Parsnip mash with apple

Parsnip mash with apple

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4
Finnish your meal with this splendid side dish. Perfect with pork chops or sausages

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal276
  • fat13g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre11g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.28g
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  • 850g parsnip, peeled and cut into small chunks



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

  • 2 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and quartered
    Bramley apples

    Bramley apple

    bram-lee app-el

    A large, flattish cooking apple, green in appearance but sometimes with specks of red. The flesh…

  • 50g butter, plus a little extra to serve



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

  • ¼ tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • 100ml milk



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


  1. Cook the parsnip and apple in a pan of salted simmering water for 10 mins until tender, then drain. Put the pan back on the heat, add the butter and spices, then cook for a few mins before adding the milk and warming through.

  2. Add this to the parsnips and apple, season well then whizz in the food processor until smooth, or mash well by hand. Spoon into a bowl and drizzle with a little melted butter to serve.

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15th Sep, 2017
Really enjoyed it, would make again .
ravish's picture
22nd Dec, 2015
thin with milk, blend and serve with lots of black pepper as parsnip and apple soup. Yummy,
19th Jan, 2015
We thought the cumin was too over powering and I only used a little. Probably better with pork (i served with a beef casserole). Think granny smith apples might be better for a bit more sharpness.
dutes8080's picture
2nd Jan, 2012
I was a bit nervous about this but it worked well with the Hand and Spring of Pork, I would recommend for pork roasts, compliments well and lovely flavour.
29th Dec, 2011
Easy and tasty. Served it with sausage casserole
9th Nov, 2010
Didn't have a food processor, but a hand blender worked fine. Served with flavoured boiled cabbage ( for lunch and the alternative mash went down really well.
14th Oct, 2010
I took the comment above from RachelSC and drained the parsnips and apple well, I reduced the milk to 50ml, whizzed it in a processor to ensure it was lovely and smooth... it was really quite delicious with a pork sausage casserole.
21st Apr, 2008
A fairly delicious alternative to mash potato. I would however say that you should add the milk slowly as ours was a little watery
25th Jan, 2015
Hello, I'm planning on making this recipe this week, but I'm not sure about the amount of cumin: is it really 1/4 gram or 1/4 tsp? Thanks for clarifying.
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26th Jan, 2015
Hi Idupuy, great spot! Many thanks for pointing this out. We've updated the ingredients list so the recipe above will now be correct. Thanks again. 
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