How Do You Mash?!

Updated: Jul 8

This Thanksgiving think about mixing up your mash!

Mashed potatoes are comforting and classic at Thanksgiving, but sometimes we just like to offer up something a bit different. It’s easy enough to switch out vegetables with our simple and easy mashed veggie formula.

Mashed Veggies Formula


3 pounds of root or cruciferous veggies

1/4 cup of butter or olive oil

1/3 - 1/2 cup of broth, milk, cream, half & half, sour cream, or any non-dairy milk

1 teaspoon Pacific Flake Salt

1/2 teaspoon Tellicherry Black Pepper

1-3 teaspoons of spices such as Paprika, Sumac, Za'atar, Garlic, Ancho, ect

Optional: 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs such as mint, chives, ect


1.Peel and dice vegetables.

2.Place in a large saucepan. Add enough water to cover vegetables and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until tender, 15-30 minutes.

3. Drain. Return to pan over low heat. Allow heat to dry out the vegetables for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.

4. Drizzle with oil or melted butter.

5. Heat milk in a small saucepan over low heat until just warm.

6. Mash vegetables until desired texture.

7. Stir in milk, salt, pepper, and spices, Sprinkle with fresh herbs.

Classic Mashed Potatoes!

The ultimate comfort food!

Ancho Sweet Potato Mash

The classic Thanksgiving sweet potato served with sweet additions is delicious, but sweet potatoes are also excellent served as a savory dish!

Za'atar Mashed Turnips

It is believed that turnips were served at the very first Thanksgiving! Their texture is not particularly creamy, so we often add a potato or two in with the turnips.

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed cauliflower is a nice alternative to mashed potatoes. Cauliflower can seem bland, so be sure to season them well. We love them with extra garlic and plenty of salt and pepper.

What do you mash up for Thanksgiving?!


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