Whipped Vegetable Trio Recipe

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When you only have a few potatoes and want them mashed, fill in with parsnips -a root vegetable similar in shape to a carrot. The first frost of the season turns their starch to sugar, giving parsnips a subtle, sweet taste. Cook potatoes, carrots and parsnips together for a twist on garden-variety whipped potatoes. —LeAnn Bird, West Jordan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-in. cubes
  • 4 medium parsnips, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh chives or parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 258 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 831mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 8g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place the first four ingredients in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Place vegetables in a large bowl; add the salt, pepper and reserved cooking liquid. Mash until creamy. Garnish with chives if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Whipped Vegetable Trio in Taste of Home Annual Recipes Annual 2013

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Jennifer K User ID: 1475505 179359
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"This is a great alternative to mashed potatoes - I have also tried substituting turnip for the carrots - also great. Add a bit of cream for more richness."

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