Mashed Parsnip with Vegan Miso Gravy

Mashed Parsnip & Vegan Miso Gravy

Knowing how it is to feel left out and awkward at a dinner party or gathering with not a single gluten-free option to choose from, I’m more mindful these days to consider it’s also likely that at least a few of my guests will prefer vegan options.  Mashed Parsnip with Vegan Miso Gravy is an easy side dish you can offer along with a protein-rich main course such as Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Tahini.

This dish can be whipped up in no time and is very good whether you’re vegan or not!

Mashed Parsnip with Vegan Miso Gravy

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Course: #vegan, Dinner, EasySideDishRecipes, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: miso, parsnip
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 213kcal



  • Set parsnips in a steamer over boiling water and cover.  Steam for about 8 minutes or until tender.  Drain and transfer to a bowl.  Add almond milk and mash with a fork until smooth and combined.  Set aside.
  • Set a saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add water, miso paste, oat flour, garlic powder, and salt.  Whisk to combine and remove any lumps.
  • Bring to a simmer and add tapioca flour while continuing to whisk.  Let simmer for at least 5 to 10 minutes, then remove from heat.  The gravy will thicken as it cools.
  • Divide mashed parsnips and pour the desired amount of gravy over top.


Recipe Notes/Suggestions
Serve with:  Rotisserie Chicken, Ginger Beef Stir Fry, Herbed Pork Roast, Roasted Carrots with Lentils & Tahini
Leftovers:  Refrigerate in an airtight container (with or without gravy) up to 3 days, or freeze the mashed parsnip and gravy in separate containers.
No Parsnip:  Use cauliflower, celery root, squash or potatoes instead.
No Tapioca Flour:  Use arrowroot instead.

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