A root vegetable and cousin to the carrot, parsnips have a stronger flavor than their better-known orange relatives. They are actually great served together, as in Glazed Parsnips and Carrots. But parsnips are great in other soups, sides, and main dishes as well.

Parsnip-Potato Mash with Leeks and Hazelnut Browned Butter

Better Homes and Gardens

Parsnips are a slightly sweet root vegetable that adds depth to this potato mash. Make sure to wash the leeks well as they tend to be grittier than other vegetables.

Peppercorn-Crusted Steak with Baked Parsnip Fries


Enjoy a restaurant-quality meal of peppercorn-crusted filet mignon and baked parsnip fries at home in around 30 minutes.

Mediterranean Parsnips

Better Homes and Gardens

This vegetable side dish goes well with grilled or roasted pork or beef.

Scalloped Root Veggies

Diabetic Living

The Parmesan topping on this side dish offers the perfect crunchy, cheesy partner for the layered parsnips and celery root.

Parsnip and Chestnut Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

The sweet nutty flavor of parsnips complements roasted chestnuts in this rich, velvety soup.

Total: 45 mins

Aromatic Parsnips and Carrots

Better Homes and Gardens

Prepare this vegetable side dish ahead; chill up to 24 hours, then microwave, stir, and serve.

Total: 50 mins

Glazed Parsnips and Pears

Better Homes and Gardens

Both onion jam and orange marmalade make an impressive glaze for this easy holiday side dish recipe.

Pork Loin with Root Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Together in the roast pan, the hearty vegetables and meat combine in the oven for maximum flavor and convenience.

Scrumptious Stuffed Pork

Midwest Living

This standout pork tenderloin is stuffed with three root vegetables and drizzled with a deliciously rich mustard sauce.

Citrus-Splashed Squash

Better Homes and Gardens

This autumn recipe calls for kabocha squash, which is similar to buttercup squash. It has sweet orange flesh that flavors well with orange juice and thyme. Look for kabocha by its dark green shell with light green stripes.

Chestnut and Parsnip Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

The sweet, nutty flavor of parsnips is a natural with roasted chestnuts in this rich and velvety soup.

Root Vegetable Gratin

Family Circle

Pumpkin Parsnip Bisque with Hazelnut Toasts

Midwest Living

No need for cream in this bisque. Pureed winter vegetables offer all the thickening qualities you require. The crunchy toasts topped with hazelnut butter are the perfect dunker for this satisfying soup.

Glazed Parsnips and Carrots

Better Homes and Gardens

Cranberries and ginger perk up the flavor of parsnips and carrots in this glazed side dish recipe.

Total: 20 mins

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting vegetables brings out their sweetness, which may make them more appealing to your kids or veggie-fearing adults.

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