01 March 2010

sweet & savory mashed potatoes

Oh. My. Word.
This takes mashed potatoes to a whole 'nother level! It has become a new staple at our Thanksgiving Dinner.



  • 3 1/2  pounds  baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1  tablespoon  salt, divided
  • 1  (29-ounce) can sweet potatoes in syrup, drained and mashed
  • 1  (8-ounce) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 10  bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4  cup  light sour cream
  • 2/3  cup  chicken broth
  • 1/2  teaspoon  pepper
  • Garnish: crumbled bacon


Bring potatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, and water to cover to a boil in a Dutch oven ( or large pot); cook 30 minutes or until tender. Drain.
Return potatoes to Dutch oven. Add sweet potatoes and cream cheese; mash until smooth with a potato masher. Stir in 2/3 of the bacon, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 2 teaspoons salt. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle remaining bacon over the top.


  1. hey! found you hanging out at the mckmama community. now i'm not a fan of sweet potatoes, but this recipe just might change my mind! i used to love s.p.'s as a baby. i'm not sure what went wrong with me...and my mom asks herself that same question everyday.

    thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm not a fan of sweet potatoes either! This the only way I'll eat them.

  3. p.s. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. mmmm....mmmmm....yummy! I love sweet potatoes and I love mashed potatoes so this sounds absolutely heavenly : )


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