Oil-free Mashed Root Veggies – Healthier Mashed Potatoes

Oil-free Mashed Root Veggies #glutenfree #vegan #Thanksgiving #paleo #dairyfree #healthythanksgivingMashed root vegetables seasoned with a touch of dill, pepper and salt. Simple, delicious and hearty.

You need to have this dish on your Thanksgiving table this year.

Yes, yes you do.

Since I’m Canadian and couldn’t use Thanksgiving as an excuse to make this veggie mash, Kevin and I planned a get together with our friends last weekend where I served up this mash, along with a big sirloin beef roast. It was epic!

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Oil-free Mashed Root Veggies #glutenfree #vegan #Thanksgiving #paleo #dairyfree #healthythanksgiving

Recipe from Seasonal Comfort Food Cookbook by Sonnet Lauberth

5.0 from 2 reviews
Oil-free Root Veggie Mash
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 6
Mashed root vegetables seasoned with a touch of dill, pepper and salt. Simple, delicious and hearty.
  • 1 large sweet potato, chopped
  • 2 parsnips, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. Add vegetables to a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  2. Drain water and reserve at least 1 cup of liquid.
  3. Mash vegetables adding a splash of water as needed. I used about ¼ cup of the reserved cooking liquid. Add dill, salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Serve hot.

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Oil-free Mashed Root Veggies #glutenfree #vegan #Thanksgiving #paleo #dairyfree #healthythanksgiving

At first I thought that maybe the mash would need oil (I’ve never made mashed potatoes without oil), but the combination of starchy veggies and dill, make this mash light and refreshing with just the perfect balance of comfort.

The recipe is perfect, just as it is.

Oil-free Mashed Root Veggies #glutenfree #vegan #Thanksgiving #paleo #dairyfree #healthythanksgivingWhat recipes are you planning to share with your family this Thanksgiving?

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  1. You can add a clove or two of garlic for your health – it is anti cancer among other things. I have done mashed potato this way too and you don’t miss the butter.

  2. Leanne, I made these on Saturday night for my husband I. We both LOVED them! They had a very creamy consistency and I didn’t have to worry about dairy or any of my other allergies!! Thanks so much for sharing this very delicious recipe :) He’s going to have the leftovers tonight for dinner.

  3. I’m making a rutabega version of mashed potatoes as I write this comment! I LOVE seeing all the variations of root veggie mashes this time of year. Can’t wait to try yours, Leanne!

  4. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the great shout out! Love the photos and seeing how this turned out for you! :)

  5. This sounds like something I need to make Marty, STAT. I think Eastern European bodies are stuck together with root vegetables to begin with… need to top up the reserves!

  6. I love mashed veggies and potato totally isn’t the only one you can mash. They’re so warming and filling and I love them so much that they don’t even taste like healthy food, they’re just delicious. I love the lighting in your first photo, Leanne, it’s really warming and comforting.

    • I’m with you – it’s ultra comfort food! Thanks, Nikki! I tried a new strategy with the lighting in this post. So happy that you noticed!