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Rachael Ray's Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Cheddar

A Thanksgiving Favorite

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Try Rachael Ray's mashed potatoes and parsnips with cheddar recipe. Add this dish to your Thanksgiving menu.


  • 21/2 pounds russet (baking) potatoes (about 5 potatoes), peeled and cubed
  • 2 or 3 large parsnips, peeled and cubed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 11/2 cups shredded extra, extra, extra sharp white Cheddar
  • 1 cup milk (whole or 2%)
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives
  • Cooking Directions

    In a large pot, cover the potatoes and parsnips with cold water. Bring to a boil, salt the water, and cook until fork-tender. Drain and return to the pot; mash with the butter, cheese, and milk. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in the chives.

    Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: potatoes, butter, parsnips

    Course: Side Dish

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