Parsnip Soup Recipe

sarahsocal

Good morning all.


Several years ago we had parsnip soup as part of a Christmas dinner and I very much enjoyed it. Having said that, I have no idea about a good recipe.


Anyone have any recommendations? What about parsnip and potato soup? I really have no experience cooking parsnips so would appreciate any advice.

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lindac92

parsnips are like carrots...on steriods. Pretty well any recipe for a carrot soup will work. Was the one you remembered creamy or broth based and chunky?

If I had to make a parsnip soup, I would cut up a medium yellow onion and 2 ribs of celery, and sautee in 1 T butter with 1 T olive oil until soft but not brown. Add about 2 cups of cut up and peeled parsnips and 1 cup of cut up red potatoes. Add a quart of chicken broth, and simmer until soft.. Mix 2 T flour with 1 cup of light cream or whole milk and slowly add to the simmering soup. Cook stirring often for 7 or 8 minutes....taste and add salt if it needs it and finish with a couple of grinds of fresh black pepper.

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sleevendog (5a NY 6aNYC NL CA)

Love parsnips. ^just like Linda, depends if pureed or slightly chunky. I use parsnips in my roasted garlic/leek soup. I might use a small potato or a bit of cream for a richer soup for guests. Just the two of us I keep it light. Less carbs. I keep dried milks and shelf stable cream in the pantry/freezer.

A bit of greens that need using it is a nice pale green. Always start with celery and shallot or onion.

Sorry no specific recipe because these soups for us are dependent on the crisper and what I have on hand. I always stock garlic, shallot, onion, celery, leek, a few potatoes. Homemade stock in the freezer.

Using a green with an orange like carrot and a winter squash will make a rather ugly brown soup. Flavor fine but odd color. Parsnip is a good veg thickener if wanting low carb.

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sarahsocal

Thank you both! Sounds like you make soups like I do - rarely a recipe.

The soup we had was of the creamy variety. Lindac92's "recipe" looks about like I had in mind. I have the parsnips, some leeks and potatoes. I will give it a try!

Thanks again.

Even though it is in the high 70s here in SoCal, I am craving soups!

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Islay Corbel

I would use leeks with parsnips or your soup may be a bit too sweet. Leeks always add a great savoury side to any sweet root veg or squash.

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agmss15

I recently made this ginger carrot soup. It was delicious. Maybe it could be adapted to parsnips.

https://www.loveandlemons.com/carrot-ginger-soup/

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sarahsocal

So I bit the bullet yesterday and made Parsnip/Potato/Leek Soup. It was, hmmm, fine. Tasted a lot like potato leek soup (imagine that!).

Thanks all for the tips. Probably will move on from parsnips now.

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