This fall and winter farm recipe was passed down from my Irish-Canadian grandmother Agnes Walsh (Donahoe). It's a simple mash that I updated with a dash of nutmeg and cayenne. An exciting (and affordable) side dish for all holiday menus.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place carrots, parsnips, and turnips into a pot and cover with cold, lightly salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until a fork easily breaks apart the vegetables, about 25 minutes; drain. Return vegetables to the pot.

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  • Mix butter, cream, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper into vegetables; roughly mash together with a potato masher until vegetables are broken down but individual colors are still visible.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 36.2g 12% DV; fat 23.4g 36% DV; cholesterol 67.8mg 23% DV; sodium 200.9mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2013
Guess this is the first time I have ever seen this mixture in print. My goodness (coming from N. Ireland) this was very very popular and even now I still make it. My Canadian husband loves it. You can adjust seasonings to your liking but do like this one for a change. Highly recommend as a side dish plus it is also healthy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2018
I made this as is. Next time I will make it with less butter. It was too rich for me. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2013
Guess this is the first time I have ever seen this mixture in print. My goodness (coming from N. Ireland) this was very very popular and even now I still make it. My Canadian husband loves it. You can adjust seasonings to your liking but do like this one for a change. Highly recommend as a side dish plus it is also healthy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2016
Instead of boiling, I roasted the veggies, giving them a rich caramelized flavor! Then proceeded to follow the remainder of the recipe. Very delicious! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2015
I made half amount of recipe as I had only one parsnip. I did have three turnips... Red variety. I added a small white potato. I also used half and half cream instead of heavy cream which I always avoid. Used very little bit of spices... Good choice though for flavor. I used a food processor on chop and then mix which worked well. Hardest part of recipe was cutting parsnip... Hard as sweet potato. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2014
Quite delicious. I find the nutmeg works wonderfully if you also add salt and pepper otherwise it's a bit too prominent. will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2013
Very good except the nutmeg was too prominent and I think my turnip was too small (halved the recipe) because it seemed to have gotten lost. I remember often having carrot and turnip mash when I was young so it was a little nostalgic for me to make this stepped-up version. Will make again with minor adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2015
This was delicious highly recommended instead of potatoes Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2014
Received a couple of turnips from a friend and searched for something to make with them. This recipe was easy and perfect paired with pork roast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
I really liked this and will definitely make again! My hubby loved it as well as he is into Fall/ Winter dishes like this as well. I made it as a side dish with baked chicken (see Exotic Pomegranate Chicken another delicious recipe posted on here). I used about a cup of low fat milk salt pepper and added cinnamon and it all blended wonderfully! I poured the pomegranate gravy to serve (from the chicken) and garnished with cilantro (served it warm). Also easy to make and refigerate ahead of time. Tasted better the next day.Thank you for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2017
My husband and I enjoyed this as a side dish for pepper steak. It was really good. In fairness I don't like turnips so I substituted rutabaga and it was still good. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2018
I made this as is. Next time I will make it with less butter. It was too rich for me. Read More