Marbled Mashed Potatoes

Marbled Mashed Potatoes 5

What kind of potatoes do you make for Thanksgiving? We usually make regular, plain old potatoes. And I love them. Don’t get me wrong. I will never turn away “plain old mashed potatoes.” Not even boxed ones. However I am also a fan of fancy pants potatoes. We made these gorgonzola ones a few months ago and they are my go to mashed potato. They are great because you don’t even have to peel them. You just put them in boiling water, drain them, add cheese and mash. Easy and delicious.  But it is Thanksgiving and I want to do something  really special. Enter marbled mashed potatoes.


You have three options with these potatoes. 1. you can make a full batch of roasted garlic mashed potatoes. 2. you can make a full batch of sweet potaotes. 3. you can combine the two. #3 gets my vote. If you want to make a full batch of option 1 or 2 then double the recipe. I really suggest making both and combining them though. If you have any controversy in your family over what kind of potatoes to make, then this is your answer. Each recipe is easy and delicious and they look really beautiful together. I’ve never seen them made this way, but it really works. Whatever you do, don’t be lazy and skip the roasted garlic. The roasted garlic is key! This is a great recipe for Thanksgiving!! I hope your family enjoys them as much as we did!

Here is what you’ll need

Peel and cube the potatoes. Keep them separate.

To the cooked sweet potatoes add all the extra goodness

Same with the white potatoes

This will make a fantastic Thanksgiving side dish!

This will make a fantastic Thanksgiving side dish!


Marbled Mashed Potatoes 5

Marbled Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish


White Potatoes

  • 2 lb yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 2/3  of a stick of butter
  • salt
  • pepper

Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • stick of butter
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Peel and cube all of the potatoes but keep them seperated.
  • Put the potatoes in 2 different pots and cover with water.
  • Place over medium high heat.
  • Add a sprig of thyme to the white potatoes.
  • Let boil for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Drain the water from each pot but keep the potatoes separate.
  • Remove the thyme sprig.
  • To the white potatoes add the butter, roasted garlic, and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Mash until few lumps remain.
  • To the sweet potatoes add maple syrup, butter, and goat cheese and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Mash until few lumps remain.
  • Transfer both potatoes to a serving dish and fold together.
  • Fold gently so that you can see swirls of white and orange.
  • Serve immediately.


To roast the garlic put the peeled garlic in a foil pouch with a drizzle of olive oil and cook in the oven for 40 minutes on 350. The garlic should be dark and gooey.
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