Garlic Mashed Root Vegetables
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Serves: 8
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 turnip, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups broth, veggie or chicken
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp minced Fresh chives
  1. Place potatoes, parsnips, turnip, and garlic in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add 2 cups broth and enough water to cover.
  3. Place over medium high heat and cook until vegetables are easily pierced with the tip of a knife, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Drain, reserving 1 cups of the cooking liquid.
  5. Return vegetables to saucepan and add butter, and ¼ cup cooking liquid.
  6. Using a potato masher, mash until smooth, adding more cooking liquid as necessary.
  7. Season with nutmeg, cinnamon salt, pepper and chives.
  8. Serve immediately or place in a slow cooker to keep warm adding additional cooking liquid as needed.
Recipe by Simple Roots at