Good morning! How are you feeling today? Did you stay up late watching football? Drink too much? Eat too much? I didn’t. I went to bed at my usual, reasonable hour because, well, I like sleep. I like it way more than I like football! So, I hope you’re not in a food coma because I have food for you today!!! I have a quick and delicious side dish for you, Mashed Parsnips.
Take a break from mashed potatoes and try mashed parsnips instead. I love parsnips, so I’m always looking for ways to prepare them and feed them to my family. I want them to love parsnips, too. So far it’s working on at least one child………..
Before I even took a bite of mashed parsnips and a bite of meatloaf Pumpkin had pretty much eaten her entire scoop of parsnips! I can’t blame her. They are deliciously sweet. They were a perfect compliment to the meatloaf and a nice change from mashed potatoes.
If you’re looking to add a little variety to your life try these mashed parsnips!!!
- 2 lbs parsnips, peeled and cut into 1" pieces
- 2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- Add the parsnips, 1 tsp of salt and parsnips to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain the parsnips.
- Transfer parsnips to a food processor. Add remaining salt, cream, butter and nutmeg. Process until smooth.