Smashed Potato, Parsnips and Rutabaga

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Smashed Potato, Parsnips and Rutabaga Smashed Potato, Parsnips and Rutabaga

Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Cook Time: 12 min
Difficulty: Easy

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8 cups quartered red potatoes
4 cups chopped and peeled parsnip
1 rutabaga, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons salt, divided
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter
Freshly ground black pepper


In a large Dutch oven, combine potatoes, parsnips, rutabaga, onion, and 2 tablespoons salt; add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Add remaining salt, cream cheese, butter, and a dash of pepper. Mash together.

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By Anonymous on November 19, 2013


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By leddys candelaria on November 19, 2013


I've always been afraid to experiment in the past. I guess in my 60's I feel like why not. Anxious to try this recipe.

By Jacqueline Hippert on November 18, 2013


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By Blanca Williams on November 18, 2013


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By adeleh carr on November 18, 2013


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By Betty Joe Barnes on November 18, 2013


I would love to cook with rutabagas! I'd do it all the time if I could find a way to get through the wax and the hardness of the rutabaga to peel it. It bends my knives. I've even tried hammering it in half. How do you get it peeled? Seriously! My Grandma used to make mashed rutabagas and I would love to try making them like she did. I used to love them!

By AuntSam on November 18, 2013


Seriously? A whole stick of butter? No!

By Anonymous on November 18, 2013


I just made Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from your 2009 Special Collector's Issue. They are so scrumptious! You are awesome Paula...know that besides recognizing your great talent, you are respected and loved much!!!

By Cathy Cornelius on November 18, 2013


Thanks for all you done for family cooks.And you make a great come back. Robert

By Robert Kirkland on November 18, 2013


can parsnips be used as a mashed potato i know my grandma made something that looked like mashed potato but had a diff taste this is when i was a kid i loved them and have no clue what is was she is no longer with us so i cant asked her please help

By christine xander on November 30, 2011


My family LOVED LOVED LOVED these in 2009 & are requesting it for this year. Don't be afraid - it's so easy & SOOOOO delicious that it's almost sinful! Thanks Paula. Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving y'all!

By Anonymous on November 23, 2010


My mom made these and they were delicous. It was the thing I ate the most on thanksgiving

By Anonymous on November 27, 2009


excellent addition to thanksgiving

By Anonymous on November 25, 2009


My husband I thought this was awesome and a great change from plain potatoes.

By jdmcd98 on December 17, 2008

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