Smashed Parsnips with Mascarpone Cheese

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 onion, diced

1/2 cup mascarpone

1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley leaves

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the parsnips. Cook until the parsnips are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat a pot over medium-high heat and add the butter and sugar. Allow to melt together. Add onions and saute until caramelized, 6 minutes.
  3. Add parsnips to pot. Turn heat off and add the mascarpone. Stir together and mash, adding parsley, salt and pepper.