Savor the comforting charm of this Creamy Parsnip Soup — This recipe offers a velvety-smooth texture and a delicate balance of flavors, making it a perfect choice for a cozy meal. In just under an hour, you'll transform humble parsnips into a comforting masterpiece. It's straightforward steps and wholesome ingredients, it's a delightful way to embrace the changing seasons.
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4 people
Peel the parsnips and chop them into chunks. The rustic, uneven cuts will add character to the final soup.
In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion turns translucent and fragrant.
Introduce the parsnip chunks to the pot, stirring to coat them with the buttery aromatics. Allow them to cook for about 5 minutes, letting the flavors meld.
Pour in the vegetable broth, covering the parsnips. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Let it cook until the parsnips are tender, approximately 20-25 minutes.
Using an immersion blender, carefully puree the soup until it achieves a smooth, velvety consistency. Alternatively, transfer the mixture to a blender in batches, blending until smooth. Return the blended soup to the pot.
Stir in the milk or cream to create a lusciously creamy texture. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste, adjusting the flavors to your preference.
Ladle the creamy parsnip soup into bowls. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley or chives for a burst of color and added freshness.
A soup is a great way to sneak any leftover veggies that need using up!