Tired of regular old mashed potatoes but love the comfort during the cold winter months? Spice it up! Mashing winter veggies is an easy way to deal with produce you don’t see a lot, plus it’s quick on a weeknight. The nice thing about mashing vegetables is you can control the texture from chunky to nice and smooth. If you don’t have winter veggie lovers in your house (maybe they’re a bit skittish around a parsnip), mix some potatoes in to cut the new flavor.
Peel the root vegetables then chop up into golf-ball sized pieces, place in salted boiling water and cook until very tender. Drain in a colander. Place the vegetables back in the pan and mash with a potato masher. Remember, add potato if parsnips are a new flavor! No judgment from us 🙂
Creamy Parsnip Soup
Pureed Roasted Parsnips
Creamy Parsnip Mash Try these instead of mashed potatoes; you’ll be glad you did. You can also mix them with potatoes for a half-and-half comfort food dish.