Mashed parsnip & sprout colcannon

Mashed parsnip & sprout colcannon

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 8
This is a delicious accompaniment to Christmas dinner, but is also a great way to use up those leftover cooked sprouts

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal147
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre8g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.22g
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  • 1½ kg parsnips, peeled



    The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise – it looks…

  • 500g Brussels sprout, cooked
    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts

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    The quintessential Christmas dinner veg, Brussels sprouts are thought to have been cultivated in…

  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 200ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Chop the parsnips into large chunks. Boil for 15 mins or until really soft, then use a slotted spoon to drain into a colander. Blanch the sprouts in the same pan.

  2. In a bowl, mash the parsnips with the butter and milk, then stir through the sprouts and spring onions. Serve with a knob more butter. Can be chilled for up to a day, or frozen. Simply defrost, then cover and reheat in a microwave, stirring often, until piping hot.

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28th Jan, 2013
Simple yet tasty, don´t leave out the spring onions, as they really elevate the texture and the flavours of the dish, lots of black peppar is a must. To avoid watery parsnip mash, cook and drain well, or add some potatoes to the parnsips for a more creamer mash.
15th Mar, 2011
This was OK, don't think I cooked the parsnips enough though and it was a little bit watery. Will give it another go and add more seasoning and cook the parnips a little longer!
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