Ever wondered what a parsnip was? Check out all of my favorite parsnip recipes, and the best ways to make them!

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What is a parsnip?

Parsnips are a root vegetable closely related to both carrots and parsley. It’s root is long and tube-like and it has a light cream colored flesh.

Parsnips are usually cooked, but can be eaten raw just like carrots. Also similar to carrots, they have a very subtle, sweet taste.

There are many ways you can prepare them, and here are some:

  • baked
  • boiled
  • pureed
  • roasted
  • fried
  • grilled
  • steamed

They can be used in soups, stews and casseroles, and when prepared this way they give off a very rick flavor.

They can also be fried or thinly sliced and made into chips to snack on.

Recipes that use parsnips:

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