Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Scallions Recipe

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Vicki Stephens Modified: March 24, 2022
Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Scallions Recipe

How To Make Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Scallions

Parsnips lend a subtle sweetness to the creaminess and richness of these mashed potatoes, while the scallions impart a nice herbiness.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 2lbrusset potatoes
  • 2lbparsnips
  • 2garlic cloves
  • 1tbspsalt
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • 3tbspbutter
  • 4large scallions
  • freshly ground pepper


  1. Put the potatoes, parsnips, garlic, and salt into a large pot. Add enough water to cover by 2 inches, then bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes uncovered until vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork.

  3. Drain well, then press mixture through a potato ricer or food mill and return to pot. Discard any remaining solids. Alternately, mash well with a potato masher.

  4. Return pot to stove over low heat. Add buttermilk and butter, then cook, stirring often, until the butter is melted and the mixture is well combined.

  5. Fold in the scallions, then add salt and pepper to taste and cook until hot throughout. Transfer to a large bowl and serve.


  • Calories: 232.28kcal
  • Fat: 5.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.29g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.06g
  • Fiber: 7.58g
  • Sugar: 7.92g
  • Protein: 5.21g
  • Cholesterol: 12.67mg
  • Sodium: 643.76mg
  • Calcium: 106.77mg
  • Potassium: 994.35mg
  • Iron: 1.94mg
  • Vitamin A: 47.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.63mg
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