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CREAMY PARSNIP AND POTATO MASH WITH GARLIC AND ROSEMARY

Who says holiday dishes can’t be healthy? By adding fiberful parsnips to traditional mashed potatoes your guests will enjoy up to a whopping 10 grams of fiber per serving without missing a beat. A tummy-taming pour of Redwood Hill Farm Goat Milk Kefir adds creaminess, a delightful tang and beneficial bacteria to boot. For a lactose free option use our Green Valley Organics kefir. Try our tempting add-ons to take this showstopper over the top.

 

Serves 6 to 8

 

  • 4 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 lbs. parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 Tbs. non-hydrogenated natural spread (we like Earth Balance Buttery Spread)
  • 1 cup Redwood Hill Farm or Green Valley Organics Plain Kefir
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil

 

  1. Place potatoes and parsnips in a large pot, cover with cold water and add rosemary, garlic and a generous teaspoon of salt.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer until the potatoes and parsnips are tender, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Drain the vegetables, discard rosemary and place vegetables back in the pot and cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes to remove any excess moisture.
  4. Remove from heat and mash with a potato masher or pastry blender. For an extra smooth mash, press through a potato ricer or food mill.
  5. Stir in buttery spread until it melts, then stir in kefir and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and more black pepper.

 

PER SERVING: 326 CAL; 7G PROT; 6G TOTAL FAT 2G SAT. FAT); 58G CARB; 2MG CHOL; 76MG SOD; 10G FIBER; 10G SUGARS

 

Switch It Up, Switch It Out

We whipped up our Parsnip-Tater Mash with goat’s milk kefir because we love its creamy texture and rich tanginess. But if you’re out of Redwood Hill Farm Plain Goat Kefir or have a hankerin’ for cow’s milk products, our Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Kefir, Yogurt or Sour Cream make fine alternatives. Each adds an exceptional creaminess and nutty flavor—without any lactose. Substitute the kefir and yogurt 1:1 and the sour cream 3/4 cup per every one cup of kefir. Substitute Redwood Hill Farm Plain Goat Yogurt 1:1 too!

 

Marvelous Mix-Ins and Toppers (choose one or more)

1/4 cup fresh minced chives

1/4 cup chopped parsley mixed with 1 Tbs. lemon zest

1/3 cup walnuts sautéed in olive oil, salt and black pepper

1/2 cup crispy shallots

4 strips crisp apple wood-smoked bacon, thinly sliced

1 cup thinly sliced greens (kale, spinach, chard) sautéed with garlic

2/3 cup chopped roasted red peppers, green olives and capers

Creamy Parsnip and Potato Mash with Garlic and Rosemary