Quick & Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots with Dill

by Jennifer on October 14, 2011

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When I told you that I loved the Mako Shark that I ate this past weekend, I did not include information about the amazing mashed potatoes that came with the meal. The recipe below is not the type of mashed potatoes I had however, it reminded me how much I enjoy mashed potatoes during the cooler weather.

This recipe is also a great way to incorporate more than one vegetable in a dish and quite possibly a veggies that is not your favorite. Meaning, if you are not a huge carrot lover but want the nutrients from it, than this will work for you.

Yes, it is a creamy mashed potato because if it wasn’t, my family would throw it at me instead of eating it. Not kidding.

Quick & Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots with Dill (Yield = 4)
Ingredients:
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2-3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1/3 cup half and half
1 tablespoon milk, optional (I used 1%)
1 tablespoon of fresh dill (or your favorite herb)
salt & pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Prepare the sweet potatoes and carrots and place them in a microwave safe bowl. Cover them with plastic wrap, make a small hole in the wrap and microwave them for 6 minutes. Verify they are completely cooked by inserting a knife and if it slides through easily, they are ready.. If necessary, cook for 1 more minute. Drain.

2. Add 1/2 of the half and half to the potatoes and carrots and using a beater, combine. Now add the remaining half and half and beat until smooth. Season, mix well and if you want more liquid, add milk (or half-n-half if you wish), one teaspoon at a time.

3. Once the desired consistency has been achieved, mix in the dill and serve.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Curt October 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

That sounds interesting. Sweet potatoes and carrots together.

Micaela @MindfulMomma October 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Sounds SO good Jennifer! And the pretty orange and blue photograph made me smile!
Are you home yet?

Brandon October 17, 2011 at 12:04 am

Wow, looks delicious! I might make this and use it as some sort of dip, that’s what I thought it was at first glance!

marla November 16, 2011 at 7:37 am

Love it!! Linking back to this today :)

Jennifer November 16, 2011 at 8:18 am

Thank You Marla – miss you and your bubbly spirit!

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