Why is it that only potatoes are mashed up and made into a side dish? The answer to this is that they don't have to be.
Here is a great recipe for Mashed Roots, a tasty alternative to Mashed Potatoes.
4 cups cubed peeled baking potatoes
2 cups sliced peeled parsnip
2 cups cubed peeled turnip
1 large onion finely chopped
1/2 cup celery finely chopped
2 bay leaves
5 tablespoons butter
1 cup evaporated milk
Salt and Pepper
Place first 6 ingredients in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook 20 minutes or until vegetables are very tender. Drain well and discard bay leaves. Return veggies to pan; add butter, milk, and salt and pepper. Beat at medium/high speed until smooth and fluffy, about 5 minutes.