5 Mashed Sides for Thanksgiving

5 Mashed Sides for Thanksgiving / Katie Workman / themom100.com / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen

This is pretty much how the discussion about which mashed potato dish(es) to serve at Thanksgiving goes in our family.

We need to have everything that we’ve always had, just the way we’ve always had it, but we also need to not have the same old everything or it’s boring.

Also, no one really likes marshmallows on their sweet potatoes, but that’s the way Aunt Sue (rest her soul) always made them, so it’s tradition. But marshmallows have gelatin in them, and then Grannie Annie, Lizzie, and Charlotte, who are vegetarians, can’t eat them, plus, they are the ones who really depend on the sides to make up their meal. So the marshmallows really have to go.

And no one ever really got the whole marshmallows-on-the-sweet-potatoes thing anyway, except for Grannie Annie, who loved them…. when she was a non-vegetarian, and who used to scrape the whole marshmallow layer off of the sweet potatoes, and eat it in the kitchen after the meal and then tell everyone she felt sick, and does anyone want to see if there are good vegan marshmallows?

Now don’t for even one minute think that you’re not having regular mashed potatoes, however the sweet potato issue gets worked out.  Because you are.

And with that, here are some mashed sides you might want to consider.  Also, yes, wine is considered a side dish.

Yes, you still need mashed potatoes on the table, but it's nice to change things up by adding another mashed root vegetable.Click To Tweet


Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

These need no explanation.

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Mashed Yukon and Sweet Potatoes with Sauteed Leeks

great mashed sweet potato recipes

Sweet potatoes and Yukon golds in one dish?  You crazy.

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Rutabaga and Parsnip Puree

Rutabaga and Parsnip Puree / Katie Workman / themom100.com / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen

Now you really crazy.

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Harissa-Spiked Parsnip Puree

Harissa-Spiked Parsnip Puree / Katie Workman / themom100.com / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen

Have you lost your mind?

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

The addition of roasted garlic (which is so freaking easy to make) gives sweet potatoes a very savory twist.

Click here for the recipe.

 

Would you like to read more about Thanksgiving in my family? Because you can. And here is how to kick Thanksgiving’s butt.

5 Mashed Sides for Thanksgiving: Yes, you still need mashed potatoes on the table, but it's nice to change things up by adding another mashed root vegetable

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