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Parsnip Purée

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author http://thefooddept.blogspot.com.au


  • 3 large parsnips , peeled
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 cups good quality chicken stock
  • White pepper to taste


  1. Cut the parsnips into quarters lengthways, roughly chop into chunks and set aside.
  2. Heat butter in a large saucepan until bubbling, add the onion and garlic and sauté until onion is softened but not browned. Add the parsnip chunks and sauté for a further 5 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer 15 minutes, remove the lid and simmer for a further 15 "“ 20 minutes or until most of the stock has evaporated.
  3. Blend the parsnip with the remaining stock from the pot until smooth. If you would like the puree a little thinner adjust with a little extra stock or some cream. Season to taste and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

This purée is absolutely delectable - even those of you you think you don't like parsnip are sure to love it. It is rich, creamy and makes a wonderful side dish with chicken.