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Carrot & sweet potato mash

Carrot & sweet potato mash

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Pair this comforting mash with a warming casserole for a match made in heaven

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories206
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre6g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.29g
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Ingredients

  • 500g carrots, chopped

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 500g sweet potatoes, chopped

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 3 garlic cloves, bashed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 25g butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

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Method

  1. Put the carrots, sweet potatoes and garlic in a large pan of salted water, bring to the boil, then cook for 12 mins. Add cumin seeds, butter and seasoning, roughly mash, then serve immediately.

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Comments (10)

Pee's picture
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Yum! Served this with lamb shanks braised in red wine. Utterly delicious! I could happily eat a bowl of this by itself!

jeramy01's picture
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Great simple dish. If you don't like cumin use coriander. Use one garlic clove finely chopped and melt it in the butter before adding to the mash.

chefbf's picture

I used half a swede instead of sweet potato as had to use it up and worked nicely. Will defiantly try with sweet potato as well though as I'm sure it will taste sweeter. Only had cumin spice instead of seeds but again worked well. Had this on a Sunday roast to squeeze in more vegetables but would also work as a healthy substitute to mash.

minimum68's picture

do you not need to drain the water before mashing?

susieonecooking's picture

Just cooked sweet potato for the first time and served it with salmon and brocolli.
Need to cut potato into normal roast size chunks and carrots in to bite size pieces as take longer to cook. As there was only 2 of us eating we will have the rest tomorrow with rack of lamb but think it would also make a really tasty soup. Cumin seeds add that extra interest dimension.

capnhef's picture
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A great alternative to mash. We had this with steak pies to try and make the meal a bit heathier and it was lovely! The cumin seeds really make this dish. So easy too.

helenjohn's picture
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easily prepared and very tasty

fayfumbs's picture
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Mmmmm! a lovely side dish served with salmon and greens

georger's picture
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Very simple and tasty

yeebot's picture
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Really, really tasty! Makes a great alternative to your regular potato mash.

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