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Parsnip Soup

Parsnip Soup

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square bowl of parsnip soup
Makes: 6 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

If you're looking for delicious ideas for turnips, you've come to the right place! This recipe is full of vegetables and flavor, blended together to create a hearty, satisfying soup.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup celery (chopped)
  • 3 cloves cloves garlic (chopped or ¾ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups parsnips (chopped, about 1 pound)
  • 1 cup potato (peeled and cubed)
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon margarine (unsalted, or butter)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the garlic, salt and pepper; cook for1 minute.
  4. Stir in the parsnips, potato, broth and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes or until the parsnips and potatoes are soft. 
  5. Stir in the margarine or butter and let the soup sit uncovered for 5 minutes.
  6. Puree the soup in batches in a blender, using the manufacturer's directions for pureeing hot liquids.
  7. Heat the soup before serving, stirring in water if it seems too thick.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Make this soup your own with more seasoning. Start with 2 to 3 teaspoons ginger, curry powder, smoked paprika, cumin or thyme.
  • Margarine used for nutrition and cost analysis.
  • Learn more about parsnips, potatoes, garlic, onions, and celery.
Source:

Parsnip Soup from Food Hero, Oregon State University, Cooperative Extension Service.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 138
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 259 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 9 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D N/A
Calcium 53 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium N/A
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 138
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 9 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 2 g
Minerals
Calcium 53 mg
Sodium 259 mg
Iron 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin C 40 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Fruits 1/4 cups
Vegetables 3/4 cups

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