Best parsnip recipes
Winter is time for this sweet, nutty root veg to shine. Try our top parsnip recipes, from salt and pepper parsnips to ghee-roasted root veg and parsnips with a crisp parmesan crust
Looking for roast parsnips recipes for your Sunday dinner side dish or as part of a stunning Christmas spread? Parsnips have remained an ever-popular root vegetable for their strong source of Vitamins C and K, as well as other benefits. Find out how to cook your parsnips to add a sweet, nutty edge to your meals.
Easy parsnip recipes
This is a unique way of cooking parsnips. The thin parsnip fries are tossed in Parmesan, polenta, English mustard powder and salt and fried until crisp. A delicious side for any meal but a must-have for your Christmas dinner spread. Discover more great Christmas side dishes
Make the most of parsnip season by mixing with apples in this rich and creamy soup, served with crusty bread for a warming lunch or starter.
Sweet and earthy parsnips work brilliantly in this nourishing curry, served with basmati rice to make an easy vegan dinner.
A velvety, root veg soup is ideal for a chilly evening when you want something quick, easy and filling. This parsnip number is spiced with garam masala and paprika.
Take your parsnips up a notch with a boozy hit of whisky and the sweetness of maple syrup.
This creamy parsnip purée makes a silky smooth side for your Christmas dinner. You need to add potatoes to this dish for it to emulsify into a smooth purée, but it still has a strong parsnip flavour.
Add a hot, peppery edge to your Christmas dinner with this easy side dish. It's super easy to make and requires minimum effort.
Whizzing the cream in at the end makes for a super-creamy soup. Enjoy this cosy, orange soup with a swirl of double cream and a hunk of buttered bread.
A twist on the classic potato rösti to use up leftover parsnips from the festive season. Serve this rösti alongside a roast or top with a poached egg for brunch.
Make a healthier version of a family favourite. Shepherd's pie is made with lamb's mince and this easy recipe, is topped with a creamy parsnip mash. Good weekend comfort food.
This simple salt-baked parsnip recipe is an impressive side dish for any occasion. With a crunchy crust and juicy centre, it very much becomes the main event of any meal.
These root veg gratins make for great side dish to have alongside beef or lamb. Use fresh horseradish if possible as it has a fresher flavour than bottled.
These roasted roots make for a great gluten-free dinner party side. Ghee can be used in place of butter or oil in any recipe. It has a high smoke point, which means it can be used for roasting, frying or even deep-fat frying. This is an indulgent dish sure to wow at festive dinner parties. For more gluten-free classics, click here...
A lovely, easy to put together veggie main course salad of parsnip ribbons with hazelnuts, apple and rocket in a honey dressing. Perfect for a tasty wintertime lunch or side dish.
Add some extra flavour to your Christmas dinner side dish with the deep, savoury taste sensation of umami.
Cooked with cream and nutmeg, the combination of these two vitamin-rich veggies makes for an indulgent vegetarian side.
Frying, rather than roasting the parsnips and shallots makes this recipe really quick and a great method to use if you don’t have the oven switched on. The marmalade provides a lovely orange sweetness for the glaze.
The best quick meal for two: just 5 ingredients is all you need. Pork chops, parsnips, maple syrup, mustard powder and olive oil - and on the table for a midweek meal in just 30 minutes.
These parsnip fries with salsa verde are easy to make and work well as both a snack or side dish using the classic Christmas root vegetable. For more Mediterranean dinner party inspiration, click here...