Regular mashed potatoes are good but sometimes it’s nice to liven up your side dishes. Horseradish Vegetable Mash a perfectly delicious way to do just that. To make this zesty, autumn-inspired side, a combination of butternut squash, cauliflower, carrots, and apples are slowly roasted until tender and caramelized. Next, the vegetables (and fruit) are pureed until smooth along with a splash milk for creaminess, and a sprinkle of fresh horseradish for some spice. Before you know it, this simple and scrumptious mash is ready to enjoy. Also, if you want to share the tastiness with more people, you can easily double or quadruple the recipe.
Horseradish Vegetable Mash
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4 ounces butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced (about 3/4 cup once diced)
4 ounces cauliflower florets (about 1/8 of a head of cauliflower)
1.5 ounces carrot, peeled and chopped (about 1/2 of a small carrot)
4 ounces apple, peeled and chopped (about 1/2 of an apple)
1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
1/4 cup unsweetened original almond milk (like the kind by Silk)
1 inch piece of fresh horseradish, peeled
Salt & Pepper
1-2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with a layer of olive oil spray. Add squash, cauliflower, carrot, and apple to baking sheet , then drizzle with oil. Season vegetables with salt and pepper, and stir to combine (a sturdy rubber spatula works well for stirring without ripping the foil).
2. Place baking sheet in oven and roast for 20 minutes. Remove vegetables, stir, then return to oven. Continue to roast 12-15 minutes more, or until vegetables are fork tender and golden around the edges.
3. Scoop vegetables into a tall mixing bowl (the higher sides are useful when using an immersion blender). Add milk to mixing bowl, and use an immersion blender to puree until smooth (or until mash reaches desired consistency). If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can also use a small food processor blender.
4. Use a microplane or small handheld grater to grate horseradish directly into mash. Start out with a small amount (about 1 teaspoon), then adjust according to taste (you won’t need the entire piece). Stir to combine.
5. Stir in green onions and taste for seasoning. Add more salt or pepper, if necessary. Scoop into serving bowl & enjoy!
Nutrition Information--approximately 208 calories per serving