Mashed parsnips are a delicious accompaniment to a roast dinner, whether for Christmas dinner or any other time of year. My recipe for creamy mashed parsnips is suitable for vegans and is so moreish.
Are you a fan of parsnips? They're one of my favourite vegetables - and they have been since I was a kid.
None of my kids will even try parsnips but I don't really mind that much - all the more for me!
How to prepare parsnips
Parsnips are easy to prepare.
What you need to do will depend on the size of your parsnips.
If you're using tiny baby parsnips you really don't need to do much to them at all. They can even be roasted and eaten whole without being peeled.
If you're using them to make this mashed parsnips recipe though it's best to peel them first.
Larger parsnips have quite a thick, woody core, which won't go soft enough to mash.
If your parsnips are on the large size you'll need to peel them, then chop down the length of the parsnip, cutting out the core.
You're then ready to boil or steam your parsnips and follow the recipe below.
What to serve with mashed parsnips
I like to eat mashed parsnips as a side dish with a vegan roast dinner.
You can also enjoy them with sausages and green vegetables - and lots of vegan gravy.
Mashed parsnips are also delicious on top of a lentil shepherd's pie for a change.
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How to make creamy mashed parsnips
There are just a few simple steps involved:
- Boil or steam
There's not much more to it so there's absolutely no reason not to make these as soon as possible.
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Creamy vegan mashed parsnips
- 750 g parsnips
- 50 ml dairy free milk I used almond
- 2 tablespoons dairy free butter
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Pinch nutmeg
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Peel your parsnips.* Chop into bite sized pieces and place in a pan of water.
- Bring to the boil and cook until soft.
- Drain well and return to the pan.
- Add the milk, the butter, the thyme and nutmeg to the cooked parsnips. Mash well until smooth.
- Taste and season with salt and pepper.
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