Turnip and parsnip mash is a great creative and easy way to add a few root vegetables to your diet. If you get bored with the same old potatoes and sweet potatoes then you will love this mashed turnips and parsnips recipe.
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Homemade Mashed Turnips and Parsnips Recipe
What You Will Need (Full Printable Recipe Available Below)
- 1 medium turnip (appx 1 cup, chopped)
- 2 medium parsnips (appx 1 cup chopped)
- salt & pepper to taste
- chives / dried spring onion
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How to Make Turnip & Parsnip Mash
As always, let’s start by gathering our ingredients. This may be one of the simplest recipes to make. Have you ever wondered how to cook turnips? For this recipe you only need turnips and parsnips. When I make this for just myself I opt for 1 turnip and 2 parsnips.
To prepare your turnips, use a vegetable peeler and peel the skin from your turnip and trim the ends.
Next, cut your peeled turnip into 1-2″ chunks.
Go ahead and trim and peel the parsnips too.
Cut your parsnips into chunks as well.
Now cook the turnips and parsnips in boiling water until fork tender. Approximately 10-15 minutes.
Once fork tender remove the boiled parsnips and boiled turnips and drain them from the water. I love my mesh strainer for this.
Return your root vegetables to the pot and grab your masher. Mash your parsnips and turnips with your masher.
Mash your parsnips and turnips thoroughly until there are no more chunks. Salt and pepper to taste.
Delicious Turnip & Parsnip Mash
The main difference between mashed potatoes and parsnip mash is that parsnips are a slightly sweeter cousin to the carrot. So your parsnip mash will have a mild sweetness.
Your mashed turnips and parsnips make a great healthy side dish to any meal. It is gluten free, paleo and vegan friendly and completely clean eating. I like to sprinkle mine with chives or dried spring onion.
Though this recipe itself is vegan, it does pair perfectly aside an air fried steak.
- turnips (appx 1 cup chopped)
- parsnips (appx 1 cup chopped)
- salt & pepper to taste
- dried spring onion
- peel and chop turnips and parsnips into 1-2" chunks
- boil until fork tender, appx 10-15 minutes
- salt and pepper to taste
- sptinkle with dried spring onion or fresh chives/scallions
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