Three Delicious Mashed Potato Alternatives

Three Delicious Mashed Potato Alternatives

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Serves

2 people

Sometimes, you just want to switch it up. That’s why I want to show you three different recipes you can do using rutabaga, sweet potato and cauliflower to make the perfect mash.

I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how much flavor and creamy texture each of these mashed potato alternatives bring to the table!

Want to see how it’s done? Watch the how-to video here!

Ingredients

For the Cauliflower Mash

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/3 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish

For the Rutabaga Mash

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large rutabagas, peeled and cut into large cubes
  • 1/3 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pat of butter, for garnish

For the Sweet Potato Mash

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
  • 1/3 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
  • Chopped, salted, roasted pecans for garnish

Preparation

For the Cauliflower Mash

  • 1 Place a pot of water on the stove, add ½ cup of water and place a steamer basket on top.
  • 2 Place the cauliflower florets on the steamer basket, cover with lid and steam for 10-15 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender (almost falling apart).
  • 3 Scoop the cauliflower into a colander and press as much liquid out as possible. Dump the water and steamer basket and replace the strained cauliflower into the pot.
  • 4 Add the butter and heavy cream and mash with a masher until smooth. Turn the heat on to low if you need help melting the butter.
  • 5 Add the parmesan cheese and stir until combined. Place in a bowl and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

For the Rutabaga Mash

  • 1 In an InstantPot, add a cup of water, then place the basket insert in the bottom, followed by the rutabaga.
  • 2 Place the top and seal. Set to steam for 10 minutes. Force the steam release valve after it finishes steaming.
  • 3 Scoop out the rutabaga and place in a pot set to low heat.
  • 4 Add the butter, heavy cream and salt and pepper and mash until smooth.
  • 5 Serve immediately in a bowl, topped with a pat of butter.

For the Sweet Potato Mash

  • 1 In an InstantPot, place the rack on the bottom, then the water and place the sweet potatoes on top.
  • 2 Close and seal, then set to steam for 10 minutes. Once it finishes cooking, force the steam release valve.
  • 3 Remove the sweet potatoes and place in a pot, set to low heat.
  • 4 Add the butter and heavy cream, salt and pepper and thyme, if you’re using. Mash until smooth.
  • 5 Place into a bowl, garnish with chopped pecans and serve immediately.

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