Cream of Parsnip Soup: Irresistibly Easy, Velvety, and Comforting

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Cream of Parsnip Soup: Irresistibly Easy, Velvety, and Comforting | 31Daily.com

Cream of Parsnip Soup is a rich and velvety soup, perfect to start any meal, or served all by itself.

This quick and easy root vegetable soup is slightly sweet, with an almost nutty flavor that pairs well with the rich cream.

A soup I serve throughout the winter months and into the spring as my chives begin to grow in my kitchen garden.

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Cream of Parsnip Soup: Irresistibly Easy, Velvety, and Comforting

Cream of Parsnip Soup: Irresistibly Easy, Velvety, and Comforting | 31Daily.com

Cream of Parsnip Soup is a rich and velvety soup, perfect to start any meal, or served all by itself.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery (1 cup), chopped
  • 3 parsnips, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 15 ounce can of chicken stock (2 cups)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • small bunch fresh chives for garnish (about 1 tablespoon)

Instructions

In a Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat and saute the onion and celery until tender, about 5 minutes. Do not let the onion brown. Stir in the parsnips and potatoes. Pour the chicken stock over the vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

Remove from the heat and use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Or transfer it to a blender and puree in batches. Wipe out the Dutch oven and return the soup. Stir in the half and half, salt, and pepper to taste; cook over low heat for another 7 minutes, or until steaming.

Ladle into soup bowls and serve with a swirl of cream, garnish with chives.

Cream of Parsnip Soup: Irresistibly Easy, Velvety, and Comforting | 31Daily.com

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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