Bacon Mashed Parsnips (Dairy-Free)

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Bacon Mashed Parsnips?!

IMG_3634This week I was shopping at Whole Foods in Albany, New York with my hubby just to grab a few items and I saw the parsnips out the corner and my eye and I had the urge to snag them up and make my DELICIOUS mashed parsnips. Now I posted a recipe for this back on my old blog as The Sassy Dietitian but this recipe has evolved and become a staple in our household.

When we were checking out, the cashier asked me what I was going to do with the parsnips. After telling her, she was SO excited that she wanted to make them too. I figured that if a sweet and kind stranger at Whole Foods would want to try my recipe then YOU might want to try it too!

Parsnips are an earthy-sweet (I’m making up my own taste terms) root vegetable that is easy to make and rich in vitamins and minerals including potassium. SCORE! Combine them with bacon and you seriously cannot go wrong.

I originally got the idea and inspiration from Russ, The Domestic Man. He came over to my parent’s house in Maryland to do a cooking demonstration for Baltimore’s Paleo Meet-Up group a few years back. Thanks Russ! Go check out his webpage and his awesome cookbooks 😀


Now that you are drooling, check out the recipe and let us know how it turns out by leaving your comments below or on Facebook Twitter or Instagram! #TeamNutritionGenius

Bacon Mashed Parsnips (Dairy-Free)

Bacon Mashed Parsnips (Dairy-Free)


  • 2 lbs. medium parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups bone broth
  • 4 slices pasture raised bacon, fully cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup green onions, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. Ghee
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • salt to taste


  1. Place parsnips and bone broth in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat
  2. Boil for ~20 minutes or until most of the broth has evaporated, watch closely so parsnips do not burn.
  3. Remove from heat and add ghee, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Using a potato masher, mash parsnips to preferred consistency.
  5. Mix in bacon and green onions.



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