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Sage Parsnip Mashed Potatoes

Sage Parsnip Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a magnificent comfort side dish. Especially in these cold months. To make mashed potatoes more veggie focused by adding parsnips. Parsnips are a delicious root vegetable. Think of a parsnip as a carrot, but not. It looks like a carrot but has a more strong forward flavor.

Parsnips are a great fall and winter root vegetable. You can roast them, boil them, saute them, or mash them. Mashing parsnips with russet potatoes is a lovely pairing. The creamy texture of mashed potatoes with a sharp flavor of parsnips and wonderful aromatic flavor of sage makes for a great side dish.

It takes no time to prepare and really not difficult to make. If you need a comfort but healthy side dish to your weeknight meals this is one to make. These sage parsnip mashed potatoes keeps for 3-5 days in the fridge. So you can meal prep this side dish for your week. Potatoes are a more starchy vegetable, but adding parsnips to it reduces its higher carbohydrate in take.

Sage is a beautiful fall and winter herb. It is a very aromatic aroma and flavor. The sage helps to cut the strong forward parsnip flavor. I love this side dish and it is so simple to prepare.

Sage Parsnip Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 large Parsnips peeled and diced
  • 2-3 medium Russet Potatoes peeled
  • 2 TBLS Unsalted Butter I used Kerry gold
  • 1/2-3/4 cup 2% Organic Milk
  • 5-7 Fresh Sage Leaves minced
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • A pinch of white pepper


  1. 1. In a large pot bring the potatoes and parsnips to a boil. Allow these vegetables to cook and soften. Once the potatoes and parsnips are fork tender drain the water carefully. 

    2. Once the water is drained from the pot add half of the butter and add the milk. Mash the vegetables and mix everything together. Add the fresh sage, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust the flavor accordingly. 

    3. To finish add a bit more butter and fresh sage leaves. Let the butter melt on top and serve. 

    Sage Parsnip Mashed Potatoes

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