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How to Cook Parsnips

Try one of these quick and easy recipes featuring the sweet, carrot-like root vegetable.

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Learn how to choose, store and prepare parsnips, then try these tasty recipe ideas.

Potato-Parsnip Mash With Parmesan
Boil equal amounts of peeled, cut-up parsnips and potatoes until tender. Drain and mash with butter, milk, and grated Parmesan; season with salt and pepper.

Spiced Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
Toss carrot sticks and parsnip sticks with olive oil, ground coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper. Roast at 400° F, tossing once, until browned and tender.

Sautéed Parsnips With Rosemary
Cook sliced parsnips in butter with a fresh rosemary sprig and a splash of water in a large skillet until tender. Drizzle with honey and season with salt and pepper.

Creamy Parsnip and Apple Soup
Cook 1 chopped onion in olive oil in a large saucepan until soft. Add 1 pound peeled and cut-up parsnips, 2 peeled and cut-up apples, and enough chicken broth to cover. Simmer until the parsnips are very tender. Puree until smooth, adding water or broth as necessary to adjust the consistency.

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