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Alternative To Mashed Potato


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Mashed parsnip makes a great lower calorie alternative to mashed potato.

Either mix half and half potato and parsnip, or substitute altogther.

- Submitted by JANET1017 2/7/2011 in Cooking | 6 Comments
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MALIGAL19 6/6/2013 3:30:00 AM

    this is old, but i just saw it...
my mom always cooked carrots at the same time as the potatoes and then mashed them together... gave an extra bit of nutrition... and she used the water from boiling the potatoes/carrots to make the milk, in case some of the nutrition was lost while boiling this would bring it back
PAPAFLEET 2/8/2011 1:26:00 PM

    I will try this. I cooked parsnips for the first time this week. It was a mashed parsnip and carrot dish. It was ok. The carrots gave it a nice appearance. I will try doing half parsnips and half potatoes next time. I love potatoes.
JDFAN448HS 2/8/2011 1:00:00 AM

    Where do we purchase parsnips?
J2740LOU 2/7/2011 4:19:00 PM

    Iwas going to suggest mashed cauliflower, too.
RRFIT72 2/7/2011 1:35:00 PM

    I love mashed cauliflower, with a tiny bit of fat-free cream or chicken broth mixed in. Also, some roasted garlic mashed in.
KAKIPOPUP 2/7/2011 4:49:00 AM

    Cauliflower also works for this - I'll try parsnips, I like them -

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