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Trio of Mashed Roots (Parsnip, Turnip and Carrot)

Trio of Mashed Roots (Parsnip, Turnip and Carrot)

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Wendy

Wendy

This fall and winter farm recipe was passed down from my Irish-Canadian grandmother Agnes Walsh (Donahoe). It's a simple mash that I updated with a dash of nutmeg and cayenne. An exciting (and affordable) side dish for all holiday menus.

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  • Calories:
  • 354 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place carrots, parsnips, and turnips into a pot and cover with cold, lightly salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until a fork easily breaks apart the vegetables, about 25 minutes; drain. Return vegetables to the pot.
  2. Mix butter, cream, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper into vegetables; roughly mash together with a potato masher until vegetables are broken down but individual colors are still visible.
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EILISH40
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EILISH40

10/3/2013

Guess this is the first time I have ever seen this mixture in print. My goodness (coming from N. Ireland) this was very very popular and even now I still make it. My Canadian husband loves it. You can adjust seasonings to your liking but do like this one for a change. Highly recommend as a side dish plus it is also healthy.

*~Lissa~*
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*~Lissa~*

3/1/2013

Very good except the nutmeg was too prominent and I think my turnip was too small (halved the recipe) because it seemed to have gotten lost. I remember often having carrot and turnip mash when I was young, so it was a little nostalgic for me to make this stepped-up version. Will make again, with minor adjustments.

Becca
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Becca

8/17/2014

I really liked this and will definitely make again! My hubby loved it as well as he is into Fall/ Winter dishes like this as well. I made it as a side dish with baked chicken (see Exotic Pomegranate Chicken another delicious recipe posted on here). I used about a cup of low fat milk, salt pepper and added cinnamon and it all blended wonderfully! I poured the pomegranate gravy to serve (from the chicken) and garnished with cilantro (served it warm). Also easy to make and refigerate ahead of time. Tasted better the next day.Thank you for posting!

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