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Is there any food that screams "comfort food!" louder than a plate of sausages with creamy mash? Check out the recipe for our current family favourite: sausages, creamy potato and sweet potato mash with green veg.

Creamy Potato and Sweet Potato Mash, Greens & Sausages

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword mash, sausages
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people


For the potato & sweet potato mash

  • 8 Maris Piper potatoes 1.2 kg
  • 1 large sweet potato 300g
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 150 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • salt and pepper
  • a sprinkle freshly grated nutmeg
  • fresh parsley to garnish

8 sausages

For the green beans

  • 100 g fine beans
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt & pepper

100g Tenderstem broccoli

optional: gravy


  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil.
  2. Peel and wash the potatoes and cut them into chunks.
  3. Add the potatoes and sweet potatoes to the pan and cook for about 15 mins or until soft.
  4. In the meantime, place the sausages on a baking tray in the middle of the oven (190ºC / gas mark 5) and cook for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally.
  5. Steam the green beans for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Drain the potatoes, then return to the pan. Add in the butter and the milk and mash using a potato masher until smooth and creamy. Season to taste, cover and set aside.
  7. Steam the Tenderstem broccoli for 3-5 minutes and sauté the green beans in the melted butter and garlic for a couple of minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy.