Mashed Parsnips

If you are following an AIP diet and starting to plan your Thanksgiving day menu, I recommend adding parsnips.  Mashed parsnips are a great substitute for potatoes providing a great source of:  fiber, vitamin C, and B vitamins.


  • 1 pound of parsnips
  • ¼ cup of ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 clove of roasted garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel parsnips and chop into one inch pieces.
  2. Boil the parsnips until tender, drain.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients and blend with an immersion blender or mash with a fork.


You can substitute other herbs for the parsley, for example, fennel pairs nicely with parsnips.