Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips

Roasted garlic and the subtly sweet flavor of parsnips makes ordinary mashed potatoes exceptionally delicious. This side dish is outstanding served with Thanksgiving turkey.

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  • Makes: 14 servings
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Bake: 20 mins 350°F
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips
Ingredients
3
pounds baking potatoes, such as russet (5 to 6 large)
1 1/2
pounds parsnips
1
head garlic
2
teaspoons olive oil
3/4
cup milk
1/2
cup butter
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Directions
  1. Peel potatoes and parsnips; cut into 1/2-inch chunks. In a covered Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook potato and parsnip for 25 minutes in enough boiling salted water to cover; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel away the dry outer layers of skin from garlic head, leaving skins and cloves intact. Cut about 1/2 inch off the pointed top portion of the garlic head and discard. Place garlic, cut side up, in a custard cup. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover with foil and bake about 20 minutes or until garlic is tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife. Cool. Press garlic pulp from each clove with your fingers and place in custard cup; mash with a fork. Set aside.
  3. Mash potato and parsnip with a potato masher or ricer or beat with an electric mixer on low speed. In a small saucepan, combine milk and butter. Bring just to boiling. Stir milk mixture into potato mixture. Stir in mashed garlic pulp, salt, and pepper. Heat through. Makes 14 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips)
    Per serving:
  • 182 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 20 mg chol.,
  • 252 mg sodium,
  • 26 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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