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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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40 mins
4 cups


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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.

  • 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.


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.


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.