You may have tried Cauliflower Mash but miss your plain ole potatoes. If you’re including white potatoes in your diet, don’t settle for plain old mashed potatoes. Make it better by adding bacon, Brussels sprouts and parsnip too. Because, as everyone knows, bacon makes everything better!
There’s nothing wrong with traditional mashed potatoes. But they are pretty starchy and they just don’t have the fiber vegetables have to offer.
This recipe was inspired by the Bacon Brussels Mash we had at Public School Restaurant when we were in Los Angeles.
I was so impressed with the crispy bacon and Brussels/potato combination I decided to call and ask them months after we left what ingredients were used to make up the dish.
I decided to reduce the potatoes and add parsnips instead. Just like at Public School, I prepared a Paleo Au Jus to serve alongside the mash.
This side dish will help you get your veggies in while satisfying that mashed potato craving.
You Can’t Go Wrong With Bacon
Let’s not forget the bacon. One of the biggest perks to living a Paleo lifestyle is knowing that bacon doesn’t clog anyone’s arteries. A healthy helping of saturated fat is actually good for us.
You could probably eat it by the pound if you really wanted to, although that’s not necessary. Bacon is so flavorful that a little goes a long way, which is why I only used four strips in this recipe.
No Potatoes, No Problem
If you’ve removed white potatoes completely from your diet that’s not a problem. Simply remove the potatoes completely from the recipe and use 2lbs of parsnips in their place.
Delicious Side Dish
This recipe can be a great way to get your veggies in if you ever get tired of eating salad. We think it’s pretty hard to get tired of all the different salads you can make, but if you do, it’s nice to know there’s no shortage of all the ways you can prepare vegetables. This recipe can give you all your nutrient and antioxidant needs in one bowl full of comforting warm mash!