Mashed Parsnips With Crème Fraîche

Prep Time
Cook Time
Ready In

"Easy side dish that makes a great alternative to mashed potatoes. The crème fraîche adds a slightly tangy flavor and a nice richness to the dish. And here's a time saver--if you give your parsnips a good scrub there's no need to peel them. Like many vegetables, the skin of the parsnip contains valuable nutrients."

Original recipe yields 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (185.8 g)
  • Calories 229.8
  • Total Fat - 12 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.5 mg
  • Sodium - 118.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.4 g
  • Sugars - 8.2 g
  • Protein - 2.2 g
  • Calcium - 66 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 29.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Boil parsnips in a pot of salted water until very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well and return parsnips to still warm pot.

Step 2

Add creme fraiche, butter, and chives and mash well.

Step 3

Taste and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Love the flavour of the chives with the parsnips Such a natural pairing. I steamed the parsnips and used sour cream. Delicious! DH even commented how wonderful they were! Another keeper for sure! Thank you for sharing ForeverMama! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(7 Mar 2022)