Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A nice change from mashed potatoes. For variety, use yams instead of sweet potatoes; or rutabagas instead of parsnips. If you don't have tahini, use sesame oil

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel sweet potatoes and parsnips; cut into chunks.
  2. Place in large saucepan and just cover with water.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until just soft, not mushy! (about 10 minutes).
  4. Drain; place in food processor and puree.
  5. Put puree back into saucepan; mix in the cumin and tahini (or oil) .
  6. Reheat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve.
Most Helpful

This is a great side dish! I scaled the recipe down (1 sweet potato and 1 parsnip) and just mashed and whipped them together by hand instead of using a food processor. I really like the cumin with the sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

loof February 01, 2013

This was a great side! I just mixed mine with a hand mixer so there would be a little bit of lumps left. The amount of spice was great and the parsnips were a nice touch; may add some carrots too next time for a little sweetness. Made for 2011 Football Pool Win.

AZPARZYCH January 04, 2012

I loved this simple & tasty side, the spicy nutty aftertaste is great, certainly something different. Thanks for posting!

**Mandy** July 08, 2009