Carrot mashed potatoes

Carrot Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This comfort food recipe for carrot mashed potatoes adds some sweet carrot flavor to traditional mashed potatoes and lightens them up!


  • 4 Yukon Gold  potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  1. Put the potatoes and carrots in a medium pot and cover with water. Add a nice large pinch of sea salt.
  2. Bring the water to a boil, turn it down to a good simmer and let the veggies cook until they are tender, about 20 minutes (a paring knife should slide easily into both the potatoes and the carrots). Drain and pop them back in the pot.
  3. Warm the milk for 15 seconds in the microwave.
  4. Mash the veggies with a potato masher or ricer. Add the butter and mash again.  Add the milk and mash on more time (you can add more milk if you like them looser).
  5. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed, and then serve them up!


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