add salt.
  • Bring to a boil then cook on medium heat until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife – about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Drain and then return to the stovetop to cook for another minute or two to cook out any excess moisture.
  • Transfer potatoes to a mixer or your chosen method to mash them.
  • Add butter, sour cream, and light cream. Season the mashed potatoes with salt and white pepper to taste.
  • Add milk if you feel the mixture is too dense.
  • Place in the refrigerator to chill.

Sweet Mashed Potatoes Preparation

  • Place the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water and add salt.
  • Bring to a boil then cook on medium heat until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife – about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Drain and let cool slightly.
  • Transfer sweet potatoes to a mixer or your chosen method to mash them.
  • Then add butter, brown sugar, and spices.Mash well adding any additional seasonings.

Assembling the Final Dish

  • Add the white mashed potatoes to a festive baking dish.
  • Add sweet potatoes to the middle of the white mashed potatoes and swirl using a large spoon.
  • You can prepare ahead of time and reheat, covered, at 350 degrees F, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add pecans to the top of the sweet potatoes before serving.

Notes

Calories are approximate based upon serving size and ingredients selected.
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