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Patchwork Potatoes

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45 Min

Need a good holiday go-along for your Thanksgiving feast or Christmas dinner? The eye-catching checkerboard pattern of our tasty Patchwork Potato side dish, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Your company will enjoy a choice of their favorite potatoes: dill mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes.

What You'll Need

  • 4 cups warm mashed potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (29-ounce) cans yams or sweet potatoes, drained
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine mashed potatoes, 2 tablespoons melted butter, the dill, and pepper; mix well and set aside.
  3. In another medium bowl, mash yams then add lemon peel and remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter; mix well.
  4. Spoon five equal-sized scoops yam mixture into prepared baking dish, placing one scoop in each corner and one scoop in center. Using a spoon, shape each scoop into a square.Place mashed potato mixture in the four empty squares, dividing mixture equally. Pat down evenly to fill any gaps, forming a checkerboard pattern.
  5. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until heated through.


If you have a potato with green patches, cut them off, as they have been exposed too long to direct lighting and will have a slightly bitter taste. The rest of the potato will taste fine. Did you know that potatoes are still alive when they are picked, so they should be kept in a cool area, away from light to help prevent spoiling?

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 9

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 305
  • Calories from Fat 50
  • Total Fat 5.6g 9 %
  • Saturated Fat 3.4g 17 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 5.5g 11 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 14mg 5 %
  • Sodium 204mg 9 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 60g 20 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18 %
  • Sugars 11g 0 %

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I used Idahoian Butter & Herbs instant pkgs. added minced fresh rosemary as well as the dill. This is a great recipe and not difficult.


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