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How to make the VERY BEST Potato or Veggie Mash. (4 mind-blowing flavor variations!) With Keto &amp; AIP options!

How to make the VERY BEST Potato or Veggie Mash. (4 mind-blowing flavor variations!) With Keto & AIP options!

Potatoes aren’t the only thing that can be mashed up! I created for you 4 CRAZY delicious side dishes that can be enjoyed year round. I had a hard time deciding which one I liked best so I have to recommend that you try all 4! And let me say that with all the enthusiasm in the world.. TRY THEM ALL! Seriously!!

Make sure to include one or more at your holiday tables! Your guest will be blown away by the unexpected flavor in each one. Sure mashed potatoes are good made super basic, but adding a little pizazz makes things so much more fun!

You’ll find below 4 recipes! For- Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Cauliflower and Potatoes!

 

Goat Cheese & Honey Sweet Potato Mash with Roasted Grapes

Preheat oven to 375 and place 2 cups of sliced in half grapes on a cookie sheet and toss with 1 tbsp of oil. Bake for about 40 minutes until caramelized. Meanwhile Boil 4 large sweet potatoes or yams until fork tender then remove the skins. Place back into the pot they were cooked in and mash them- mixing in ¼ cup of butter or ghee (to take the flavor up a notch use brown butter) , ½ Tsp of Salt, 4 oz chevre goats cheese, 2 Tbsp of honey and ½ tsp of pepper.  Once fully mixed plate and garnish with the roasted grapes.  Serves 2-3.

 

Shallot Bacon & Sage Butternut Squash Mash

Preheat oven to 375 and place 2 lbs (about 8 cups) of diced butternut squash on 1-2 rimmed cookie trays drizzling with about 3 tbsp of oil.  Roast for 45 minutes. Meanwhile place 5 slices of bacon finely chopped into a skillet with 2 chopped shallots. Saute over medium heat stirring often while the bacon cooks and the shallots caramelize. When the bacon and shallots are almost done stir in ¾ tsp of sage powder, 1 ¼ tsp of salt, and ¾ tsp of black pepper. Cook until fragrant and then remove from heat.  Remove the squash from the oven and pour into a bowl using an immersion blender to puree it. (Or place in a food processor to puree). Then stir in all the contents from the pan including all of the bacon fat. Serves 2. 

 

Pancetta & Rosemary Cauliflower Mash

Place in a sauce pan 2 bags of frozen cauliflowerand water and boil until fork tender. While the cauliflower is cooking add to a skillet ½ cup of pancetta cubes, 1 tsp of crushed rosemary, 2 tbsp of butter or ghee, 1 ½ tsp  of salt, 1 tsp of Garlic Powder, and 1 tsp of onion powder. Saute over low heat till the pancetta is a little bit crispy. Strain the cauliflower and puree it (using an immersion blender or food processor. Then stir in the contents of the skillet. Note: if you want your mash to be thicker you can add either 2-3 Tbsp of Coconut flour or ¼ cup of starch (tapioca, arrowroot or potato starch) and add the mash to a saucepan and heat it up to activate the starch or coconut flour. Serves 2. 

 

Camembert & Garlic Mashed Potatoes 

Place in a pot of boiling water 5 large white potatoes or 10 small potatoes. Boil till fork tender, then remove the skins. Place back in the large pot and mash adding 2 sticks of salted butter or ghee(16 tbsp).  1 Tsp of garlic Powder, 1 ½ tsp of salt, 1 Tsp of ground black pepper, 1 tsp of onion powder, ¾ cup of heavy cream or heavy coconut milk(from a can) and 1- 8.8 oz wheel (or more) of Camembert cheese (the whole thing!). Turn the heat on to medium low until the butter and cheese has melted.  Serves 4. 

 

 

 

Egg Free: yes

Nut Free: yes

Dairy Free: use ghee or coconut milk as needed and omit any cheeses.

Low Carb: The Butternut Squash or Cauli Mash (without the added starch)

Sugar Free: Yes, the Butternut Squash, Potato and cauli mashs. 

Aip Friendly: Yes, the Butternut Squash, Sweet potato or Butternut squash.

21 Day Sugar Detox: yes 

Ketogenic Diet: The Butternut Squash or Cauli Mash (without the added starch)

 

 

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