With a sweet and earthy taste parsnips are a popular side dish for any occasion. However, that’s not all they can be. These parsnip recipes take their natural flavor to a whole new level. From roasting to pureeing there’s a cooking style for any occasion on this list.

Add some new ideas to your menu with these parsnip recipes! As a root vegetable, parsnips become sweeter the cooler they are which makes them a tasty addition to any meal.

However, most people stick to mashed parsnips for their side. With these recipes, you’ll see how many more options you have and some of them even make wonderful snacks!

Choose from a sweet roasted flavor to a cozy parsnip puree, these recipes make it easy to add something new to your repertoire.

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Mushroom Stew

This nourishing stew is bursting with earthy flavor and savory broth. It’s an easy recipe to curl up with on a cold day and brings a ton of vegetables to the table. The parsnips in this stew bring a comforting but ever so slightly sweet flavor to the stew making it perfect for lunch or dinner!

air fryer root vegetables with horseradish sauce

Air Fryer Root Vegetables

A mouthwatering way to amp up your vegetable intake. These root vegetables are tossed with an olive oil and salt dressing and cooked to perfection in minimal time. Using the air fryer means that these vegetables will hit the table quickly! Couple them with a homemade horseradish sauce and they’ll be a hit for everyone.

Garlic Butter Roasted Parsnips

A sweet and savory side dish with a buttery garlic topping. These parsnips are roasted to perfection to bring out a deliciously sweet but grounding flavor. They make a tasty side dish to your everyday dinner or pair well with a Holiday meal. They’re delicious and versatile.

Carrot, Parsnip and Lime Soup

A cozy soup with refreshing bursts this parsnip recipe is filling enough to be a main meal! It’s a creamy blend with a fresh burst of lime that brings a bit of zest to the naturally comforting seasoning. It’ll definitely be a soup recipe that you keep coming back to again and again.

Parsnip Puree

Skip the mashed potatoes and opt for a creamy blend of parsnips instead! This puree comes out velvety smooth and is naturally gluten-free. It’s a tasty way to bring something new to the table that’s flavorful, light, and easy to make! Loaded with garlic they’re then seasoned lightly with salt and thyme for the perfect flavor.

Asian Parsnip and Carrot Salad

It’s crunchy, simple to make, and deliciously fresh. This parsnip salad is sprinkled with nuts and seeds before being tossed in an easy Asian dressing. It uses a spiralizer to make the carrots and parsnips into fun noodles and the dressing is lightly sweetened with a ginger and honey combination. The perfect appetizer for any meal.

Baked Parsnip Chips

Step up your snacking game with these healthy chips! They’re crisp, easy, and can be made in the oven or the air fryer for convenience. Sprinkled with Greek seasoning they’re a tasty way to enjoy snacking without the guilt. Use them as an appetizer or even a snack for movie night and they’ll be a hit.


Honey Glazed Parsnips

An easy side dish made with minimal ingredients. Carrots and parsnips drizzled with a deliciously sweet honey glaze and then roasted until tender. They don’t require any fancy ingredients and taste just as great freshly made as they do the next day for leftovers! A healthy side dish perfect for any night.

Parsnip and Apple Soup

Light and bright this parsnip soup has sweet undertones and lots of flavor. Great for cooking in bulk this soup works just as well as a side dish or appetizer as it does a full meal. Seasoned with cumin and garam masala, the final result is a comforting, light soup that’s delicious any time of year.

Parsnip Maple Muffins

A tasty and new way to enjoy the parsnips in your cupboard. These vegan muffins are sweetened with maple syrup and made heartier with the addition of rolled oats. Spiced with cinnamon for a comforting feel they make the perfect snack option for cool fall days.

Whipped Parsnips

A creamier, sweeter, and lighter option than mashed potatoes for your dinner table. This parsnip side dish has a whipped consistency with a garlic and sage flavor. With only 7 ingredients it comes together in no time making it perfect on the side of a larger meal.

Apple Pasnip Salad

Fresh vegetables, crunchy texture, and a hint of sweetness from the apples this salad recipe is perfect any time of year. Once pulled together it’s then tossed in a maple dijon dressing and sprinkled with feta cheese before serving. It makes for a tasty appetizer or a delicious, simple lunch.

Fried Parsnips With Sage

A side dish that comes with a golden, sweet glaze that can’t be beaten! There’s the perfect mix of earthiness, herb-infused oil, and honey butter to make these parsnips amazing. Plus, the end result makes them almost caramelized making them a hit with even the toughest critic.

Parsnip Fritters

This recipe is the perfect choice to use up leftovers you have on hand. With an outer shell that’s been fried until crispy and a tender fritter base inside, these parsnips can be used for anything from an uneasy side dish with dip to a brunch recipe the next morning!

