Mashed Swede with Sour Cream and Dill

Serves 4-6 as a side dish.


  • 1 kg of Swede, peeled and chopped into 2 – 3 cm chunks

  • Salt and black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons butter

  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup full-fat sour cream (more or less to taste)

  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill or chives


Just cover the chopped swede with about 2 cm of cold water and bring to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt and boil until tender, about 30-40 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.

Reduce the heat to low and let the swede steam for a minute or two. Mash with a potato masher.  Add the butter, sour cream, and salt and pepper to taste. Just before you serve, mix in the chopped dill or chives.