10 Tasty Parsnip Recipes

ParsnipsChristmas isn’t Christmas without parsnips! The smell and taste are unlike any other. But once the Christmas dinner is eaten, what else can you do with these traditional veg?

Here are ten parsnip recipe to give you some new ideas aside from classic roasties, including soups and side dishes, tasty main meals and even wine!


1 • Parsnip and Carrots with Soy, Honey and Orange

Roasted parsnips with a tasty twist. (From waitrose.com)

2 • Parsnip and Caramelised Onion Tart

Parsnips cased in pastry and wrapped in cheesy yumminess. (From waitrose.com)

3 • Irish Parsnip Cakes

Quick parsnip patties made from cupboard staples. (From cdkitchen.com)

4 • Parsnip Soup

A pleasing, stomach-warming mix of parsnips, leeks and apples, with spicy curry powder and nutmeg. (From simple-healthy-recipes.com)

5 • Creamed Spinach and Parsnips

Just one word needed – yum! (From foodandwine.com)

6 • Kale with Garlic and Oven-Roasted Parsnips

Full of immune-boosting nutrients. (From delish.com)

7 • Roasted Vegetables with Cardamon

Other recipes at this link include: • Parsnip and Potato Casserole • Parsnip Puree With Apple Layers • Parsnip, Potato and Cheese Cakes • Parsnip, Leek and Carrot Gratin. (From abelandcole.co.uk)

8 • Sauteed Parsnips

Cooked slowly to be tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside (arrrrmadilloooo). Finished with soy sauce. (From noblefoodsfarm.com)

9 • Parsnip Slaw

A new twist on coleslaw for a tangier salad. (From emerils.com)

10 • Parsnip Wine

Cheers! Santé! Prost! Zum Wohl! (From scorpius.spaceports.com)

Also check out Vegging Out’s guide to making your own vegetable crisps. Fresh, homemade parsnip crisps are a real treat.

Parsnip photograph by ghbrett from Flickr.



10 Tasty Brussels Sprouts Recipes

1• Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Red Onion, Chilli and Cumin Seeds

Eat on its own, add cheese or use as an accompaniment to meat. (From eatthinkandbemerry.wordpress.com)

2• Stir-Fried Sprouts with Chestnuts

Brussels sprouts and chestnuts . . . that’s Christmas on a plate. (From http://www.waitrose.com)

3• Brussels Sprouts in Onion Butter

The chicken stock and onions add more flavour to our little green friends. (From http://www.recipezaar.com)

4• Golden-Crusted Brussels Sprouts

Simple, quick and cheesy – mmmmmm. (From http://www.101cookbooks.com)

5• Spicy Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

Brussels casserole style with a ‘unique flavour’ courtesy of onion, horseradish and parsley. (From http://www.tasteofhome.com)

6• Brussels Sprouts with Apples

Brussels with apple, lemon, raisins and nutmeg, perfect for sweet-tooths. (From find.myrecipes.com)

7• Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted with cayenne pepper for a spicy tang. (From http://www.cookography.com)

8• Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

With garlic, mustard and vermouth. Mmmm. (From http://www.elise.com)

9• Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad

Warm and satisfying with garlic, bacon and country-style bread. (From http://www.msnbc.msn.com)

10• Creamed Brussels Sprouts

Rich and creamy with aromatic nutmeg. Pure indulgence. (From http://www.sprig.com)