Cauliflower Parsnip Mash with Roasted Garlic
“A few years ago, we made a cauliflower mashed potato recipe that was a huge hit for the holidays. Well, we’re hosting Thanksgiving this year and I decided I wanted to try something even crazier and completely take the potatoes out of the mashed potatoes. Jack considers himself a mashed potato purist, and he loved this, so I’m sure you will too.
I love the nutty and complex flavors that parsnips bring. Roasted garlic and a little olive oil are all you need to give this the extra richness that will make this decidedly healthy dish taste the right amount of unhealthy. You might not fool people into thinking that they’re eating potatoes, but they’ll appreciate (or at least you’ll appreciate) that they (you) didn’t just eat a side dish with a pound of butter and a pile of sour cream.”
We all know that Thanksgiving dinner is calorie-laden, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re willing to buck tradition, you can have a healthy and delicious Thanksgiving dinner! And one of the first places to start is by swapping out your mashed potatoes with this fabulous cauliflower and parsnip mash. It’s delicious, it’s healthy, and it just may become your new Thanksgiving side dish tradition.