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Carrot, Parsnip & Potato Mash

I took a side dish that is typically pretty nutrient deficient & PUMPED up the yumminess and the nutrients. Seriously yummy.


  • 11/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-in. cubes (about 4 cups)

  • 12 ounces carrots, peeled and cut into1-in. pieces (2 cups) (from 4 carrots)

  • 12 ounces parsnips, peeled and cut into1-in. pieces (2 cups) (from 4 parsnips)

  • 1 head of garlic, peeled and smashed

  • 3 cups unsalted chicken broth

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided

  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided

  • cracked black pepper, for garnish

Instructions: 1. Combine potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and garlic in a large saucepan. Add broth, and bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer until all vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Pour through a strainer into a bowl, reserving cooking liquid. 2. Transfer carrots and 3 of the garlic cloves to a mini food processor. Process until smooth, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid as needed, about 30 seconds. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the oil and teaspoon each of the salt and black pepper. Pulse until combined, about 3 times. 3. Mash potatoes, parsnips, and remaining 9 garlic cloves until smooth, adding cup cooking liquid as needed. Stir in remaining 3 tablespoons oil, teaspoon salt, and teaspoon black pepper. Spoon potato mixture into a large shallow bowl, and dollop with carrot mixture. Use the back of a spoon to swirl mashed carrots into mashed potatoes. Garnish with cracked black pepper.

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