Smashed Potatoes, Rutabagas, and Parsnips

February 11, 2021

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Smashed Potatoes, Rutabagas, and Parsnips

Recipe adapted from Genius Kitchen

The Recipe


  • 2 cups red potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup rutabaga, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup parsnip, peeled and diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. Butter, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Place diced potatoes, rutabaga and parsnips into a medium saucepan. Add salt, and cover veggies with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. While the roots are boiling, brown onions in 1 tbls. butter on skillet.
  3. When roots are fork tender, drain and put veggies back into the pot.
  4. Add remaining butter, cream cheese, and sautéed onions to the pot. Mash all together with a potato


If the mash is too thick, add a splash of milk, cream, or veggie broth to lighten the texture

This locally inspired recipe is brought to you by Pam Walker. Pam is an avid home cook, writer, and local farm and food activist who is also a board member of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute. Thank you, Pam, for helping inspire us to use locally sourced ingredients!