Parsnip Soup recipe

Parsnips are a lovely sweet vegetable, so this soup with the addition of the deep flavours of garlic and paprika is a real winner.


  • 300g parsnips
  • 150g potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1.2 litres chicken stock
  • Knob of butter
  • 1 tbsp. crème fraiche
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. Peel and chop the parsnips, potatoes, onions and garlic. Try to make sure that the parsnips and potatoes are roughly the same size.

  2. Heat the butter in a pan with a bit of olive oil and fry the onions and garlic on a low heat for about five minutes.

  3. Add the paprika and curry powder and season well. Add the parsnips and potato and cook for a few minutes, then add the stock and bring the mixture to a simmer.

  4. Simmer the mixture for half an hour or so and then blend with a stick blender until really smooth.

  5. Stir through the crème fraiche before serving and sprinkle on a little extra paprika if you want to.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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Parsnip Soup Review by Sallina on 23rd January 2012:

Tastes great! I love it! I was wondering instead of creme fresh does it work with milk?