Food & Drink

Every Vegetable You Can Mash That Isn't A Potato

Quit hogging all the butter, potatoes!
11/11/2013 09:25am ET | Updated November 14, 2018

Look, don't get nervous -- we still think mashed potatoes are one of the best side dishes on planet earth. But frankly, they're hogging the glory and the butter.

There are tons of great mashed potato alternatives out there, mostly root vegetables but not all of them, that will seriously give your traditional mash a run for its money. Unlike potatoes, mashed vegetables bring their own sweetness and color to the party, which makes for a beautiful presentation and a nice break from the norm. Below some of the best vegetables you can mash that aren't potatoes (and no, sweet potatoes don't count).

1
Cauliflower
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2
Celery Root
James Ransom/Food52
3
Pumpkin
Veg Recipes of India
Get the Kaddu ki Sabzi (Indian Mashed Pumpkin) recipe from Veg Recipes of India
4
Butternut Squash
Adventures in Cooking
Get the Mashed Butternut Squash with Sage & Garlic recipe from Adventures in Cooking
5
Beets & Parsnips
Vanilla & Spice
6
Turnips
Simply Recipes
Get the Creamed Turnips recipe from Simply Recipes
7
Carrots
Fivetdsisters Blog
Get the Carrottes Fouettées recipe from Fivetdsisters Blog
8
Parsnips
Eat Healthy Feel Good
Get the Mashed Parsnips with Creme Fraiche and Chives recipe from Eat Healthy Feel Good
9
Rutabagas
Simply Recipes
10
Apples & Butternut Squash
Flat Art Studio
Get the Apple Squash Mash recipe from Paul Grimes

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