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Let's celebrate mash

There’s lots to love about mash. It’s inexpensive, delicious, filling and an easy autumn accompaniment or winter warmer. There are also simple twists you can make using a few extra ingredients to make your mash even tastier and upping your 5-a-day in the process. So let's get mashing!

Steak, balsamic onion and sweet potato mash

Steak, balsamic onion and sweet potato mash

Leave your boiled potatoes to steam-dry for a few minutes after draining to evaporate excess water. Return to the pan over a low heat if they're very wet.

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Indian-spiced mackerel with carrot and cumin mash

Carrots are harder to mash than potatoes, but using the back of a fork and some elbow grease will do the trick. Aim for a rough mash with plenty of texture.

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SpicedMackeral-mash
Gammon with mustard leek sauce and swede mash

Gammon with mustard leek sauce and swede mash

You can make this mash using butternut squash instead of swede, or try a mixture of potatoes and swede to give your mash a Scottish twist.

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3 super sides

These showstoppers will take pride of place on your table

The best veg for mash

All of the below work really well. For a fun way to get the kids to eat mash, why not try purple sweet potato?