Mashed Potatoes With Parsnips and Caramelized Onions

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 40 mins

The carmelized onions make these potatoes so special.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and cook until golden, stirring often, about 15 minutes.
  3. Mix in rosemary and put onions aside.
  4. Bring large pot of salted water to boil.
  5. Add parsnips and potatoes; boil until tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Drain well.
  7. Return vegetables to pot and mash.
  8. Add warm milk and 1 1/2 tablespoons butter; stir until smooth.
  9. Stir in onion mixture.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

Had a friend staying that loves parsnips, also had someone here not too fond of them SOooooo along came this great recipe. I would call it a cold weather recipe but it went over well here in the Summer. I did cut back on the butter and used only a half cup 2% milk. Loved the blended flavors of the onion, parsnip and potatoe - Thanks Debster

Bergy July 14, 2002

Liked the sound of this recipe from the start, am always looking for new ways to serve potatoes. I used parsnips (have only ever mixed with carrots) and the result with the potatoes is really good, quite a sweet taste. The best part was my 18 year old ate the lot, its usually only potatoes he eats, but now I have a 'sneaky' way to add parsnips too! Will definitely make this again. Thanks for posting. =)

Evie* June 02, 2002

We really liked the addition of caramelized onions to mashed potatoes. We love rosemary in potatoes and were intrigued with the parsnip addition. It was good, but not exceptional - for our tastes. Maybe next time just a hint of parnsip and we'll be good to go!

Gidget265 December 21, 2008