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Cheese & Parsnip Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Cheese & Parsnip Mashed Potatoes Recipe

My young kids will eat parsnips in this dish! Everyone who tastes it loves the rich, slightly smoky flavor. —Jim Rude, Janesville, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 4 small red potatoes
  • 3 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Havarti cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, warmed
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese


  • 1. Scrub potatoes and cut into 1-in. pieces; place in a large bowl. Add the parsnips, bacon, butter, salt, seasoned salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for 40-45 minutes or until parsnips are tender, stirring once.
  • 3. In a large bowl, mash the potato mixture with Havarti cheese, Parmesan cheese, cream and chives. Stir in blue cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 334 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 477 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.