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Mashed Winter Vegetables Recipe

“I first saw this side dish on a cooking show, and it’s since become one of my fall staples,” shares Kathy Lynch of Aloha, Oregon. “It’s special enough to serve at Thanksgiving.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 large rutabaga, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3 medium turnips, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar


  • 1. Place the rutabaga, turnips, parsnips and carrots in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until tender. Drain and place the vegetables in a large bowl; mash. Add the milk, butter, salt, pepper and sugar; stir until blended. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 89 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Mashed Winter Vegetables

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"Mmmm: I omitted the carrots & parsnips, & substituted Trader Joe's unsweetened vanilla almond milk and 2 tablespoons honey. Then I sprinkled in nutmeg & cinnamon. Delicious this way."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"We love this at Thanksgiving or anytime! Just remember to take the hard center out of the parsnips before cooking!"

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