Parsnip Recipes

Find recipes for parsnip fries, roasted parsnips, parsnip puree, and ways to use parsnips in soups, stews, and casseroles, with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

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Creamy Roasted Parsnip Soup

Rating: 4.54 stars
Wintry spices make this a rich, creamy, and flavorful holiday favorite!

Parsnip and Carrot Puree

Rating: 4.63 stars
Tender parsnips and carrots are pureed with butter and chives for a splendid accompaniment to roasted meats.

Potato, Parsnip, and Cabbage Soup

Rating: 3.67 stars
This is a delicious, flavorful soup with seasonal ingredients for early spring. Serve with lightly buttered whole-grain bread. Add tofu or chicken for additional protein if you wish.
By Anonymous

Mashed Root Vegetable Casserole with Caramelized Onions

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is great with Apricot Glazed Turkey and Green Beans With Walnuts And Walnut Oil. This dish can be made one day ahead.

Roasted Parsnips with Mint and Sage

Rating: 4.24 stars
My family loves these parsnips. They eat them like french fries.

Whipped Carrots And Parsnips

Rating: 4.08 stars
Nutty carrots! Originally submitted to

Butter Fried Parsnips

Rating: 4.1 stars
Parsnips lightly seasoned and pan fried in butter.

Glazed Carrots and Parsnips with Chives

Rating: 4.46 stars
Good recipe for holiday celebrations. Turnips can be used instead of parsnips.

Jewish Chicken Soup

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is a traditional recipe good for anything that ails you. It's the absolute best when you've got the flu, and it's great the second and third day. Note, these matzoh balls are 'sinkers'. These are traditional matzoh balls, as this recipe was passed down from my great-grandmother who needed to make them as heavy as possible to feed a hungry family during lean times. Cut the matzoh meal by 1/2 cup to lighten the load.

Mashed Parsnips

Rating: 4.56 stars
I was tricked into trying mashed parsnips (I was told they were mashed potatoes) and fell instantly in love. I haven't made mashed potatoes since. Mashed parsnips are full of much more flavor, slightly sweet, but the same great texture. And they are much healthier!

Mashed Potato, Rutabaga, And Parsnip Casserole With Caramelized Onions

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is great with Apricot Glazed Turkey and Green Beans With Walnuts And Walnut Oil. This dish can be made one day ahead. The broth made in this recipe can be used as stock for turkey soup.

Vegetable Pot Pie

Rating: 4.44 stars
Delicious and warm.

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Roasted Parsnip Recipes
With an earthy flavor and a starchy, potato-like texture, the parsnip is the perfect candidate for roasting.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables With Thyme and Maple Syrup
Rating: Unrated
Packed with flavor, these potatoes are a brilliant addition to any feast. Different from the norm, this dish will grace any table.

Winter Root Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars

I needed to use up root vegetables I had on hand and came up with this recipe. A creamy, savory, and slightly sweet soup that is comforting on a cold winter night.