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Root Veg Mash

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Root Veg Mash is a super easy, tasty and warming vegetable side dish. And, when you’re cooking for a family, it’s a great way of helping the kids hit their 5-a-day!

Our root veg mash is just the perfect winter warmer food! Delicious served with sausages, casseroles or roast dinners.

Or you can use the mashed root vegetables to top Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie as a twist on regular mashed potatoes.

Best of all our mashed root vegetables recipe is super easy to make! And if there’s one thing we LOVE here, it’s easy food!

What Is Root Mash Made Of?

It’s basically mashed potatoes, mashed together with whatever root vegetables you like. Adding seasoning like salt, pepper or herbs adds some extra flavour.

And mashing with butter makes it just a little extra delicious!

pan full of root veg mash with butter melting into it. Pan is on a wooden board.

Equipment Needed To Make Mashed Root Vegetables

  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable knife
  • Saucepan with a lid
  • Colander
  • Masher

Root Veg Mash Ingredients

You’ll just need your favourite root veggies to make this tasty vegetable side dish!

ingredients for root veg mash in a colander - peeled potatoes, battened carrots, peeled and diced swedes, peeled parsnip and peeled and diced sweet potato. Next to the colander is a cup of milk and knob of butter
  • 500g potatoes – peeled and cut into chunks ready to boil
  • 3 carrots – peeled and chopped into batons
  • 2 parsnips – peeled and chopped into batons
  • 1/2 swede – peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 2 sweet potatoes – peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 2 tbsp milk – you can swap this for cream if you prefer
  • 50g butter – you can swap this for a tbsp of olive oil if you prefer
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper

How To Make Root Veg Mash

You’ll just LOVE how simple our veggie mash is to make, nothing complicated – just great tasting rustic food! It’s a great vegetable side dish.

Step One – prepare and cook the root vegetables

  • Peel and chop all the vegetables.
  • Place them into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Pop the lid on.
  • Bring the pan to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for around 20 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender when you price them with a fork.
  • Once cooked, drain the root veg using the colander, then return them to the saucepan for mashing.

Step Two – mash up the root vegetable mash

  • Pour the milk into the pan with the drained vegetables and add the butter.
  • Season well with salt and cracked black pepper.
peeled and chopped root vegetables in a saucepan covered in cold water ready to cook
  • Using a masher, mash all the veggies together to a lovely buttery pulp.
  • Then serve the veg, swede and potato mash with your favourite meal.
pan full of root veg mash with butter melting into it. Pan is on a wooden board.

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What Root Vegetables Can You Put In Root Veg Mash?

Well… you can add whichever ones you like! It’s your mash, put in the things you like to eat!

Great veggies for veggie mash include…

  • Potatoes
  • Swede
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Celeriac
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Turnips
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Yams

What To Serve With Root Veg Mash?

Our delicious root veg mash recipe goes great with any of the following…

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pan full of root veg mash with butter melting into it. Pan is on a wooden board.

Root Veg Mash

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Super simple root vegetable mash, delicious with sausages, casseroles and pie.

Ingredients

  • 500g potatoes - peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 3 carrots - peeled and sliced
  • 2 parsnips - peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 swede - peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 2 sweet potatoes - peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 50g butter
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop all the vegetables.
  2. Place them into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Pop the lid on.
  3. Bring the pan to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for around 20 minutes or until all the vegetables are tender when you price them with a fork.
  4. Once cooked, drain the root veg using the colander, then return them to the saucepan for mashing.
  5. Pour the milk into the pan with the drained vegetables and add the butter.
  6. Season well with salt and cracked black pepper.
  7. Using a masher, mash all the veggies together to a lovely buttery pulp.
  8. Then serve the veg, swede and potato mash with your favourite meal.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 8gSugar: 10gProtein: 6g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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