I don’t know about you, but I simply could not imagine Thanksgiving day without all of the wonderful side dishes! Don’t get me wrong, the turkey is definitely the star of the show, but it simply wouldn’t be a ‘feast’ without all the wonderful co-stars! Mashed potatoes are a classic side to serve with Thanksgiving dinner, however, what if I told you that you could whip up a much lighter and healthier version of these spuds without loosing any of the rich and creamy taste? It’s possible, with the help of 2 special ingredients…Cauliflower and Butternut Squash! If you’ve never tried mashed cauliflower, I can tell you that you are missing out!
I’ve been making mashed cauliflower in place of mashed potatoes for years, and no one ever knows the difference! I decided to add butternut squash to my traditional dish, and it was the perfect blend of 2 classic dishes! You can even dress up these Mashed “Potatoes” for the big occasion with some grated parmesan or light melted butter if you please!