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10 Wonderful Ways with Parsnips

10 Wonderful Ways with Parsnips

Parsnips. Do you just buy them at Christmas and then forget about them? Don't do that. They're awesome!

Parsnips are a staple here in Scotland. They sweeten up during a hard frost and lets face it, we have plenty of those up here. They're often roasted alongside potatoes, made into soup or sometimes added into bubble and squeak or rumbledethumps, a Scottish potato and cabbage pie. Do you need some ideas? 


Here are 10 of my favourite parsnip recipes:


Parsnip, Carrot and Lentil Soup


A great soup for these cold winter days.  It's simple to make and so satisfying. It's also the perfect dish if you're trying to lose weight. 

Get the recipe here: Tinned Tomatoes


Winter Vegetable Red Thai Curry


A colourful Thai curry featuring parsnips, carrots and squash. Serve with fluffy rice for a nutritious and filling meal.

Get the recipe here: Amuse Your Bouche


Dublin Parsnip Colcannon


A traditional and hearty side dish from Ireland. This colcannon is usually made with kale, but you can also use cabbage. Comfort food at it's best.

Get the recipe here: Greedy Gourmet


Home-Baked Honey Parsnip Crisps


I first tasted these crisps from good old Marks and Spencer. I loved them so much I had to try to make them myself; and they were a doddle, although very, very addictive.

Get the recipe here: Tinned Tomatoes


Carrot, Parsnip and Coconut Flapjacks


Flapjacks are a great healthy snack and these flapjacks are healthier than most. Carrot, parsnips, apple, raisins, seeds and coconut. You'll never buy flapjacks once you see how easy they are to make.

Get the recipe here: Veggie Desserts


Parsnip, Pear and Rosemary Muffins


Much more exciting than your average muffin and no one will be able to guess what they are made from. Bake a batch or two to see you through the week for breakfasts on the go or simply something to munch on with a cuppa.

Get the recipe here: Food to Glow


Parsnip and Carrot Cakes


Another cake with hidden parsnips. This time think spicy, moist carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting. Absolutely delicious!

Get the recipe here: Bangers and Mash


Sticky Toffee Pudding


Hands up who loves pudding? Yes, me too and this sticky toffee pudding is rather special. Quick, pass the custard!

Get the recipe here: Green Gourmet Giraffe


Parsnip, Maple and Nutmeg Cake with Sweet Potato and Ginger Frosting


A wonderful moist spiced cake with a rather special frosting that has no cream cheese or butter, just smoothly mashed sweet potato flavoured with ginger. What a clever idea.

Get the recipe here: Veggie Desserts


Parsnip, Pecan and Maple Syrup Cake


Another fabulously moist and spiced cake for an elegant afternoon tea. Sweetened by the parsnips and maple syrup. Go on, you know you want a slice!

Get the recipe here: Eat Your Veg


Jacqueline Meldrum is a freelance food writer and recipe developer. Jacqueline blogs at Tinned Tomatoes

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