Root Veggie Mash with Butternut Squash
An easy rustic side dish for the holidays or anytime that uses up lots of your garden vegetables!
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 1 large parsnip
- 1 rutabaga or sub 2 turnips
- 2 medium yellow onions
- 3 carrots
- 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
- 1 tsp dried thyme more or less to taste
- 1/2 tsp salt to taste, more if you used unsalted butter
- 1/4 tsp black pepper to taste
Peel the butternut squash, parsnip, rutabaga (or turnips), and carrots. Slice carrots and parsnips and onions into 1/4" pieces. Chop onion slices again in opposite direction into 1/2" pieces. Chop butternut squash and rutabaga (or turnips) into 1/2"- 1" pieces. Add to large pot and cover well with water. Bring to boil and boil for +/- 15 minutes until all vegetables are soft enough to mash.
Drain vegetables (reserving the liquid for use in other soups/stews later). Add back to pot. Add butter, thyme, salt and pepper to taste and mash to your preferred consistency and serve!