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Mashed Parsnips and Potatoes

Parsnips add a slightly sweet flavor to mashed potatoes in this recipe. Flecks of thyme add a bit of color.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 5 large potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds), peeled and quartered
  • 7 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest


  • Place potatoes and parsnips in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • Place vegetables in a large bowl. Add the cream, butter, thyme, salt and lemon zest; beat until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 282 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 297mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 7g fiber), 6g protein.

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