Mashed Root Vegetables

A mixture of boiled root vegetables--turnips, carrots, parsnips and onion--are cooked until tender and mashed just like potatoes. This tasty side dish is a healthy and beautiful addition to any meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 3 cups peeled and cut-up turnips

  • 2 cups peeled and cut-up carrots

  • 2 cups peeled and cut-up parsnips

  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a Dutch oven combine turnips, carrots, parsnips and onion. Add enough water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain well. Return vegetables to the hot pan. Mash vegetables with a potato masher while adding the butter, milk, salt and pepper. Vegetables should still have plenty of texture and not be completely smooth. Divide among four serving plates.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
6g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 460mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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