This parsnip mash with potatoes is the perfect side dish this holiday season. It has a special twist that you may not expect to find with the combination of the savory rosemary and sweet and warming vanilla. This recipe will seriously be your new go-to side dish not just at Christmas dinner but beyond. It’s healthy, easy, and omg YUM!
Why you’ll love these parsnip mashed potatoes:
Quick: Make them in just 30-minutes
Creative: A unique spin on typical mashed potatoes we eat so much of at any holiday dinner
Surprise Twist: Made with a surprise hint of vanilla
Parsnips: For this recipe, I used parsnips, which are definitely underrated. Parsnips are closely related to carrots and all belong to one big family. Both parsnips and carrots have a unique sweetness about them. In fact, the parsnip was actually used as a pre-cane sugar sweetener in Europe. Parsnips are packed with essential nutrients, they’re rich in antioxidants, high in fiber, and are loaded with vitamin C which is great for your immune system.
Vanilla: For this recipe, I used Simply Organic Pure Vanilla for that vanilla flavor. Using a good quality, pure vanilla is so important in recipes. I CAN definitely notice the difference between the real thing and the other stuff. Simply Organic’s Pure Vanilla Extract is usually my go-to. They make high-quality products, and their vanilla is awesome in recipes like this one. Their vanilla has a rich, naturally sweet, buttery smooth flavor. It is made from premium Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans and has no GMOs, sugar, or fake color or flavor.
With every quality product, I always think about where it comes from. What you may not know about the vanilla industry is that in recent years, extreme volatility in the market has caused many problems for farmers, threatening their livelihoods for their families and communities. To combat this, Simply Organic has joined a group of companies working with nonprofit organizations and the local vanilla industry. This group has relationships with small farmers who grow the vanilla and ensures they are grown and handled the right way, using ethical and sustainable practices. So not only does their vanilla taste great, but I can also feel confident on where it’s coming from too!
How do you make parsnip mashed potatoes?
This vegan dish is simple. Here is how you whip it up for dinner tonight:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt
Boil/cook the parsnips and potatoes till tender. Around 15- 20 minutes
Transfer them to a high-speed blender with the remaining ingredients and blend till smooth
To serve, top with reserved butter, oil and fresh herbs
That’s it! Enjoy 🙂
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This easy-to-make parsnip mashed potatoes recipe can be made in under 30-minutes and has a unique twist of flavor with the rosemary and vanilla.
7 parsnips, peeled and chopped
2 large yellow potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp. vegan or regular butter + 1 tbsp. for topping
1 tbsp. olive oil + 1 tsp for topping
3 large cloves of garlic
2 large sprigs of rosemary, chopped + 1 tsp for toppong
3 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped + a few fresh pieces for topping
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
1 tbsp. Simply Organic Vanilla
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt.
Boil/cook the parsnips and potatoes till tender. Around 15- 20 minutes.
Transfer them to a high-speed blender with the remaining ingredients and blend till smooth.
To serve, top with reserved butter, oil and fresh herbs!
The Vanilla is the perfect pairing with the sweet parsnips, creamy butter and fresh rosemary and mint. This side dish will complete your holiday dinner and leave your family in awe of your creation! Do. Not. Sub. Out.