Rosemary Mashed Potatoes and Yams
A twist on the traditional mashed potatoes.
A twist on the traditional mashed potatoes.
I thought this recipe could be tweeked somewhat to incorporate the flavors better, but my husband really liked it. I'm not a big rosemary fan, but loved the texture and garlic flavor of this recipe. Also, it tasted more like potatoes than yams so if I made this again I'd reduce the amount of potato and increase the yam portion by about 1/4.Read More
Deliciously different! I didn't add the garlic cloves to the potatoes since the garlic was a little charred; I just added the garlic-infused oil which gave it a nice, subtle garlic flavor. Will definitely make this again!
Not a fan of yams or sweet potatoes (not even regular potatoes) and I loved them! Really tasty and I believe the secret is in the roasted garlic! My family loved them. I didn’t add the water from the potatoes as the consistency was already very light (I even would’ve reduced the milk a little next time). But all depends on your taste! UPDATE 5/12: I made them again with little changes: used minced garlic and put it in the oven for 30 minutes with the oil. used 1/4 of heavy cream instead of milk. again no water. and I add sheddar cheese...Oh my goodness! delicious!!! better than the first time Definitely a keeper!!!
I thought this recipe could be tweeked somewhat to incorporate the flavors better, but my husband really liked it. I'm not a big rosemary fan, but loved the texture and garlic flavor of this recipe. Also, it tasted more like potatoes than yams so if I made this again I'd reduce the amount of potato and increase the yam portion by about 1/4.
The reviews were 5 stars for this recipe so I gave it a try and I agree. I might make one small change and do the potatoes and yams 2/3 to 1/3 rather than 1/2 and 1/2 to mellow the flavor just a little but this was delicious. I also liked the taste of this recipe before baking as just mashed potatoes.
Update/Edit: Only 4 stars due to cooking method (would give 4-1/2 if I could). I steam the sweet potatoes on their own so they aren't watery. I mash the white potatoes with the milk/butter + a little sour cream - separately. I rough mash S/P's with 1 T finely minced FRESH rosemary (I don't recommend dried) and fresh Asiago cheese (didn't have parm) and add it all 'in' the potatoes. Salt & pepper both kinds of potatoes and don't use any 'potato' water - why use that? THEN - I gently fold the two types together. I make ahead so these do get baked but covered. I think it looks rather unique since it's kinda two toned and everyone thinks they're delish. Have made several times but go a bit less on the S/P portion to white potato. I prefer white pepper in this vs black. I add fresh ground coriander, nutmeg & couple shakes of ground cayenne in the S potato mix. Nice idea & something easily modified for personal pref, thanks!
Yummy, yum, yum, yum! Excellent recipe! I can't believe anyone gave a bad review! My family loved it...even my picky 14 year old! One bit of advice for those people who made a short cut on the garlic...It is well worth the effort to roast the garlic. Delicious!
I loved these potatoes. What a nice change from sweet potatoes with all the butter and sugar. I used chives instead of rosemary. I also boiled the garlic cloves with the potatoes instead of roasting. FANTASTIC!!!
I altered the recipe by microwaving the potatoes in their skins (baked them), peeled them, and mashed them up in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Also used jarred garlic. I reheated the dish after getting Hubby home from work tonight, he's "hooked" on it! Many Thanks Ibby!
As a bunch of young college students having a Thanksgiving away from family, I made this dish just to say we had yams at Thanksgiving. Everyone started with a small spoonful to be nice and then before I knew it half of the dish was gone! It was a hit. I used minced garlic which took away half the time of roasting and I couldn't be more pleased with the way it turned out.
These are the best mashed potatoes. It is easy to do, because you can do it in steps, not all at once. I didn't change a thing, but have never had to use the reserve cooking liquid from the potatoes. Thanks!
This dish was quite good. I did make a few alterations though so that it would't be too heavy. I used about 2 tbsp butter only and a bit less cheese, then during the oven baking process, I sprinkled some bread crumbs over top. I LOVED the roasted garlic! I though the flavours blended nicely. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I think a dish should be spectacular to get. This was good...but not "make your eyes roll over in your head" good.
Wonderful! I served these with prime rib for Christmas dinner and they received rave reviews from my guests. Very creamy and sweet without the cloying sweet potato taste. I did not bake them but warmed them in the microwave just before serving. Brilliant!
Used 1/2 the amt of butter & 1/2 the amt of cheese. Steamed the potatoes & didn't use any of the liquid. Didn't bake in oven. Simply mashed & enjoyed!!
