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Married Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Married mashed potatoes, a sweet potato married to a savory potato like a Russet or a Yukon cold, is a delicious twirly swirly rich side dish that everyone will love.

sweet potatoes mixed with russet potatoes in a white plate


Looking for a unique Thanksgiving side dish?

Look no further because this medley of regular mashed potatoes mixed with the beautiful sweet potato is the perfect yin and yang addition to your holiday menu.  

Medley Mashed Potatoes

This twirled, swirled mashed potatoes a deviation from the traditional bowl of sweet potato casserole covered in marshmallows and a secondary bowl of steakhouse mashed.

Did you ever think you could combine these delicious potatoes? You can and they taste AMAZING! 

You get all the amazing nutrients that sweet potatoes carry and combined with a russet or Yukon potato, for a perfect blend that totally balances each other out.  

Twirly, whirly married mashed potatoes ingredient list. Scroll to the bottom of the post for full measurements and ingredient list!

  • Russet or Yukon potatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • milk
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • nutmeg
  • pepper
  • half and half

Mixed Mashed & Sweet Potatoes

What kind of potatoes do I use? 

When it comes to a mix of potatoes, the key here is sweet potatoes and another savory potato. 

  • Yukon Gold  – Yukon gold potatoes are the most common used for mashed potatoes, making it a popular choice for this married potato blend
  • Russet – Russet potatoes are the typical “baked”potato that people used in twice baked potato and baked potato side dishes. They are easy to peal and cut and provide quite a bit of potato in each one. Russets are usually a rough skin. 
  • Red Potatoes – I love a good red potato! They are really one of my favorite potatoes. Flat out its the best potato to boil! The only problem with using small red or blush potatoes is that they are small and difficult to shed the skin, so if you use this kind of potato you usually have to leave on the skin which could change the look of the swirl.
  • Sweet Potatoes – Incredible colors, delicious flavors – the sweet potato is so delicious and a classic potato for holidays. Did you know you can also microwave baked sweet potatoes?

Gluey Mashed Potatoes? 

I have been there! The cardinal sin of mashed potatoes is over mixing. If you use a hand mixer or electric mixer, it’s really easy to over do it.

A hand masher is always the BEST way to get the perfect consistency but I understand if you are pipping them you may need to really watch the consistency so they can come through the bag. 

Peel and cube potatoes and place into a large saucepan, boil till tender.

Use a potato masher to mash each potato in separate bowls. 

prevent gluey potatoes by manually mashing them, potatoes done but in a pot


Vegan Substitute for Mashed Potatoes

I am certainty not the best person to ask on all things Vegan, but I can appreciate a non-dairy version of a mashed potato- for Vegan diets and non-dairy diets alike. My daughter cant do dairy often (or really she shouldn’t at all but just likes to suffer) so when I am trying to eliminate the dairy products, there are a few things you can experiment with. 

  • Vegan Butter
  • Vegan or Homemade Creme Fraiche
  • Soy Cream Cheese
  • Soy Milks 

Getting a perfect Twirl 

In order to pipe your potatoes, you need them a little thinner than what you would typically find in a mashed potato side dish (or at least the way I do it with dense potatoes.)

The consistency should be that of pudding. I’d recommend using a hand mixer to mix potatoes even better (again, do not OVER MIX) and mash the large pieces.

Then place the mixture into a piping bag. Snip the tip to about 1″ and pipe into your serving bowl.

showing how to pipe potatoes in a pipping bag and mixing them up


Use a spoon to smooth the edges and swirl the colors.

using a spoon to smooth edges for serving twirly potatoes

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Married Mashed Potatoes | Sweet Potato + Russet Medley

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Married Mashed Potatoes | Sweet Potatoes and Russet Potatoes blended into a perfect savory and sweet mashed side dish mix


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup milk divided
  • 1/4 cup butter divided
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 1/2 cup half and half divided (optional)


  • Peel and cube potatoes and place into a large saucepan.
  • Cover with water at least 1" above the potatoes.
  • Heat over medium high heat and boil for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Drain. Divide potatoes.
  • Use a potato masher to mash each potato separately. [mv_img id="7822"]
  • Add 1/2 cup milk, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper to each potato mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • In order to pipe your potatoes, you need them a little thinner. The consistency should be that of pudding. I'd recommend using a hand mixer to mix potatoes even better and mash the large pieces.
  • Then place the mixture into a piping bag. Snip the tip to about 1" and pipe into your serving bowl. [mv_img id="7820"]
  • Use a spoon to smooth the edges and swirl the colors.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 372mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g

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  1. Trina Maloney says:

    I left the white potatoes with out the sugar and nutmeg just plated side by side delicious

    1. Plating side by side is a great way to do it! So happy you enjoyed my potato mash up this season <3

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