Mashed Potatoes & Carrots

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There are many things you can add to mashed potatoes if we were running low on spuds, such as carrots, or even turnips. The bits of carrot stay a little firmer than the potatoes, so you get little pops of sweetness in every bite.


  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 pound carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons half-and-half or milk
  • 1 medium green onion, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine potatoes and carrots in a pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Mash potatoes and carrots with butter, half-and-half, green onion, salt, and pepper until desired consistency.