By Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN
Mashed vegetables are a staple at the holiday table, sweet or regular potatoes, butternut squash and others. Classic holiday potatoes get a bad wrap for being laden with calories and fat; however, small upgrades to classic recipes like this one can help to make a typical mashed potato recipe much healthier and lower in calories, while still maintaining delicious flavor.
These turnips were extremely easy to make, were relatively low maintenance, and this same recipe could be used with any vegetable you can mash including cauliflower, butternut squash, carrots, potatoes and more. The key is taste-testing the recipe as you go to ensure that it’s tasty and palatable. Don’t be afraid to add more spices, a little Himalayan salt, or maybe even a dash of olive oil to add more flavor.
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Note: The nutrition facts are based off 4 small servings.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes
Trans Fat: 3g