Mashed Parsnips and Potatoes
Parsnips add a slightly sweet flavor to mashed potatoes in this recipe. Flecks of thyme add a bit of color.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 5 large potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds), peeled and quartered
- 7 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- Place potatoes and parsnips in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
- Place vegetables in a large bowl. Add the cream, butter, thyme, salt and lemon peel; beat until smooth.