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Here we blitz parsnips with milk and butter for a flavorful alternative to mashed potatoes to go with the pork and greens.

EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2022


Credit: Photography / Greg DuPree, Styling / Ali Ramee / Christine Keely

Recipe Summary

40 mins
50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.

  • Combine parsnips, milk, butter and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until the parsnips are tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer the parsnips and cooking liquid to a food processor and process until smooth. Return the mixture to the pan and cover to keep warm.

  • Meanwhile, combine rosemary, thyme and 2 cloves garlic on a cutting board. Rub pork with 1 tablespoon oil and roll in the herb mixture. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat and add the pork. Cook until browned on all sides, about 4 minutes total (adjust heat as necessary to avoid burning the garlic). Transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until the internal temperature of the pork registers 145°F, 12 to 18 minutes. Transfer the pork to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

  • While the pork rests, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the drippings in the pan (remember, the handle will be hot) and return to medium-high heat. Add kale and cook, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 clove garlic and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  • Slice the pork and serve with the parsnip puree and kale.

Nutrition Facts

3 oz. pork, 3/4 cup kale & 2/3 cup parsnip puree
402 calories; protein 32g; carbohydrates 29g; dietary fiber 9g; sugars 10g; fat 19g; saturated fat 7g; cholesterol 95mg; sodium 586mg; potassium 1470mg.