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Beetroot Pink Mash

This recipe for beetroot pink mash is vibrant, packed with nutrients and really tasty. It's a great way to experiment with fresh beetroot. Why not give it a go? Thanks to Natasha Mangion for sending this in!

Natasha says: "My friend Karen & I went through a stage where we were interested in Chakras and colour therapies and we used to experiment with what we called 'Chakra Cooking'. This recipe is both fun and Very colourful and really gets you in touch with your Base Chakra which is Red.

I just like it because it's an interesting way to liven up mashed potato and it really looks striking!! Nice and bright on those dark winter days!

It's also a great way to get kids to eat veg."


  • 6 good sized potatoes suitable for mashing
  • 2 medium beetroots
  • good knob of butter
  • dash of milk or cream (optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


    1. Peel and boil beetroots whole until tender

  1. Peel and boil potatoes until tender, ready for mashing

  2. Cut beetroots into chunks of approx 1-2 cm (or alternatively shred beetroot using cheese-grater)

  3. Put potatoes, beetroot and butter in pan/bowl and mash together,the beetroot will stay a bit crunchy but that's the idea

  4. Add milk last and mix it in with mash to make it creamy.

  5. Season with salt and pepper


Time From Cupboard-To-Table

25 minutes

Notes & Variations on Pink Mash

Add finely chopped fried onions to the mash to give it extra kick.

This mash also works well as a topping for Cottage pie.

You can bake the potatoes instead of boiling taking care to rub skins with oil&salt, then scoop pink mash back into skins and serve.

Most green grocers sell ready cooked beetroot if you're not sure about boiling them yourself or pressed for time,just chop or shred and add, the potato mixture will heat it through.

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