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Make room for both mashed and sweet potatoes with these recipes

No need to choose between mashed or sweet. Make room for both. Recipes include sweet potato gratin and, of course, traditional spuds.

  • Recipe: Thelma Moore's sweet potato soufflé

    Recipe: Thelma Moore's sweet potato soufflé

      Thelma Moore's sweet potato soufflé Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Shared by Thelma's daughter, Valerie. She uses drained canned sweet potatoes. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, we want photographic...

  • Recipe: Roast hedgehog potatoes

    Recipe: Roast hedgehog potatoes

      Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: These small potatoes are sliced crosswise like hard-boiled eggs, but without quite cutting them apart, so they fan out in a hot oven. Any egg-sized potato will do. For fat you can choose olive oil, butter or leftover drippings from a previous...

  • Recipe: Brown butter mashed potatoes with fried sage

    Recipe: Brown butter mashed potatoes with fried sage

      Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: This recipe can be mostly prepared a day in advance. 3 pounds baking potatoes, scrubbed, skin on, cut into 1-inch chunks 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 24 fresh sage leaves 1 cup whole milk 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1/2...

  • Choosing sides? Why not have both?

    Choosing sides? Why not have both?

    You need mashed potatoes, creamy and soulful, to soak up the gravy -- and sweet potatoes, because they taste both so different and so good with the turkey.

  • Recipes: Creamy mashed potatoes

    Recipes: Creamy mashed potatoes

    Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 10 to 12 4 pounds Yukon gold or russet potatoes Sea salt to taste 3/4 cup whole milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, cut up Freshly ground white pepper to taste 1. Peel the potatoesand cut into chunks. Place in a large pot and add...

  • Recipe: Spiced sweet potato puree

    Recipe: Spiced sweet potato puree

      Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Servings: 10 to 12 Note: From Daniel Boulud 1 (1 1/2 -inch) cinnamon stick 3 whole allspice 3 whole cloves 1 star anise 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 sprig fresh thyme 1 small bay leaf 1 (1- by 2-inch) piece of orange peel 1/2 medium butternut squash, cut in half...

  • Recipe: Potato gratin forestiere

    Recipe: Potato gratin forestiere

      Total time: 1 hour, 50 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: From "Daniel Boulud's Cafe Boulud Cookbook," by Daniel Boulud and Dorie Greenspan 1 pound assorted wild mushrooms, separated by variety, cleaned, trimmed and sliced 2 tablespoons (approximately) unsalted butter, divided Salt Freshly ground...

  • Recipe: Sweet potato gratin

    Recipe: Sweet potato gratin

    Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Servings: 10 to 12 2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter 4 pounds sweet potatoes Salt, freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1. Generously butter a 2-quart gratin dish and set aside. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. 2....

  • Recipe: Sweet potato puree with hazelnut souffle top

    Recipe: Sweet potato puree with hazelnut souffle top

      Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Servings: 6 Note: From Russ Parsons. You can use either the dark-skinned sweet potatoes commonly referred to as yams, or the lighter-skinned type. 1 (1-pound) sweet potato Butter for lining the ramekins 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons grated...

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