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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

  • Simply Recipes

    Celery Root Mash

    Celery root actually sweetens when you cook it, making this mash one that won't have a bite. It's thick, creamy, and all types of wonderful when thrown together with a little milk and butter.

    Get the recipe: Simply Recipes

  • 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

  • Soup Addict

    Roasted Carrot Mash with Tarragon

    Roast carrots and shallots together to caramelize slightly before you puree them for a nutty flavor with a hint of sweetness.

    Get the recipe: Soup Addict

  • Perry's Plate

    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

  • Skinny Fitalicious

    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

  • Fashion Edible

    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