This is a nice change from regular garlic mashed potatoes. My grocery store had yams on sale this week, so I decided to give this recipe a try. I've never roasted garlic before, and boy does that smell good! You really have to like garlic to like this recipe. The consistency of these potatoes came out more whipped than just mashed. Very light and fluffy. I skipped the baking and just whipped them up in my mixer and served them with a little parm on top.
I did this for Thanksgiving this weekend and it was a big hit - even though we were all sceptical. The flavour was great and I'm not a big garlic fan. I would add less garlic then taste and add to individual tastes. Will definitely make this again with any chicken or meat dish.
my husband don't care too much for yams, so I tried this recipe and he loved it. The mixture with the roasted garlic made this recipe excellent!
I have made this recipe several times over the years. I first saw it in Bon Apetite. It is the best use of yams I have ever found. I use a whole head of roasted garlic and fresh rosemary. Superb!
I love potatoes!!!!! Any kind! This was the blandest, most indescribable potatoe dish we ever ate. I followed the directions exactly. We love Yams, we love white potatoes, etc. We've mixed them before and had great success. All I can say is, glad I had gravy with the meal because I think there would have been a lot of leftovers.
Great recipe. I added 1 teaspoon of rosemary the second time I made it and liked it better. Great winter warm up recipe.
If you love garlic and rosemary, you'll love this recipe! My husband and I liked it, but it was a little too strong in the garlic department for my young children!
I wouldn’t have thought of pairing the different types of potatoes… but I’m sure glad I tried it. This dish was excellent! My only adjustment was to use cream versus milk and fresh rosemary versus dried. Yum! Thanks, Ibby!
OMG!! These are the best mashed potatoes
I made this as a quick side dish for my husband and I a couple weeks ago and we both loved it. Now he begs me to make it all the time!
my skeptical non yam liking friends love this recipe.. i now use it every xmas and thanksgiving as my potato dish. :)
I am not a big rosemary fan but I wanted a potato dish that would compliment a roast I was making and this did just that! Probably the best yam/baking potato mash I have ever tasted. By preference, I will opt to scale back the rosemary in the future, but we for sure will continue to make this dish!
This was good, i didnt follow the directions because i accidentally threw too much milk in the mix ... i also added squash cuz it was onhand and i dont want it going bad. i will use rosemary again with yams and potatoes
I thought it was fabulous! I added one huge onion diced and boiled it together with the milk and water for the boxed white potatoe - YES!! - that I used. Put the jarred garlic in with that and then followed the recipe as given! Is it a pretty dish and delectable as well!
I don't know what these people are talking about, this recipe is awesome!!! I love the flavors of the potatoes together....and it's far from bland! Apparently these people put a pound of salt on everything they eat...wouldn't you agree??? I'm definately making these for Thanksgiving dinner.
A tasty way to have sweet potatoes that is NOT sweet! I am not a big fan of adding brown sugar and marshmallows to yams or sweet potatoes, so finding this recipe was a nice treat!
I likes these potatoes, but no one else in my family liked them. (But they really never cared for yams, in the first place.) I sauted some diced garlic in olive oil, as suggested by another reviewer, instead of roasting them. Other than that I made the recipe exactly as stated. Although I liked them, I will not make again just for myself, because I prefer sweetened yams.
OMG. I just finished making these and I had to immediately come review them because they are SO good! I am trying this recipe solely b/c I found it on a blog for batch cooking freezer meals. I am so glad I did! I doubled the recipe and will have three side helpings out of it. I did make a few alterations. I did not use the cooking water. I used heavy cream instead of milk and only used about 3/4 cup (for my double batch). I used white pepper but that's just because I wanted it to be pretty w/out black specs. I can't wait for my DH to come home and try this!
I was a little disappointed in this recipe, simply because yams are one of my favorite foods and I felt they really got drowned out by diluting them with the baking potatoes. I used yams and potatoes that I had grown this year so they were quite fresh. Next time, I will reduce the butter, replacing with more milk. I also had to increase the rosemary to 1 1/2 t. but next time I think I'll use fresh rosemary. I liked this dish but my family did not.
I have Diabetes and especially liked the fact that this was something I could have without the guilt. It was wonderful, and so easy to assemble. I had only dried thyme in the house, it worked just fine. I also added a few carrots and red onions, a very easy recipe to adapt to most fresh veggies. Will definitely make this again.
A fun twist for potatoes. If I make it again I will add more garlic.
I have made these both the way described in this recipe and they were great! I decided to take these to a pot luck lunch at work, so instead of putting them in the oven, I put them in my crock pot, and they still turned out great.
