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Mashed Parsnips and Carrots

Feel free to adjust the amounts of parsnips and carrots to your family's liking.  Additional seasonings could include nutmeg or cumin.


8 parsnips, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces

2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

1/4 cup snipped chives

6 tablespoons butter, divided

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place the parsnips and carrots into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain; return vegetables to pot. Turn heat to low, stir in the chives and 3 tablespoons of butter.
  2. Begin to puree mixture using an immersion blender. Add 3 tablespoons of butter and continue to puree until mixture is smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4

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