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Chipotle Parmesan Parsnips

Updated on August 4, 2014

Parsnips are one of those root vegetables that I never paid much attention to.

That's not until my sister included them in a stew and practically forced me to try it. Boy, was she tickled when my frowny-faced, reluctant first nibbles turned into a happy-camper fishing through the stew for more chunks of these mildly sweet, creamy-colored delights. I was hooked.

Since that time, I've experimented with my "new root-vegetable friend" and I'd like to share a recipe for mashed parmesan parsnips I recently adapted. I hope you like the little "kick" of chipotle as much as we all did.



  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 50 min
  • Yields: 6 to 8


  • 2 pounds parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 to 8 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground (coarse) black pepper
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan combine parsnips with enough water to cover and add 1 teaspoon salt.
  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until parsnips are very tender. Drain and then return the parsnips to saucepan.
  3. Mash with a potato masher. Then stir in olive oil, yogurt, chipotle seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the parmesan cheese.
  4. Spoon into a serving bowl. Garnish with remaining parmesan cheese shreds
Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle 2.5 OZ (71g)
Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle 2.5 OZ (71g)

A blend of red peppers, cayenne pepper and chipotle chilli peppers combined with onion and roasted garlic ...


Hope you enjoy this recipe! And please do let me know you stopped by ...

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    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I love these veggie and I'm passing this recipe on to my hubby, the cook in the family.

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      I also don't eat parsnips very often. This is an original take on a parsnip recipe.

    • Heidi Vincent profile image

      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Interesting! I never thought of combining parsnips with my beloved cheese.

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      Aw it seems to me very delicious! I guess I would like to have it :)