Parsnip Champ recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Parsnips are mashed with spring onions, parsley, thyme, butter and cream in this delicious alternative to regular champ. Serve with your favourite roasted meat.


  • 600g parsnips
  • Bunch of spring onions
  • Small handful freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 50ml double cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel and dice the parsnips. Place into a pan of salted water and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and leave to air dry for 1-2 minutes. Meanwhile, thinly slice the spring onions.

  2. Place the parsnips into a bowl. Mash until as smooth as possible using a potato masher. Stir in the spring onions, parsley, thyme, butter, double cream and salt and pepper. Keep mashing until you reach the desired smoothness.

Use regular onion instead of spring onion if desired, or experiment with the herbs that you use. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

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