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Mashed Parsnips

The creamiest, most delicious parsnips you will ever have. They just happen to be dairy free and Paleo.


Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Paleo
Keyword: Paleo, Parsnips
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 130 kcal
Author: Alina Eisenhauer


  • ½ cup cashews, raw
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 pounds parsnips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Kosher salt or sea salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper, freshly ground (to taste)


  1. Place the cashews and ½-cup water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Shut off heat, and let them sit for 10-15 minutes.

  2. Wash and peel the parsnips. Cut them into approximately 1-inch chunks, Place in a medium saucepan, and add water to just cover all of the parsnips. 

  3. Simmer over medium heat until most of the liquid has evaporated, and the parsnips are very tender. 

  4. In a small food processor or blender, puree the cashews and their cooking liquid until very smooth, and there are no chunks. 

  5. Use a potato masher to mash the parsnips with the cashew puree and sea salt; season with pepper if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 478mg14%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 19.6mg24%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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