Sweet Potato and Swede Mash

We all love sweet potatoes, their wonderful flavour and creamy texture pair well with almost anything. Swede is another matter. However, cooking transforms swede and combining it with sweet potatoes in a creamy mash truly makes swede shine.

Why eat it you might ask? Well, swede is incredibly nutritious and very low in calories. It is however high in antioxidants, vitamins A and C and a number of minerals.



  • 500 g/ 1 large Swede
  • 800/ 2 medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme leaves only
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • salt to taste


  • Peel both sweet potatoes and swede and cube them.
  • Cut swede in smaller chunks than sweet potatoes as it takes longer to cook.
  • Boil both vegetables in the same pot together with 1 tsp of fresh thyme leaves for 15 minutes until fork tender.
  • Mash with a potato masher until smooth, add butter, chopped parsley and salt to taste and stir to combine.
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