Parsnip recipes that show you that parsnips can be roasted, made into soup, crisps, mashed and even into cakes. Give them a go this weekend
Parsnips are such a versatile vegetable, they make wonderful sweet and savoury dishes, and mixed with other veg, make for a delicious meal. You can mash them, roast them, make them into soup, into crisps, soups, as an alternative topping or side to your pie and plenty more. Find your parsnip recipe inspiration in our gallery and get cooking with this wonderful ingredient.
Parsnips are in season from September until March, which makes them a real winter staple. This root vegetable is perfect comfort food when roasted alongside a good cut of pork, lamb or beef, and it also makes a great alternative topping for your shepherd?s pie. You can make it into a soup to warm you up on the coldest of days or even bake it into a dessert for an extra earthy flavour.
Parsnips are naturally quite sweet, and although you might be surprised, they are great in cakes. We have a lovely orange and parsnip cake for you to try that features two very wintery flavours. It?s perfectly nutty and moist and makes a wonderful alternative to carrot cake.
Ourroasted parsnips and carrots in caramel(pictured) go great with any roast meat you choose to have. The caramel adds extra stickiness, without making this recipe too sweet. As they are naturally quite sweet and nutty, the caramel just enhances this flavour, without overpowering.
For a really impressive main that?s great for when you're expecting guests round, try our beef bourguignon with potato and parsnip mash. The mash is perfectly smooth and the sweetness contrasts the savoury stew perfectly. Alternatively, make them into crisps to top our smoked haddock risotto with quail?s eggs.
Whether you?re looking for a quick midweek meal or something more elaborate to try at the weekend, we?ve got all the parsnip recipes you?re after.
Click through for more of our favourite parsnip recipes and try your hand at one of them this weekend?
Spiced Cottage Pie with Winter Root Mash
Lean mince, plus a healthy root veg mash with no butter, give this spiced cottage pie with winter root mash a healthy twist.
Spiced Parsnip Soup
For a warming meal try this spiced parsnip soup - the subtle flavour of Indian spices in this thick and creamy soup goes perfectly with the natural sweetness of a parsnip.
Smoked Haddock Risotto with Quail Eggs and Parsnip Crisps
Throwing a dinner party? Try this smoked haddock risotto with quail eggs and parsnip crisps recipe. This dish is both creamy and light. Topped with quail eggs and parsnip crisps, your guests are sure to be impressed.
Balsamic Glazed Parsnips
This Balsamic glazed parsnips recipe is packed full of flavour. Coated in a sticky glaze, it gives the roast parsnips a new delicious taste.
Orange and Parsnip Cake
Fancy a delicious dessert then try this Nutty orange and parsnip cake recipe. The addition of parsnip to this cake makes for a tasty moist alternative to carrot cake.
Balsamic Glazed Parsnips
Christmas roast or Sunday lunch will be ideal occasion for serving these balsamic glazed parsnips.
Beef Bourguignon, Potato and Parsnip Mash
Try the Beef bourguignon, potato and parsnip mash recipe. Taken from Luca and Guglielmo D'Alfonso's Cook Like a Man the two brothers have put a twist on the French classic beef bourguignon. The creamy parsnip mash goes perfectly with this dish.
Indian Spiced Pasties
These lightly spiced Indian pasties are delicious served warm or cold and with Brinjal pickle.
Bubble and Squeak Rostis
The perfect meal if you have too much veg hanging around are these bubble and squeak röstis are delicious served with chutney or raita.
Fennel and Chilli Pork Loin with Apricot Sauce
Fennel and apricot give this easy-to-make chili pork loin a modern flavour and makes for a brilliant entertaining, dinner party meal.
Warm Root Vegetable Salad
This warm root vegetable salad is a meal on its own, but for a more filling dish add cheese and a hunk of bread.
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