Yam and Russet Mashed Potatoes

Last night we had company for dinner and always wanting something a little different, I used yams (orange kind) and large russet potatoes. Try this….


  • 2 medium-large yams
  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 1 large egg
  • several tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • generous splash of whipping cream (okay,I didn’t say this was diet food, did I?)

Peel and chop into 2 inch pieces both the yam and potatoes and put in a large pot with water. Cook until they are soft right through. Drain. Mash with a potato masher first. This way you don’t get lumps.

Transfer to bowl of mixer, beat until smooth and add the butter, cream cheese, whipping cream  and sour cream and mix thoroughly.

Spoon into casserole bowl with lid.  If not using right away, cover and put in fridge until dinner time. Add a dollop of butter on top of potatoes and before serving, put in oven of 325 degrees for about 30-40 minutes to heat through.

The colour, of course, is still orange, but the flavour is really scrumptuous.

We served this with freshly steamed asparagus and corn. We had roasted chickens as well.

When we put on dinners, we always plan ahead and prepare ahead as much as possible. This allows you, the host, to spend time with your guests and still be on top of things in the kitchen. Try it!



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