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.

See Popular Parsnips Recipes

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.

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Puree

Swanson Broth & Stock

Tired of the usual mashed potatoes? Try this fabulous puree that combines sweet potatoes and parsnips seasoned with butter, brown sugar, black pepper and chives.

Total: 30 mins

Monogrammed Parsnips

Country Crock

This root vegetable is a good source of Vitamin C, fiber and folic acid.

Total: 25 mins

Beer-Braised Pot Roast

Food & Wine

A perfect pot roast recipe.

Total: 4 hrs 15 mins

Glazed Parsnip and Carrot Sticks with Popped Mustard Seeds

Vegetarian Times

Mashed carrots and parsnips are a classic combination from Ireland and the British Isles. Here, we've steamed the two vegetables together and spiced them up with popped mustard seeds. When mustard seeds are popped over low heat, they lose their hot, "mustardy" flavor and taste wonderfully nutty.

Ginger-Roasted Parsnips

Food & Wine

Parsnips contain antioxidants and vitamins A and C. "They're our favorite root vegetable," according to Clark Frasier. "We grow them through the winter in our garden at Arrows Restaurant, and they're the best parsnips you'll ever taste. The temperature change concentrates the sugar, which makes them even sweeter and more intensely flavored."

Total: 1 hr

Parsnip Puree

Tyler Florence

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

Winter Vegetable Soup with Coconut Milk & Pear

Fine Cooking Magazine

Tossing pears into the mix of vegetables adds another layer of flavor and a wonderful texture.

Maple-Ginger-Roasted Vegetables with Pecans

Food & Wine

When roasting winter vegetables, Melissa Rubel Jacobson says be sure to chop them about the same size, so they cook at the same rate. And toss them at least once while they're in the oven, so they brown evenly. Other creative ideas for roasted vegetables are Spiced Vegetables with Pomegranate Seeds and Roasted Vegetables with Fresh Herbs.

Total: 1 hr 30 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

Short Rib Stew

Food & Wine

When Ethan Stowell was growing up, his father was the family cook; beef stew was one of his specialties. Unlike his dad, who favored rump roast, Stowell uses short ribs, a marbled cut that turns fabulously succulent and tender when slow-simmered.

Total: 3 hrs 30 mins

Cauliflower Soup with Parsnips: Best of the Blogs

Warm winter soups, like cauliflower soup, are becoming a preoccupation now that winter has truly arrived, so we thought we'd turn to our favorite blogs

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