I was tricked into trying mashed parsnips (I was told they were mashed potatoes) and fell instantly in love. I haven't made mashed potatoes since. Mashed parsnips are full of much more flavor, slightly sweet, but the same great texture. And they are much healthier!
You may use any type of cream/milk to cook the parsnips in. The heavier the cream, the creamier the result.
Fresh thyme can also be used. You will have to use about 1 tablespoon to substitute.
The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount for the milk. The actual amount of milk consumed will vary.