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10 Ways to Make Healthy Mashed Potatoes
Running in a Skirt
Parmesan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
When steamed and blended, cauliflower....mashed potatoes...who can tell them apart? With Parmesan and garlic thrown into the mix, we bet if you keep your lips zipped your crowd won't even be able to tell the difference.
Get the recipe: Running in a Skirt
Making It Milk-Free
Mashed Sweet Potato Bake
If you just can't part with potatoes, opt for sweet potatoes to get in vitamins A and C, plus the fiber white potatoes are missing. This recipe will please both sweet and savory fans—without causing a food coma minutes later.
Get the recipe: Making It Milk-Free
Mashed Root Vegetables with Bacon Vinaigrette
Not sure if you buy the whole mashed veggie trend? Bacon will help. Throw together whatever root vegetables you have in your kitchen. Drizzle them with a homemade vinaigrette that you've whipped up with bacon, mustard seeds, and a hint of brown sugar or honey. You'll be desperately looking for more veggies to mash up. Yum.
Get the recipe: Perry's Plate
The Kitchen Snob
Mashed Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and Garlic
Butternut squash is basically becoming the pumpkin spice latte of the vegetable world (though since it has seeds, it's technically a fruit!). Serve a serious side of vitamin A, potassium, and magnesium by roasting yours until you can mash it with a fork. Mix it up with cream or milk and another fall favorite: cinnamon.
Get the recipe: The Kitchen Snob
Parsnip Carrot Mash
Impress your Whole 30, Paleo-loving, gluten-free (you get the gist) gal pals even if you're not sipping the same green juice they are. Parsnips and carrots provide the base to this side that you can feel good about bringing to your annual Friendsgiving.
Get the recipe: Skinny Fitalicious
Confessions of a Northern Belle
Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes or bust? No problem! There's a simple swap you can make to lighten the calorie load. Just swap in almond milk instead of the heavy cream so that all can enjoy—even the lactose-intolerant folks.
Get the recipe: Confessions of a Northern Belle
Things I Made Today
Mashed Turnips with Goat Cheese and Leeks
The next time you take home some turnips from your neighborhood farm share, you won't have to scratch your head, totally stumped on what to do with them. Mash them with leeks, garlic, and goat cheese for a dish that will transform the way you see this veggie. (We know—you thought turnips were only for the over-55 crowd.)
Get the recipe: Things I Made Today
Mashed Purple Potatoes with Whipped Goat Cheese
Purple potatoes are not only pretty, they pack some huge health benefits—like helping to lower your blood pressure and serving up an extra helping of antioxidants. Combine them with carrots for a superfood side that tastes really, really good with some goat cheese on top. (OK, doesn't everything?)
Get the recipe: Fashion Edible