Parsnip Recipes

Sweet, earthy parsnips are a winter treasure

Closely related to carrots, parsnips are sweet, earthy root vegetables. They're especially good for roasting, but also have a place in salads and soups. From assortments of roasted fall vegetables to classic matzo ball soup, we've rounded up our favorite parsnip recipes.

Roasted parsnip spears are an addictive snack. By serving them with a piquant horseradish mayonnaise dipping sauce, you wind up with a dish perfect of Passover. Fresh rosemary adds depth to the dip.

One of our favorite dishes in the fall and winter is mixed roasted vegetables. Trying roasting parsnips and carrots with honey to accent the sweetness and toasted cumin seeds, mint, and lime juice for contrast. Or go with an even wider assortment: beets, potatoes, onions, Brussels sprouts, and parsnips roasted with rosemary and thyme.

Parsnips and other root vegetables are great for bulking up soups and stews. Our Norwegian cod and root vegetable chowder puts carrot, parsnip, potato, and celeriac into a creamy stew flavored with dill and parsley. In our Hungarian ham and bean soup, the roux-thickened broth is studded with carrot, onion, parsnip, and celery.

Find all of these dishes and more in our collection of parsnip recipes.

Roasted Parsnips with Horseradish Mayonnaise

Roasted Parsnips with Horseradish Mayonnaise
Horseradish is a staple of many Passover seder tables. In this dish from cookbook author Leah Koenig, it gets mixed with mayonnaise and fresh rosemary in a piquant dip for roasted parsnips. Get the recipe for Roasted Parsnips with Horseradish Mayonnaise »Cory Baldwin

Roasted Parsnip Salad with Hazelnuts, Blue Cheese, and Wheat Beer Vinaigrette

Roasted Parsnip Salad with Hazelnuts, Blue Cheese, and Wheat Beer Vinaigrette
Parsnips offer sweetness, while spicy hazelnuts and coarse pumpernickel crumbs add crunch, to this modern salad from New German Cooking (Chronicle Books, January 2015) by Jeremy and Jessica Nolen. Get the recipe for Roasted Parsnip Salad with Hazelnuts, Blue Cheese, and Wheat Beer Vinaigrette »Ingalls Photography

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasted Winter Vegetables
Rosemary and thyme add aromatic depth to roasted root vegetables in this hearty side. Get the recipe for Roasted Winter Vegetables »James Roper

Braised Pork Roast with Root Vegetables (Schweineschmor-braten mit Rübengemüse)

Braised Pork Roast with Root Vegetables (Schweineschmor-braten mit Rübengemüse)
Juniper berries and caraway seeds give braised pork a floral, woodsy flavor. Wrapping it in bacon keeps the meat moist. Get the recipe for Braised Pork Roast with Root Vegetables »Todd Coleman

Norwegian Cod and Root Vegetable Chowder (Fiskesuppe)

Norwegian Cod and Root Vegetable Chowder (Fiskesuppe)
When making this creamy fish stew, feel free to substitute mahimahi, salmon, scallops, or shrimp for the cod. Get the recipe for Norwegian Cod and Root Vegetable Chowder (Fiskesuppe) »Penny De Los Santos

Galilean Beef Stew (Poike)

Galilean Beef Stew (Poike)
Any seasonal vegetable, from earthy turnips to pungent kohlrabi, can be added to this hearty beef stew. Get the recipe for Galilean Beef Stew (Poike) »Eilon Paz

Hungarian Bean and Ham Soup (Csülkös Bableves)

Hungarian Bean and Ham Soup (Csülkös Bableves)
A paprika-laced roux of lard, flour, and sour cream transforms a simple bean and ham soup into something luxurious. Get the recipe for Hungarian Bean and Ham Soup (Csülkös Bableves) »Todd Coleman

Cumin-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Cumin-roasted carrots and parnsips
Toasted cumin seeds, mint, and lime juice intensify the sweetness of simple baked root vegetables. Get the recipe for Cumin-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips »Helen Rosner

Gascon-Style Beef Stew (Daube de Boeuf À la Gasconne)

Gascon-Style Beef Stew (Daube de Boeuf À la Gasconne)
A rich beef and root vegetable stew is made with armagnac, chocolate and, traditionally, Madiran wine. We use pinot noir instead for a lighter, more nuanced version. Get the recipe for Gascon-Style Beef Stew (Daube de Boeuf À la Gasconne) »Penny De Los Santos

Aunt Gillie's Matzo Ball Soup

Aunt Gillie's Matzo Ball Soup
Chicken soup may or may not be a cure-all for physical and psychic ills, but if you add a few matzo balls it definitely becomes a deli classic. This recipe, from Gillie Feuer of Long Island, New York, was a tightly held secret, until we pried it loose. The key? Lots of veggies, and her light and floaty dumplings. Get the recipe for Aunt Gillie's Matzo Ball Soup »Laura Sant