Easy Holiday Mash

Serves 10


… 4 pounds potatoes, sweet potatoes, celery root, parsnips or carrots, peeled and cubed
… 1/4 cup unsalted butter
… 1 cup milk, kept hot
… Salt and pepper, to taste
… Fresh herbs or chopped scallions, for garnish (optional)


  1. Place potatoes or other vegetables into a large pot of cold salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, and simmer (bubble) for 15 to 20 minutes, until fork tender (soft). Drain.
  2. In a large pot, mash potatoes using a potato masher or fork. Fold in milk and butter until mixed. Season with salt and pepper.

Tip: You can use plant-based milk and olive oil to make this vegan.

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