Carrot & sweet potato mash

Carrot & sweet potato mash

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal206
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre6g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.29g
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  • 500g carrots, chopped



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

  • 500g sweet potatoes, chopped
    Sweet potatoes

    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



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

  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…


  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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24th Apr, 2019
A tasty side dish. I'd recommend cooking the carrots for ten minutes before adding the sweet potatoes for another ten minutes otherwise it's too hard to mash. I didn't have any cumin seeds but it tasted fine.
13th Oct, 2017
Looks and tastes lovely. Had to toast a 2nd lot of cumin seeds because the 1st batch got burnt. (Set a timer, and keep watch!!).
1st Oct, 2016
I agree with the person who said this was the worse written recipe on this site. 1. I drained the potatoes and garlic. 2. After roasting the cumin seeds I then bashed then into a powder (don't know if cumin powder would be the same as roasting does give a bit more flavour) Lovely recipe but I am a fairly experienced cook so knew how to adapt I am concerned that a newbie might through butter and cumin seed into a potful of undrained potatoes and end up with an awful mess.
25th Sep, 2016
Didn't use carrot; thought mash would be sweet enough. Garlic powder just as good as crushed garlic (if you're not a fan of strong garlic flavour). Wouldn't recommend using anything but cumin as this spice really complements the sweet potato (tried ground coriander as suggested by another contributor but it tasted too dull and just wasn't the same). Excellent side to have with the sausage and bean casserole recipe on this website.
18th Sep, 2016
Delicious, just on point!
23rd Aug, 2016
I usually find sweet potato mash too sweet but really enjoy this recipe and make it regularly with oven baked salmon marinated in pomegranate molasses, soy and olive oil and steamed green veg. My 17m old always eats it.
5th Mar, 2016
This is the most badly written recipe that I've found on this website. Once I drained the veg, I wasn't sure if the garlic should be left in or removed so I removed it. Next time I might try finely chopping it and adding it after draining, as someone else has suggested. Very tasty though, and now one of my favourite ways to eat carrots. I used ground cardamom as it was all I had.
3rd Mar, 2016
It will only let me see the first step? how do i see the rest? thanks
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29th Mar, 2015
Yum! Served this with lamb shanks braised in red wine. Utterly delicious! I could happily eat a bowl of this by itself!
22nd Feb, 2014
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.


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Gord Smith
9th Apr, 2019
Were is the recipe? All I can see is the ingredients shipping list.
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11th Apr, 2019
The recipe is under Method if you're looking on a mobile phone you need to switch to the Method tab by clicking on it. We hope this helps.
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12th Mar, 2016
I expect it is, but could someone confirm if this is OK for freezing?
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20th May, 2016
Thanks for getting in touch. Yes, you can freeze this. It will keep for 3 months.
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