These are reminiscent of a savory preparation of mashed sweet potatoes, plus you get to use up a big chunk of summer produce in a somewhat novel way! Serve these with anything you’d normally serve with mashed potatoes for a tasty, colorful twist.
Mashed Garlic Butter Carrots
Hands-On Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30 min
2 lbs carrots, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled
4 TBSP unsalted butter
Salt to taste + for cooking water
Bring salted water to a boil in a large stockpot. Once boiling, add carrots and garlic and continue to boil until fork-tender, about 15 minutes.
Drain the carrots and garlic and place in a medium bowl with butter. Using a fork or potato masher (I use this one from Williams-Sonoma and like it) mash the carrots and garlic together until they’ve reached a mostly smooth consistency. Season with additional salt to taste.