Spiced Parsnip Soup


Consider this curried parsnip soup as a starter course at your next dinner party. The curry powder adds just the right amount of spice, pairing beautifully with the sweet parsnips. Serve with crusty white bread and butter.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cubed

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • 3 ¼ cups boiling water

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch ground paprika


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add parsnips, garlic, and curry powder; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  2. Stir bouillon into boiling water until dissolved; pour into the saucepan and stir to remove any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Simmer until parsnips are soft and can be broken apart easily with a wooden spoon, about 15 minutes.

  3. Purée soup with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in cream and cook, without boiling, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with paprika.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
17g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 22mg 111%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 518mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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