Mashed Root Vegetables with Parmesan

Mashed Root Vegetables with Parmesan
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Broil Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 2 mins
5 1/2 cups


  • 3 pound assorted root vegetables, such as carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, and/or red or yellow potatoes

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup fat-free milk

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh Italian parsley

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz.)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Peel root vegetables; cut vegetables into 2- to 3-inch pieces. Place the vegetables, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a large saucepan; fill with enough cold water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until very tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan heat milk, olive oil, and butter until butter melts.

  2. Drain vegetables; return to pan. Mash vegetables. Stir milk mixture, remaining salt, and the pepper to taste into vegetables. Stir in half of the parsley and half of the cheese. Spread mashed vegetable mixture in a 11/2-quart au gratin dish. Top with the remaining cheese.

  3. Bake, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and vegetables are heated through. If desired, preheat broiler; broil vegetables 4 to 5 inches from the heat about 2 minutes or until top is browned. Top with remaining parsley.

To Make Ahead

Prepare as directed through Step 2, except cool mashed vegetable mixture slightly before topping with Parmesan cheese. Cover and chill up to 24 hours. Uncover; bake in a preheated 400°F oven about 30 minutes or until heated through. Continue as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
5g Fat
8g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 11.3mg 57%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 211mg 4%
Folate, total 17.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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