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Potato-Parsnip Puree

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Yield 8 Servings


  • 3 large russet potatoes (2 1/2 lb.), peeled, halved and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 pounds parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream or milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg, optional
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 286
  • fat 12 g
  • satfat 7 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 41 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 39 mg
  • sodium 512 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cover potatoes with cold, salted water in a large pot and bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes. Add parsnips and boil until vegetables are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and return to pot.

  2. Shake pot over low heat to dry vegetables slightly. Add butter, cream, salt, pepper and, if desired, nutmeg. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired, and serve hot.