Root vegetable mash

Root vegetable mash

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Mash doesn't have to be all about potatoes. This superhealthy side adds swede and carrots to the mix for a veggie treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal171
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre5g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g


  • 2 large baking potatoes, cut into chunks
  • ½ swede, cut into chunks
    Two slices of swede



    A member of the cabbage family, the swede is often confused with the turnip, though they look…

  • 3 carrots, diced



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 25g unsalted butter


  1. Place the potatoes, swede and carrots in a large pan of salted water. Bring to the boil and cook for 20-25 mins until tender. Drain and mash with a potato masher. Add the butter and a generous amount of seasoning.

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glennsharpe's picture
10th Oct, 2011
This is really tasty! Highly recommend!
28th Mar, 2011
I made this for Sunday dinner and it was delicious! Even my husband enjoyed it and he doesn't like vegetables. We had it this time with roast pork but I'm thinking that it will be wonderful with our Thanksgiving turkey later this year. I'm not sure what a swede is but I'm thinking it's like a turnip, so I substituted the largest turnip I could find.
19th Feb, 2020
does this count as one of your 5 a day?
CassieBest's picture
23rd Feb, 2020
Hi Elle1565, You need to eat 85g of a vegetable for it to count, if you weigh the carrot and swede before cooking you should be able to work this out (potato doesn't count towards your 5-a-day intake.) I hope this helps, Cassie (Senior Food Editor, BBC Good Food)
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