Parsnips are one of the most popular winter vegetables in many parts of the world. They are very easy to grow and can be eaten cooked or raw (young fresh parsnips are best eaten raw). They are also a good source of vitamins A, C and K. Parsnips have a mild, sweet flavour and make a delightful vegetable from which to build a substantial soup.
The sweet and earthy taste of the parsnips lends itself to a variety of soups. Curried parsnip soup is a family favourite, but there are many others to try.
While parsnip soup can be made with fresh parsnips, leftover pre-cooked parsnips from another meal make a quick soup option and saves on waste as well as time.
Parsnip Soup Recipes
We’ve shared some great parsnip soup recipes with you below. Many of these can be varied and adapted, depending on what you have in your store cupboard and what type of meal you are after. Serve up the parsnip soup with a chunky of crusty bread or some home cooked croutons, to make a substantial winter evening’s meal.
Here are some of our favourite parsnip soup recipes in a variety of styles.
How To Make National Trust Parsnip & Bramley Apple Soup
This parsnip and apple soup uses bramley apples, however any sharp cooking apple will work well. The tartness of the apple balances the sweetness of the parsnip. Perfect!
Easy Parsnip Soup Recipe
This is a parsnip and almond soup with a blistered grape garnish. So satisfying, unbelievably quick and ridiculously easy – plus this is suitable for vegans.
Potato-Parsnip Soup with Grilled Cheese and Pears
This parsnip and potato soup is suitable for vegetarians. The soup is served with a grilled cheese sandwich – which makes for a substantial meal or snack.
Spiced Parsnip Soup
Jamie Oliver’s spiced parsnip soup is a delight – and as he tells us not to peel the parsnips, it’s super quick to make too! The Indian inspired spices makes for a tasty meal and the parsnip crisps on the topping look and taste great.
More Parsnip Soup Recipes
And there are plenty more parsnip soup recipes we enjoy including:
Parsnip Soup Recipe
This easy, creamy parsnip soup is made extra-filling with the addition of chunky croûtons. Start with the basic 4-ingredient recipe, and use this to build on by adding some cheese, bacon or ham, different vegetables, some left over pasta or rice – create your own unique soup!
Image credit: BBC
Carrot and Parsnip Soup
This is a hearty warming soup with the sweetness of the carrots and parsnips enhanced by a swoosh of cream added as the soup is served.
Image credit: Olive Magazine
Curried Parsnip Soup Recipe
This quick to make parsnip soup from Slimming World uses curry powder to impart the spicy flavour to the soup. Use
Image credit: Slimming World
How to Prepare Parsnips
If you are unsure how to prepare parsnips, don’t worry! It’s not that far different from preparing carrots for cooking.
This video explains how to prepare parsnips so you can create your own homemade parsnip soup.