Crazy Cooking Challenge: Carrot Mashed Potatoes

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Photobucket It’s time again for the Crazy Cooking Challenge. This month we are looking for the Ultimate Mashed Potato recipe.

I chose these delicious Garlic Carrot Potatoes from The Purposed Heart. I have to confess that I did change one thing from the original recipe. I added shredded cheese so my daughter would think the carrots were cheese and actually eat the mashed potatoes. I know, scandalous! It worked and these turned out very good! Great way to eat more veggies!

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Carrot Mashed Potatoes

Carrot Mashed Potatoes


  • 1-1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced (about 6 medium sized)
  • 1-1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and diced (about 9 medium sized)
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place potatoes, carrots, and garlic in a medium-sized saucepan and cover with plenty of water. Bring water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook until vegetables are tender and can be easily mashed, about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Drain the water.
  4. Add butter, salt, and pepper and mix well with an electric mixer or potato masher.
  5. Add in the milk to desired consistency.
  6. Stir in cheese just before serving (to hide the carrots from picky eaters).

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  • Casey

    I grew up eating mashed potatoes and carrots. They bring back the most wonderful memories. I had to come over and take a peek.

  • Casey

    That last comment came out on someone else’s address. I can’t imagine what I did to make it happen. Sorry. I guess, I owe an apology to ever has that blog.

  • Lisa~~

    Sounds delicious and looks beautiful.

    If you haven’t already I’d love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry Aloo Tikki

    Cook Lisa Cook

  • D @ The Shady Porch

    Visiting from the Challenge #63 – These look (great photos) and sound delicious.

  • Miz Helen

    I just love the addition of the Carrots to your recipe. Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day.
    Miz Helen

  • SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen

    Great idea! Love the carrots in with the potatoes — we’ve done broccoli & potatoes before so I’m sure carrots & potatoes are as fantastic as they look.

  • Teri@ The Freshman Cook

    Great idea with the carrots. These sure are fluffy and pretty potatoes. Looks like a great recipe!

  • Jennifer

    Yummy! Carrots are a great addition and the cheese too!

    Jen #14

  • Rohit Raj

    Yummy! recipe i like to eat!