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
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.
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.
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?