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Loaded Holiday Parsnip Mash (Paleo/AIP “Mashed Potatoes”)


  • 2.5 lb parsnips, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
  • 34 pieces of bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (or ghee) + 1 tbsp
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme


  1. 1. Add the parsnips to a medium pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer for 20-25 minutes until parsnips are soft and tender.
  2. 2. Remove the parsnips from the heat, strain the water and allow them to cool.
  3. 3. In a medium pan, melt 1 tbsp of the cooking fat and add the diced onion and a pinch of salt. Stir until onions are soft and cooked. Remove from heat and set aside in a small serving bowl.
  4. 4. Once the parsnips are cooled, add them to a high speed blender or food processor along with the cooking fat, salt, garlic, and thyme. Blend until combined.
  5. 5. Serve the parsnip mash in a large serving both with onions, green onion, and diced bacon on the side for toppings. Salt to taste!