Irish Carrot & Parsnip Mash

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This dish is still widely made in Ireland - it is sometimes called "Green, white and Gold" or "Sunshine". Lovely flavor combination with the carrots and parsnips

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the carrots in a little lightly salted water with a pinch of sugar in it, until soft and drain.
  2. Boil the parsnips separately in lightly salted water until soft and drain.
  3. Marsh or puree them together.
  4. Add the butter (less or more as you wish).
  5. Season and sprinkle with the parsley. Serve.
Most Helpful

Thanks for reminding me of an old family favourite that my mum often made. My youngest son had never eaten it , and really enjoyed it. It's a lovely winter veg, so sweet and tasty.

JustJanS August 19, 2002

This has been a family favourite of ours too! It is sooooooooo YUMMY!! I am raing this recipe high because I make this dish myself, though I've never added the parsley - I think I might from now on!! If you've never tried it before....I strongly recommend you give it a go! Karin.

Karin... March 20, 2002

Had this for our St. Patricks Day cook a thon, its a recipe I have used for years, and a family favourite. Well except for my non eating vegetable delicious!

Evie* March 18, 2002