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).