This recipe was a relief to find, after all the marshmallow/brown sugar/yam recipes on the site! As for the taste, I definitely see the potential here. I think my yams-to-taters ratio was way off, as I found this recipe very "yammy". Also, I have never roasted garlic before, so I think I used only about half of the garlic necessary since I burnt the rest. Also, I found that I used only half the milk called for, and none of the cooking liquid (due to my poor 'tato ratio, maybe?) If you follow the recipe exactly, and aren't quite the clutz I was, you should get something really yummy! In spite of my blunders, my 10 month old son loved these taters -- he gobbled them up! My adult guests, on the other hand, were polite, but did not take seconds. I may try this again, but will definitely be more careful....
Everyone raved about this recipe. I didn't have time to roast the garlic, so I sauted the minced garlic in olive oil before adding it to the mixture. Superb!
I love this recipe! I make it every year for Thanksgiving, as my family always requests it. I usually keep half the recipe at home, as my sister will always take any leftovers from the meal. Thanks!
This is my go-to mashed potatoes recipe for any big event. It's always a hit. I usually have people come up to me and say, "I don't usually like yams, but I loved this!"
I used 1/4 C milk, 2 T butter and about 3T Parmesan and did not bake it, but it was terrific! Pretty color and presentation.
My husband thought this was slammin'!Definately good and I will make a part of my holiday meal again.
Terrific -- for thanksgiving I left out the parmesan, but could see adding it back in for a prime rib side. These were a great way to combine two holiday traditionals into one colorful dish...
These potatoes weren't too bad but nothing spectacular either. I don't know that I would make them again only because we like other flavors.
Added a little bit of garlic salt. Topped with cheddar cheese before baking.
The best sweet potato dish that I've ever had and super easy.
Loved it. Roasting the garlic is the key to this dish:)
I made this dish for a group of 64 college students, when we saw their plates there was nothing left of the potatoes! I added extra rosemary, and used kosher salt and coarse ground pepper to step up the flavor. I then added just a little brown sugar to enhance the yams. It tasted "savory sweet", and complemented the rest of the meal nicely.
I like the potatoes, but my eight guests did not like this recipe at all. This recipe is time consuming and since I am the only one that liked the mashed potatoes and yams - I will not make them again.
the recipe was excellent...the seasoning was a little bit dull so i added extra rosemary, and then thyme and sweet basil, as well as extra salt. other than that, perfect!
What an easy and WONDERFUL side dish!
my roommates absolutely loved this recipe. it was delicious!
My guests loved this! I thought it was pretty good, which says a lot since I don't like yams at all. A little on the sweet side for me--I may use more white potatoes next time. Tasted even better as leftovers--then the garlic really came through.
Absolutely fantastic -- thank you for sharing it!!!
Be generous with the salt and pepper. That really makes it for me. Also, I normally use about a tablespoon of fresh rosemary instead of dried. Otherwise, I haven't met a person who didn't absolutely love these yet!
INCREDIBLE! I can't do justice with words to how good these are. The addition of the beef bouillon is ingenius. Everyone raves over this dish. I've made it several times and I don't change a thing. Thanks!
totally delish. I forgot to add the parm cheese on top and it still rocked.
My family and I absolutely love this recipe!!! I usually add more parmesan cheese than what the recipe calls for...
I amde this recipe for my family at Thanksgiving in lieu of regular mashed potatoes and they ranted and raved over them.
I made this for my family on Thanksgiving, and even the boys who say they don't like sweet potatoes loved it! If you're not sure, use one more white potato and one less yam...but I'm tellin ya, if they like parmesan cheese they'll like this!
Made this to go with lamb on boxing day. The flavours really complemented each other. I love garlic and roasting it this way before adding to the mash is very tasty. Thanks for the recipe, everyone loved it!
I wasn't too impressed with this dish. I found it be a bit bland and didn't like the baby food-ish consistency. The dish was edible and no one complained at the Easter dinner I served it at, but I wouldn't make again.
I adored this dish. The combination of the parmesan, rosemary and sweet potatoes is absolutely delicious. I am going to make this a regular feature of my Thanksgiving dinner, and part of my normal dinner rotation, too!
Using this recipe for thanksgiving! Everyone loved it when I made a small portion- next time will be the 10 servings!
I love this recipe. However, instead of using milk I use a light sour cream. I am a not a huge fan of rosemary so I used fresh chives instead.
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit. You can also use sweet potatoes instead of yams. Instead of garlic gloves, I used minced garlic and simmered in olive oil over the stove until slightly golden brown. I also used half & half in place of milk, and softened the dried rosemary by boiling with the potatoes. I left out the salt, and omitted baking in the oven at the end. It was absolutely delicious and will be making this for every Holiday meal and buffet.
