Winter vegetable mash Recipe

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This vegetable mash is a great combination of potatoes, leeks, onions and parsnips, all mixed together to create a creamy and cheesy delight. It can all be ready in a mere 25 mins, but if you’re really short of time, speed things up a bit by using ready prepared mashed potato.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped, seeds removed
  • 1 large parsnip, peeled and diced
  • 2 leeks, sliced into rings
  • 350g/12 oz potatoes (you can use Saxon, Nadine, or Estima varieties), peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 60g/2oz mature cheddar, grated
  • 60g/2oz light cream cheese


  • Heat oil in saucepan, gently cook the onion, garlic, chilli, parsnips and leeks with a few tbsps of water and the lid on for 5 mins. Add enough boiling water from the kettle to just cover and simmer gently for 15 mins or until the veg are tender.

  • Meanwhile, boil potatoes for 10 mins or until tender; drain then mash with milk, mustard, cream cheese, 3/4 of the cheddar cheese and freshly ground black pepper.

  • Drain the vegetables well, stir into the mashed potato and serve sprinkled with the remaining cheese. Great served with ham or roast beef.

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If you are really short of time, use ready prepared mash potato.

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