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This rustic parsnip mash recipe is a delicious side dish with a nice kick of garlic and the fresh flavors of chives and parsley. 
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Rustic Parsnip Mash

This rustic parsnip mash recipe is a delicious side dish with a nice kick of garlic and the fresh flavors of chives and parsley.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed parsnips, parsnip mash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds parsnips peeled, cored & cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • Small handful fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives to taste 

Instructions

  • Peel the parsnips. Cut them into quarters lengthwise and use a knife to cut the tough core out (it's ok if you don't get it all). Cut the parsnips into smaller pieces.
  • Place the parsnips in a medium pan filled with water. Boil for 25-30 minutes or until they're tender.
  • When the parsnips are almost cooked, add the butter and garlic to a small pan on medium-high heat. Melt the butter and let the garlic slightly cook for about a minute or so (don't let it brown).
  • Drain the parsnips then add the butter/garlic mixture to the pan, along with the Greek yogurt. Mash with a potato masher until desired texture is reached (I prefer a rougher, more rustic mash). Season with salt & pepper and stir in the parsley and chives. 

Notes

  • If you want them to be more of a purée, throw them in your blender instead of using a potato masher. Keep in mind that a parsnip mash is not as smooth as mashed potatoes. 
  • Serves 4+