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Whipped Vegetable Trio

 Whipped Vegetable Trio
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
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 258 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 831 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 5 g protein.