Root Vegetable Mash

delicious Thanksgiving side dish
Delicious Thanksgiving side dish
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8 Potatoes medium, Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
6 Parsnip medium, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Celery root large, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
3 cups Chicken broth
2 ½ tsp Salt divided
⅔ cup Milk 2%
2 tsp Garlic powder
½ tsp Black pepper

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Root Vegetable Mash


Looking for a delicious and healthy side for your Thanksgiving feast? Give this easy Root Vegetable Mash recipe a try. Mashed potatoes are an essential side dish for any holiday meal. This recipe with Yukon Gold potatoes, celery roots, and parsnips takes the beloved side dish up a notch, adding the subtly sweet and earthy flavors. Cooked in chicken broth until tender and then mashed with the addition of warmed milk, garlic powder and black pepper, this is a crowd-pleaser.

To start, put the potatoes, celery roots, and parsnips in a Dutch oven. Barely cover with chicken broth and cold water. Add salt. Simmer, covered, until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain well, and transfer the vegetables to a large bowl. In a saucepan, combine the milk, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt and gently heat. Mash the vegetables, gradually adding the heated milk until the desired consistency. Taste and adjust for salt. Serve with your gravy or melted butter and extra grinds of black pepper.

To make the Root Vegetable Mash, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Root Vegetable Mash


Combine potatoes, parsnips, celery roots, broth and salt


In a Dutch oven, combine the chopped potatoes, parsnips, celery roots, 3 cups chicken broth, and 2 teaspoons salt. Add water to barely cover the vegetables.




Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.


Heat milk


In a small saucepan, combine ⅔ cup milk, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, ½ teaspoon pepper, and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt and gently heat, but don't allow to boil.


Mash vegetables


Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked vegetables to a large bowl, reserving the cooking liquid. Mash the vegetables, gradually adding the heated milk and the reserved cooking liquid to reach the desired consistency. Taste and adjust salt if needed.



Serve with gravy or melted butter and a sprinkle of black pepper

Give the essential Thanksgiving side dish a new spin with this easy and delicious recipe for Root Vegetable Mash. Flavorful and easy to make, this is a sure crowd-pleaser. Give this recipe a try, and enjoy the delicious flavors!

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