Swede Mash

Swede Mash
BBC Food
Swede Mash

This easy swede side dish is a classic accompaniment to roasts, sausages and cold meats.


Ingredients (serves four - six):

  • 1 swede (around 750g), peeled and cut into 2.5cm chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus extra to season
  • 50g butter
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Put the swede in a large, lidded saucepan. Fill with enough cold water to almost cover the chunks. Add the butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt, cover and place over a high heat.
  • Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 12–15 minutes, or until the swede is just tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the lid, increase the heat and boil hard for a further 5 minutes, or until the swede is soft and the liquid has reduced to around 5 tablespoons.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and mash until smooth. Return to a low heat, season with more salt and pepper and cook for a further minute. Serve.


Original recipe by BBC Food