Mashed parsnips with mascarpone cheese

This cheesy, herby mash is a deliciously comforting wintry treat.

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
450g parsnips, peeled and cut into 2.5cm pieces
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 onion, diced
120ml mascarpone
4 tbsp freshly chopped parsley leaves
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1) Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and add the parsnips. Cook until the parsnips are tender, about ten minutes, then drain.

2) Heat a saucepan over a medium-high heat and add the butter and sugar. Allow to melt together. Add the onions and saute until caramelized, about six minutes.

3) Add the parsnips to the caramelized onions. Take off the heat and add the mascarpone. Stir together and mash, adding parsley, salt and pepper to taste.

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