Parsnip Purée

Parsnip Purée

Parsnips make for a sweet and creamy substitute for mashed potatoes that are a marvelously light and silky side for savory meat dishes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 lb parsnips, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 sprig Thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 tbs butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Combine parsnips, milk, cream, garlic, thyme, and bay leaf in a pot with a little salt and pepper, if desired. Warm over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook until fork tender, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Strain, reserving liquid, and transfer to a blender or food processor. Add butter, then process, adding reserved liquid as needed, until desired fluffiness is reached.