It’s winter, which means that your local farmer’s market is replete with root vegetables of every size and description. But before you reach for that butternut squash (again), why not consider the oft-overlooked, yet oh-so tasty parsnip instead? Sweet, nutty and mildly spicy—these cream-colored beauties are rich in both fiber and vitamin C, and boast a starchy texture that’s well-suited for roasting, mashing and puréeing into soup. Read on for a roundup of the best parsnip recipes around so you can add these seasonal gems to your rotation stat.
19 Parsnip Recipes That Will Earn the Veggie a Regular Spot on Your Dinner Table
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1. Gluten-free Sweet Potato Kugel With Spiralized Parsnips
No need to wait for a Jewish high holiday to enjoy this hearty potato and parsnip kugel from Coterie member Phoebe Lapine. It’s gluten-free, Paleo and Whole 30-friendly and goes down easy on any occasion.
5. Spiralized Parsnip Nests With Eggs, Bacon And Arugula
These parsnip nests, courtesy of Coterie member Ali Maffucci, boast a baked egg and crumbled bacon garnish, not to mention a presentation so pretty you’ll want to throw a brunch party.
8. Parsnip Soufflé
Coterie member Carlene Thomas’s parsnip soufflé is a guilt-free indulgence that has all the decadence of a classic soufflé without the copious amounts of dairy.
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