Sweetpotato is a healthy ground food that is filled with lots of nutrients and fibers. In other words, it’s good for you.

It is normally fairly cheap and can be purchased at the farmers’ markets mostly in warmer seasons of the year. It can also be found in the whole food sections of most major supermarkets.

Sweet potato has a delightfully sweet taste and can be used to make pudding. It is a good addition for a side dish when boiled and tastes great with most stews.


How to cook Potatoes

Potatoes will cook really easily when they are heated. Place them in cold water and put them on the fire. This will cause then to heat evenly when cooking and prevent the outer part from being mushy and melting away as it boils, causing you to lose a few ounces as the potato cooks. In other words, it will be soft but well in shape.

Simplifying the recipe

To make the potato mash all that is requires is to cook the larger ingredients, in this case- potato and pumpkin. Remove them to a large bowl to smash them. Saute (fry lightly in a small amount of fat) the herbs and spices and then combine them with large ingredients and add the butter and sour cream. It is really no big deal.

Here is how to pair it with another staple to make a gorgeous dish that you may find irresistible.

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Mash Recipe


  • 1 pound sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1/2 Pound Pumpkin, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • ⅓ cup finely sliced green onion, mostly green parts (from 1 bunch)
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley- save some for garnish
  • 1 small-to-medium garlic clove, pressed or minced
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, cubed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil



Place pumpkin and potato into a pot. Pour enough water into the pot to immerse them. Place the pot on the fire on medium flame.

Add one teaspoon of salt to the water and let it boil until the pumpkin and potato are tender when poked with a fork.

Turn off the flame from that pot and place a small skillet on a low flame to heat up.

Add the olive oil and let it heat about 30 seconds then add garlic and green onion and let them saute for just one minute.

Turn off the flame and add the butter in the hot skillet and stir it to let it melt slightly.

Now remove the potato and pumpkin from the pot to a large bowl or electric mixer if you choose to use that to do your mash.

Add the sauteed mixture to the same bowl and then the salt, black pepper, sour cream, and parsley.

Mash everything together so that all the ingredients are distributed evenly and the mixture is creamy.

Serve warm! Yummmy!!!


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