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A couple pears add a pleasant hint of sweetness to this fluffy mashed potatoes recipe. For more fiber and vitamins, incorporate celery root into this potato recipe, too.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan cook celery root, covered, in boiling lightly salted water for 5 minutes. Add potatoes. Cook, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes more or until tender; drain. Return potato mixture to saucepan.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine pears, whipping cream, and butter. Bring to boiling.* Remove from heat.

  • Mash potato mixture with a potato masher or an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mash pear mixture with a potato masher or a fork until smooth. Stir pear mixture into potato mixture just until combined. Sprinkle with parsley.

Variations:

Like tangy flavors? Replace the whipping cream with buttermilk. Out of celery root? Use parsnips for an earthy flavor. Prefer a sweeter mash? Substitute apples for celery root and add to potatoes during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

*Tip:

If pears are firm, simmer in whipping cream for 5 to 10 minutes or until tender enough to mash.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 48mg; saturated fat 10g; carbohydrates 23g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 7g; protein 2g; vitamin a 631.7IU; vitamin c 17.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 20.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 311mg; potassium 443mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 0.9mg.
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