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Creamed swede with sage recipe

Creamed swede with sage recipe

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Replace classic mashed potato with this creamy swede and sage side dish. In season during autumn, swede has a distinct earthy, delicately sweet flavour, making it the perfect accompaniment to many meat dishes. Try alongside steak and steamed greens for a new dinnertime favourite. See method

  • Serves 4, as a side
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 118 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 1 large swede (about 700g), peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 40g butter, cubed
  • 10-12 sage leaves, roughly chopped or kept whole

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 13%
  • Saturates

    5g 25%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9g Protein 1.3g Fibre 0.1g


  1. Cook the swede in a pan of simmering water for 20 mins or until very tender. Drain well, then leave to steam-dry for a few mins. Transfer to a food processor and pulse to a thick, textured purée. Put in a bowl and beat in 30g butter; season.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining butter in a small saucepan. Once hot, fry the sage leaves until crispy and the colour has changed to a dark green. Gently spoon the sage leaves and their butter over the mash to serve; season with black pepper.

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