Mashed Potato 'n' Parsnip Recipe

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"This favorite root vegetables recipe originated with my mother, who loved parsnips," recalls Doreen Saunders of Kingston, Ontario. "I've continued the tradition of serving it for special occasions or Sunday dinners."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium parsnip, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 292 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 391mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 7g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Place the potato, parsnip and carrot in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Drain. In a small bowl, mash the vegetables with milk, butter, brown sugar and salt. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Mashed Potato 'n' Parsnip in Country Woman March/April 2005, p37

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