Are you looking for a quick, no-fuss cream of parsnip soup recipe? Look no further. This simple recipe will take between 45 minutes and 1-hour to complete. You probably have most of the ingredients at home in your fridge or pantry. And, it’s a great homemade flavor everyone in the will love, even the pickiest of eaters.
Whether you’re looking for a tasty recipe after a long day at work or something to help get you over that cold that’s been lingering for a few days, we’ve got the perfect homemade cream of parsnip soup recipe for you to try out.
Ingredients for Cream of Parsnip Soup
Okay, as we mentioned above, you probably have most, if not all, of these ingredients lying around in the kitchen and your herb garden. You’ll need
2-tsp unsalted butter
3/4-cup heavy cream
3/4-tsp salt (+/- as needed)
Pinch of pepper
1-cup diced shallots
1/4-cup diced onions
3/4-cup white wine
5 cups (1.18 l) of chicken stock
3.5 cups (0.83 l) of peeled parsnips
3/4-tsp white vinegar
You’ll combine these ingredients to prepare your cream of parsnip soup.
Directions: Preparing your Cream of Parsnip Soup
To prepare your cream of parsnip soup recipe, you’ll melt your butter over a low to medium heat. To the pan, you’ll add the shallots, onions, and vinegar stir until it’s translucent in the pan, or up to about 5 minutes. Add your wine and bring this to a simmer. You’ll then add the
Salt and pepper and bring this to a boil.
It will take about 45 minutes for the parsnips to soften. Remove the ingredients and place them in an immersion blender to purée. You’ll then take the purée, and place it back in your pan on a low to the medium setting, slowly adding and whisking in the heavy cream. You’ll set the ingredients over low heat and reheat it when you’re ready to serve.
The total preparation time is about one-hour, after adding and whisking in your heavy cream.
Vegetable stock can be used to replace the meat stock or water in just about any recipe. It adds a hint of flavor and extra nutrition to soups, risotto, and more. This very basic recipe is really just a guideline – there is no right or wrong recipe for vegetable stock. You can add just about anything – a solitary mushroom or tomato sitting in your fridge, the potato skins you didn’t want in your mashed potatoes – and if you don’t have one of the ingredients listed here, just substitute something else.
large stock pot
1 large onion
2 large carrots
2 stalks celery and a few of their leaves
1 bunch scallions (both white and green parts)
2 teaspoon vegetable or olive oil
8 cloves crushed garlic
8 parsley sprigs
6 thyme sprigs
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons salt
2 Quarts water
Scrub and roughly chop onion, carrots, celery, and scallions.
Heat the oil in the pot over high heat, add the vegetables, garlic, and herbs
Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add salt and water, bring to a boil.
Lower heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
Strain and use, or let cool and store in refrigerator or freezer.
Stock freezes well, so make a big batch, then freeze as ice cubes or in small containers and then pull out as much broth as you need the next time you make soup.