Root Vegetable Mash: Parsnip Turnip Potato Mash, Swirled with Carrot & Sweet Potato Mash!
Upgrade your old-school mashed potatoes and try this wholesome root vegetable mash at Thanksgiving! Adding root vegetables like parsnips, rutabaga, and carrots to the mix makes this mash extra nutritious AND colorful.
Plus, this marbled mash pairs sweeter AND savory varieties together for a fun flavor twist! Personally, I LOVE butter in my mashed potatoes, but if you aren’t a fan you can skip it. Or, nix the butter if you’re wanting this to be a vegan root vegetable mash!
With or without butter, this dish tastes like a fancier, ultra-comforting batch of mashed potatoes—perfect for a holiday meal. And, there are loads of different winter root vegetables that you can try out in your own root vegetable mash! Trust me, they’re all bound to be delicious!
(For a paleo root vegetable mash, simply ditch the russet potatoes and use more parsnips, turnips, and rutabagas instead!)
A Nutritious Twist on an Easy Thanksgiving Side Dish: How to Marble Your Mash
Of course, the taste of this root vegetable mash is sure to please. But, most impressive to your guests will definitely be that eye-catching swirl of festive colors! And, thanks to the natural color differences of the veggies in this root vegetable mash recipe, that marbled effect is really simple to create.
The key is to prepare your parsnip turnip potato mash separately from the carrot and sweet potato mash. Then, simply swirl your white and orange mashes together, and you’ve got one gorgeous marbled root vegetable mash!
To make my swirl, I simply arranged dollops of my white and orange mashes (alternating colors) in a spiral inside of my serving dish. And, using the back of my spoon as a tool, I gently smoothed out the dollops into an even layer of fun, swirled color.
But, be careful not to swirl too aggressively or mix too much—your root vegetable mash may end up all one color instead of marbled! Be patient and have fun with it!
Have a happy & healthy holiday season:
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