My family did not like it at all. Not a quick side dish at all; alot more trouble than mashed potatoes and it had a bland taste.
EXCELLENT!!! I did make a few changes. Because I used about 2lbs of each type of potatoes I increased the amount of garlic (I used an entire bulb) plus added a bit more rosemary. To make it creamier, I used an entire stick of butter. Not the healthies of recipes, but it was yummy!
These are incredible! I made these one year for Thanksgiving, and now I have to bring them every year- everyone loves them! They're a bit time-consuming to make, but worth the extra effort!
This recipe was a hit! The combo of yams and potatoes has just the right amount of sweetness.
This is the best mashed potatoes I have ever tried!!! Easy, delicious, original. I will definitely make it for the next party and I do not even care if my guests love it or not because I will eat everything by myself ;)))!
Out of all of the recipes that we tried this year for Thanksgiving, this was the only one that fell short. It was OK, and that's it. I would probably eliminate any water and use only milk, use slightly more fresh rosemary, and maybe more...I don't know, they just weren't that great.
This is the first time I made mashed potatoes and yams. I made it this past Thanksgiving and it was a hit. Although the next time I make it I will add less milk because I like mashed potatoes to be thick.
absolutely delicious - I made a big bowl of it for Thanksgiving dinner and it was gone in no time. Even my boyfriend, who claims he doesn't like yams, praised this one.
I made this for a church potluck last night and everyone loved it. Absolutely delicious!!
Great recipe. Very flexible. Unusual but not too weird. If I don't have time to roast the garlic, I use garlic powder and it still turns out nicely. I even got a rave review from my mother-in-law, who "hates" yams!
This recipe is excellent! I was skeptical about the amount of garlic, but followed the directions and it was great. When I put it in the dish for the oven I thought I had way too much, but people were scrapping the dish at the end of the meal! Thanks!!
Yummy!! These were fabulous. I can't wait to make them again!
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving a couple years ago. Since then, my family has requested it at every get-together. The blend of the yams with the garlic and rosemary are wonderful! Thanks for a great recipe!
This is a great twist on potatoes and the flavor is wonderful. The only thing is you need time to make two sets of mashed potatoes, so this was better for me to make on a weekend.
This was really good but I think a little heavy on the garlic. I omitted the cheese but still liked it.
We had this as opposed to the traditional sweet potato casserole. Everyone loved them!! It was a hit we will certainly repeat.
Excellent recipe. I made it for Christmas to try to please both the people who wanted yams and the ones who wanted mashed potatoes. It was a hit w/ everyone. I'll definitely use this recipe again!
One of the best potato dishes ever! I use this recipe many times throughout the year because it goes so well with roast pork, beef, or chicken, and I never change a thing about it. Thank you, this recipe is wonderful!!
I have a new Thanksgiving recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this one, it's a definite keeper - just the right balance of sweetness. Try it, it's great!
This recipe was excellent. I did add more white potatoes than yams. Very good
mmmm so good! halved the recipe.. only thing i did differently was to microwave the sweet and baking potatoes and to use soy milk.. used this as a side for our own sweet and pungent ribs.. ty so much for this recipe
So much flavor! It was delicious! I went pretty heavy on the rosemary, and it turned out great. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, this is a wonderful alternative to the usual mashed potatoes and sweet potato dishes. I truly enjoyed making it and it added a very nice new twist to the mashed dishes.
I just made this recipe for dinner and it was fabulous! I don't like sweet potatoes much, but you couldn't really taste them in this recipe. My husband and I joined Team in Training and are training to ride in a Century ride in Nov. 2007 and they say potatoes are better fuel than pasta, so we are carbing up on potatoes! Thanks for a great recipe.
we make these alot, especially around the holidays. very good.
Surprisingly good. I used canned yams because it's what I had. Drained off the syrup and rinsed. All four guests had seconds.
didn't like it at all
This was delicious! It made my whole apartment smell more homey and comfy. I used fresh rosemary and grated cheddar cheese. I also sprinkled the top of the potatoes with crushed flax seed before I baked it... a nice golden crust was the result. Very good, I'm looking forward to making it again!
Great new twist on mashed taters - a family favorite!
Very bland. The rosemary, parmesan, salt and pepper really needed to be adjusted. My husband and I both agreed that while fine, these potatoes were nothing special, and definitely NOT worth the amount of fat in them.
These were very good! I added extra rosemary and used cheddar because I didn't have parmesan.
I made this recipe while entertaining family members. They said it was good, but I wasn't overly excited. All of the flavors were there, they were just lacking a little bit. Next time I'll use more sweet potato and less potato, more salt and fresh rosemary.