Mashed Parsnips

Kyra Williams for The Upside Blog

by | Updated: February 21st, 2019 | Read time: 1 minute

Looking for a new, exciting side to pair with main courses? Well, we’re rooting for this easy, mashed root vegetable dish to make an appearance on your dinner table. Parsnips have a unique flavor profile that’s sweet and nutty, and best of all, they’re naturally low in calories. This dish makes a great substitute for traditional mashed potatoes. One taste and you’ll be hooked!

Bowl of Parsnip Mash Next to Raw Parsnips | Vitacost Blog

Bowl of Parsnip Mash Next to Raw Parsnips | Vitacost Blog
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Mashed Parsnips



  1. In pot over medium heat, simmer parsnips, salt, pepper, coconut milks, garlic, bay leaf and thyme. Cook until parsnips are fork tender, about 12 minutes. Discard thyme and bay leaf.
  2. In food processor, place parsnips, ghee and a little coconut milk from pot. Process, adding coconut milk gradually to reach desired texture of creaminess. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

Is your mouth watering yet? Hurry and gather the dry ingredients to make this recipe: 

Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy.

Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit