A grey bowl filled with creamy parsnip soup and topped with chopped chives

Parsnip and apple soup

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Make the most of parsnip season by combining with apples in this rich and creamy soup. Serve with crusty bread for a warming lunch or starter


Make this warming parsnip and apple soup, then check out our spiced parsnip soup, celery and stilton soup, mushroom soup and more winter soup recipes.  

Looking for more parsnip recipes? Try our parsnip curry, maple-roast parsnips, parsnip chips and plenty more.



  • butter 50g
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • parnsips 500g, chopped
  • apples 2, cored and chopped
  • chicken stock 1 litre
  • crème fraîche 50g
  • chives to garnish


  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a pan and add the finely chopped onion and a pinch of salt, and cook for 10 minutes until soft. Tip in the chopped cloves of garlic, chopped parsnips and chopped apples, and cook for 5 minutes, tossing in the butter, before pouring in the chicken stock and simmering for 30 minutes until the parsnips are completely soft. Use a stick blender to whizz until completely smooth. Stir through the crème fraîche, blend briefly again and spoon into bowls, then swirl in a little more crème fraîche, snip over some chives and a sprinkle of black pepper.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 302
  • Fat 17.4g
  • Saturates 10.4g
  • Carbs 22.9g
  • Sugars 14.5g
  • Fibre 9.2g
  • Protein 8.8g
  • Salt 1.7g