Parsnip and potato mash


It seems like this year is going to be very busy, and I'm grateful for that. However, I could use some kind of efficiency and work organisation course for sure. I'm once again behind with many things and need to catch up on my favourite blogs, twitter etc.

I told you about new issue of G2Kichen magazine in my last post. I'm very proud that my parsnip photo made the front cover of this issue! I'm so excited. I shared some root vegetables recipes in the winter issue, because most of root vegetables are in season now and they can be turned into perfect comfort food for cold winter months. Unfortunately, for the time being the magazine will be published only in Italian. I will publish my recipes in english here on Cook Your Dream though, so you can still read my recipe in english. I fell in love with parsnip recently and parsnip mash is one of my favourite recipes. What are your favourite parsnip recipes?

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Parsnip and potato mash


Parsnip and potato mash
serves 2

2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 parsnips, peeled and diced
¼ cup milk, heated
3 tbsp crème fraiche
1 tsp olive oil
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1 spring onion, green part thinly sliced
salt and freshly ground pepper

Place the potatoes and parsnip in a medium sauce pan and cover with cold water. Add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain the vegetables in a colander and return to the pan. Mash with a fork or a potato masher. Stir in milk, crème fraiche, olive oil, nutmeg, onion greens, and salt and pepper to taste.


  1. You had me at parsnips. I ADORE them!I wish more people would try them, as they are just fabulous.

  2. Love the shots Sari. Parsnip is very under rated in my opinion. I love adding grated Parmigiano to it for some extra "oomph"!

  3. Parsnips are so refined-tasting. That mash is perfect. Really mouthwatering!

    Yes, with extra Pecorino or Parmigiano it is fabulous...

    Great clicks by the way.



  4. Great to see there are so many parsnip lovers here! I need try it with Parmigiano, sounds perfect! Thanks for the tip.

  5. Great recipe and photos of course! ;) Love mashed potato with different kind of vegetables: spinach or spring onion or butternut squash. Adding some herbs, butter or olive oil and you get a very comforting, home-y meal!

  6. Congrats, congrats to you darling!!! I wish I could find parsnip easily here...I think I'll go on a scouring hunt.. I sure do miss my mums cooking....

    The photos.. beautiful... I need to stop being so lazy and start using my softbox more!!! You inspire me to get out my funk that I've been in. I love the bokeh in the second photo = )

  7. I love that last shot! It has a soft dreamlike feel to it.

  8. The photos are stunning. Absolutely stunning.

  9. Well I know what side I am having tonight with my chops. Thanks so much. Congrats on your picture being on the cover, that is awesome.

  10. I just love parsnips and potatoes together.

  11. I just think parsnips and potatoes are sort of meant to be together really! It looks delicious and I just know that it will taste delicious too! Adding cheese into the mix sounds great too!

  12. @elle marie - Thank you, you are very kind! If you can't find parsnip, try using celeriac or swede. It should be equally delicious. I'm also prefer using natural light when I can. :)

    @Sylvie - the last photo is my favourite, I love the feel too. :)

    @Medifast Coupons - thank you for nice words. I hope you liked your chops with the mash.

    @Junglefrog - oh they definitely are meant to be together as this combo is absolutely fantastic. I still need to make it again with the cheese! :)