Parsnip Mash Recipe

a bowl of mashed parsnips garnished with parsley and a pat of butter

This parsnip mash is easy to make and puts a fun spin on the traditional starchy side!


  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil on the stovetop and add the chopped parsnips.
  2. Boil parsnips for about 20 minutes, until they’re fork tender.
  3. Drain the water from the pot, and add the sour cream, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  4. Use an immersion blender to blend the parsnip mash. If you don’t have an immersion blender, use a food processor or mash the parsnip manually using a potato masher.
  5. Serve with pork chops and roasted apples, garnish with chopped parsley, and enjoy!

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