Parsnip & Brussels Mash

This recipe comes from Paleo Porn


Makes 8 portions:

Total Cost: $15.15

Cost Per Portion: $1.89


  1. Add peeled parsnips, peeled white potato and trimmed brussels sprouts to a large pot and cover with water. Place over medium heat, cover and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, until potatoes and parsnips are fork tender.
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  3. Set your oven to 350 degrees and cook the bacon for ~ 30 minutes or until browned.
  4. In the mean time, sauté red onions & garlic seasoned with sea salt in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat until caramelized. Add bone broth & stir. Raise heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until mash is ready.
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  6. Drain the vegetables of their liquid and return pan to the stovetop. Add butter and cover with lid to melt while vegetables are still warm.
  7. Use an immersion blender or a handheld potato masher to mash vegetables until smooth.
  8. Chop your baked bacon into small piece and then stir into the mash.
  9. Prepare Parsnip & Brussels Mash with a drizzle of the Caramelized Onion Paleo Au Jus under and over the mash and serve.

The Verdict

This was indeed a very tasty side dish, but requires about 30-40 minutes of prep time. If you are in a hurry this is not the right recipe for you.

This recipe was made Paleo by leaving out the potatoes and using 2 lbs of parsnips option listed by the author Marla on Paleo Porn. No other changes were made to this recipe.

There were mixed reviews on this one at the tasting table. The majority of opinions were positive. The negatives comments revolved around the aftertaste that Parsnips can have (slight licorice flavor) and it is not for everyone. The texture was consistent with mashed potatoes and the brussels were not chunky or bitter.

The calorie content is very high in fat. Our next iteration of this recipe will not include bacon and will have half the butter. The taste will probably not be significantly altered and it will be a lot healthier.

This side dish was paired with a Coffee Chile Braised Beef as a Mashed Potato alternative and was very complimentary.