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Hidden Roots Mashed Potatoes

Hidden Roots Mashed Potatoes

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Hands On 30 mins
  • Total Time 55 mins

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This rich mash is more than just a vehicle for gravy. It's a subtly sweet blend of parsnip, celery root and two kinds of potato, plus plenty of butter, sour cream and nutmeg.


  • 1 1 - pound celery root, peeled and cut in 3/4-inch chunks
  • 3/4 pound parsnips, peeled and cut in 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1 1/4 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut in 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut in 3/4-inch chunks
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white or black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg


  1. In a 6-quart pot, bring 4 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to boiling. Add celery root and parsnips. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add potatoes. Return to boiling; reduce heat and cook until potatoes and root vegetables are tender, 13 to 15 minutes more. Drain vegetables and return to pot. Set over low heat; toss vegetables to dry slightly.
  2. While root vegetables and potato are cooking, heat milk and butter in small saucepan until butter melts; set aside.
  3. Using a potato masher or food mill, mash potatoes and root vegetables until quite smooth. (A few lumps will likely remain.) Add milk mixture to potatoes; stir to combine. Stir in sour cream, kosher salt, pepper, nutmeg and additional milk as needed for desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Hidden Roots Mashed Potatoes)

Servings Per Recipe 8, carb. (g) 36, Niacin (mg) 2, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 57, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, cal. (kcal) 245, vit. C (mg) 29, vit. A (IU) 292, iron (mg) 1, chol. (mg) 27, Fat, total (g) 10, Thiamin (mg) 0, fiber (g) 6, sodium (mg) 616, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, pro. (g) 5, calcium (mg) 97, sugar (g) 6, Potassium (mg) 909, sat. fat (g) 6

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