Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. Parsnips are a highly underused root vegetable so this week we're sharing parsnip recipes with you!
In our opinion, parsnips are terribly misunderstood vegetables that deserve a lot more love. So here we are, bringing you over 10 parsnip recipes to help you appreciate this very tasty fall root vegetable.
Yes, there are parsnip soup recipes. Because parsnips pair up so nicely with other fall veggies like squash, apples, pears, sweet potatoes. leeks and potatoes.
But they are also one of the most delicious roast vegetables you can cook up. They have a sweetness that oozes out and caramelizes during the roasting process that turns them into an almost candied veg that's hard to resist.
Deep fry them for an addictive snack you can't put down. Mashed parsnips or pureed parsnips are a quick and easy alternative to mashed potatoes (with a lovely flavour). They make a wonderful Thanksgiving side dish.
You can even make parsnip cake which, given how closely related they are to carrots, makes complete sense if you think about it!
We hope this collection of parsnip dishes will inspire you to give this fall root vegetable a try. You won't regret it!
1. Parsnip Crisps
We love this take on parsnips from Food Meanderings: Parsnip Crisps! They're an addictive deep fried snack topped with lemon pepper to give them a little extra tang. They also make a great salad or soup topper!
2. Roasted Parsnips
Roasted Parsnips by Tipbuzz are another one of our favourites - the sweet, caramelized tips are better than french fries! They're also delicious when roasted around the base of a turkey or chicken.
3. Parsnip and Pear Soup
Team up two fall favourites with this Parsnip and Pear Soup from The Wine Lovers Kitchen. This version combines pears, parsnips and leeks for a delicious fall soup that's hearty enough to make a meal.
4. Parsnip Spice Cake
Parsnips in a cake? Of course! If you can make a scrumptious carrot cake you can make a scrumptious parsnip cake. You'll have a nice, moist, spicy cake with a cream cheese frosting that's delicious. This Parsnip Spice Cake is from Compelled to Cook.
5. Parsnip Puree
Parsnip Puree is a tasty alternative to every day mashed potatoes. This version by The Delicious Spoon is creamy and sweet with a nutty flavour that makes a perfect, easy side dish!
6. Potage Courge et Panais (Parsnip and Squash Soup)
Parsnip teams up well with a lot of other fall vegetables - especially when it comes to soup. And we have a lot of soup recipes to share with you! This Parsnip and Squash Soup by Michèle Rousseau will warm you up! (the post is in French but if your French is rusty you can view it in Google Chrome with the translation turned on for an excellent English translation!)
7. Parsnip and Apple Soup
by How To Eat
This parsnip apple soup from How to Eat uses up a lot of leftover Thanksgiving ingredients so it's a great recipe to have on hand for the fall!
8. Creamy Parsnip and Potato Soup
Did you know that prior to cane sugar arriving in Europe, parsnips were used as a sweetener? For more interesting info about parsnips head over to Urb'n'Spice and check out her recipe for Creamy Parsnip and Potato soup.
9. Parsnip Puree with Chives
A Pretty Life teams up parsnips with butter, buttermilk and chives for a creamy, easy side dish of Parsnip Puree with Chives.
10. Creamy Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup
This Creamy Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup from Urban Cottage Life is a relatively quick (and easy) soup that doesn't take much prep work at all. Team it up with some crusty bread for a delicious dinner.
11. Roasted Pear and Parsnip Soup with Crispy Edamame
Adding a little something crunchy to a cream soup is a great way to play with textures and you can make it much more interesting than just same crumbled saltines. Try Crumb Top Baking's Roasted Pear and Parsnip Soup with Crispy Edamame. The edamame adds a great crunch and a really pretty pop of colour!
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