Root Vegetables With Pomegranate

The best side dish to add some color to your table! These root vegetables are made with rutabaga, parsnips, and sweet potato, roasted until tender, and then sprinkled with bright, juicy, pomegranate seeds. The vegetables are delicious but it’s the pop of color that will have you making them over and over.

Chicken and Parsnip Soup

A meal all on its own this parsnip soup recipe is filling and warms you up from the inside out! The soup uses basic pantry staples to come together and is lightly flavored with rosemary and broth.  Use it as a comforting dinner and store some in the freezer for when you need it next!

Parsnip, Mushroom, and Leek Gratin

A sweet, nutty, almost wild flavor rolled into the perfect side dish. These parsnips pair best with Holiday meats though you’ll want to enjoy it all winter long as it’s so comforting. Made with white wine and parmesan and then seasoned with thyme this gratin is a meal that brings the best taste to the table.

Spiced Roasted Parsnips

Golden brown on the inside and soft on the outside these parsnips are also whole3-approved! A nutritious side dish that’s flavored liberally with spices like cumin, garlic, and paprika, the second these parsnips come out of the oven your guests will be asking for seconds. Zest a bit of lemon on top and there’s even more flavor.

Fall Harvest Stew

Loaded with butternut squash, parsnips, and onions and then sweetened lightly with apples this stew is a cozy blend of everything good. Made without heavy cream this stew uses healthy stock, potatoes, and apple cider vinegar for its hearty texture instead. The best bowl to curl up with this winter.

Parsnip and Fennel Soup

A comforting soup that can be dressed up for a full meal or served easily as a side dish. It’s a cost-effective recipe to whip up that comes together in just 30 minutes. Made with savory white wine but sweetened with a hint of maple syrup this soup recipe gives you the best pairing of flavors.

Cider Glazed Parsnips

A whole new way to enjoy this root vegetable! These parsnips are glazed with apple cider and honey to bring out the sweetness in the vegetable in the best possible way. They’re then seasoned with thyme and ground pepper to balance out the sweetness. The perfect dish.

Air Fryer Honey Parsnips

Cooked in the air fryer so that they come out perfectly crispy every single time. They’re naturally sweet and tender on the outside but the best part is that they have a salted honey taste that can’t be beat! Use them as a side dish but double the batch because everyone will want more of these!

Winter Vegetable Stir Fry

Brussels sprouts, carrots, and parsnips all combined into a crunchy, hearty dish! This stir fry uses fresh ginger and garlic to maximize its flavor and will hit your table in just 25 minutes. It’s an easy recipe for busy nights that gives you a healthy burst of vegetables!

Root Vegetable Salad

A warming salad recipe that’s loaded with color! Made with beets, parsnips, carrots, and any other winter vegetable you can pop in this salad is perfect for nights you want something light with dinner. Tossed in a dressing with maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard that brings a tangy taste to the sweet vegetables.

Cheesy Parsnip Pasta

A root vegetable never tasted so good! A smoked cheese pasta with honey-roasted parsnips all rolled up and sprinkled with crispy sage. A creamy blend of flavors that come together perfectly. It’s a decadent but delicious dinner recipe that can be made extremely cost-effective. Great for staying cozy on cool nights.

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These 25 Delicious Parsnip Recipes are Ready for Your Kitchen

By: Drizzlemeskinny
Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Mushroom stew in black bowl
This stew calls for parsnips, mushrooms, and more. It's delicious.


  • 1/2 cup Soy Chunks
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium parsnip
  • 2 small carrots
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 lb oyster mushrooms
  • 1/2 lb white or brown button mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp spice mix, (paprika, cumin, coriander seeds, sea salt)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • chili peppers , optional to taste


  • Re-hydrate soy chunks: Soak soy chunks in hot water for approximately 10 minutes. Once they have softened, drain and rinse with cold water; gently squeeze out excess liquid. Reserve. 
  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high flame. Once hot, sauté the onion for 3 to 4 minutes, until tender and translucent. 
  • hen, sauté the parsnip and carrots for 3 to 4 minutes more, until they are just tender. Add scallion, garlic, and mushrooms and continue cooking for 2 minutes more, stirring periodically. 
  • Add the other ingredients, including the prepared soy chunks and 1 cup of water; bring it to a simmer. Let your stew simmer, partially covered, for 35 to 40 minutes, until the sauce has slightly thickened and all ingredients are thoroughly cooked. 
  • Garnish with chopped scallions and chili peppers, if desired, and serve hot. Bon appétit!


  • Makes 4 servings 
  • 2 WW points per serving


Serving: 301gCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 33.7gProtein: 16.9gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 0.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.7gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.7gSodium: 957mgPotassium: 1190mgFiber: 10.3gSugar: 13.6gVitamin A: 4841IUCalcium: 84mgIron: 4.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soups
Cuisine: Vegan
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