Parsnip Soup Recipe

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 Updated 18/01/2016

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A lovely, warming winter soup that uses the sweet-tasting root vegetable parsnip.

Ingredients

  • 2 pints vegetable stock
  • 4 large parsnips, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion
  • small bunch of herbs
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)

Method

  1. Trim the parsnips and scrape off all the yellow skin.
  2. Cut them in small pieces and put into cold water for a 1/4 of an hour, then drain.
  3. Peel and chop the onion, melt the butter in a saucepan, put in the onion and herbs and cook gently for 2 - 3 minutes.
  4. Add the parsnips, sprinkle with seasoning and cook for 2 - 3 minutes longer.
  5. Pour in the stock, cover and simmer until the parsnips are quite soft - about 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Blend in a blender.
  7. Reheat the puree.
  8. Mix the milk gradually with the cornstarch, being careful to keep it perfectly smooth, stir this into the soup and continue stirring until boiling.
  9. Simmer for a 1/4 of an hour.
  10. Sprinkle the parsley in just before serving.

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 120 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


Comments

love the parsnip soup recipe but does not say how many it serves.
#1 - Carol Jacks - 12/18/2007 - 09:01
Carol if you made this soup ,how many did it serve ?? I'm about to make it and obviously 2.5 pints of liquid will easily serve four .
#2 - Peter Kennedy - 01/23/2008 - 03:25
Hey
I made this Parsnip soup and my family loved it so thanks!
#3 - Sonja - 09/25/2008 - 13:49
is it possible to freeze this soup
#4 - steve collins - 12/14/2009 - 12:58
I made this soup and all family thought it was fab. This amount served 4 good portions
#5 - C Fleming - 04/03/2010 - 10:24
Hi, am just about to make this soup and got to the bit where it says to simmer for 11/2 (one and a half) hours until the parsnips are tender. As the parsnips are cut into chunks, I think they would cook in about 15 - 20 minutes. I am going to try this otherwise we will be having lunch at teatime. Will let you know how I get on.
#6 - Dianne Reynolds - 10/27/2010 - 03:41
add some garlic and chlli flakes.
Big Lou
#7 - normanjlewis@gmail.com - 12/18/2010 - 09:23
Herbs make a huge difference to any meal, I find it frustrating that it doesn't recommend which herbs, apart from parsley!
#8 - Sally Richards - 12/28/2010 - 08:06
made this soup and added garlic i only had mixed herbs in a jar and soup still tasted delicious
#9 - gina - 02/17/2011 - 04:57
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