Swede Mash with Cheddar & Black Pepper Butter

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Appears in
A Passion for Cheese

By Paul Gayler

Published 1997

  • About

Swede is still too reminiscent of school dinners for many people’s tastes yet in the right hands it can be one of the most flavourful vegetables. Potato mashes are currently very fashionable but perhaps swede mash is the one to watch for the future! This recipe is also good when made with parsnips.


  • 675 g ( lb) swede, peeled & cut into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil<


Cook the swede in boiling salted water until tender, then drain well. Purée in a blender with the oil and milk until smooth. Transfer to a clean pan and heat through, then beat in the Cheddar and 15 g (½ oz