When I posted the glazed walnut lentil roast I promised to share more vegetarian recipe ideas for Christmas. Last year I cooked/baked more side dishes than ever before to go with the cranberry and pistachio nut roast. It was a new way for me to serve many delicious, scrumptious new tastes. We loved it so much. It’s going to be a tradition in our household!
This year I’m planning to make this mashed parsnip potatoes, baked carrots in a bag, cranberry chutney, roasted brussel sprouts with orange juice and vegan stuffing. Make sensational sides that will complete your Christmas meal, no matter where or what you’re having.
Parsnip is a root vegetable related to the carrot and parsley root but it has a sweeter taste, especially when cooked. Parsnip is rich in potassium and it is a good source of dietary fiber. It is wonderful in soups and stews as well as roasted or mashed like potatoes.
If you want to make this vegan use soy sour cream and Earth Balance spread (instead of sour cream and butter) to make mash creamier.
Mashed Parsnip Potatoes With Thyme
Ingredients (serves 2-3)
– 200 g parsnips, peeled, diced
– 330 g potatoes, peeled, diced
– 100 ml sour cream
– 20 g butter
– 2-3 sprigs of thyme
– salt, pepper
In a large sauce pan cover potatoes and parsnips with water. Bring to boil and simmer until vegetables are tender, 25-30 minutes. Drain potatoes and parsnips. Mash with a potato masher, mixer or immersion blender. Add sour cream and butter to thin a bit and make mash creamier. Season with salt, pepper and thyme.
Serve it warm with a nut roast.