Parsnip Casserole

"A nice way to enjoy parsnips; especially for those who have never tried them."
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  • Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease/spray a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish.
  • Cook sliced parsnips and carrots in boiling, salted water until tender (about 12-15 minutes); drain and place in prepared casserole dish.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Saute the onions in butter for 3-5 minutes or until soft.
  • Reduce heat to med-low and add flour to saucepan; stirring constantly.
  • Add cream, tarragon, salt, pepper, paprika and ground mustard.
  • Add parmesan cheese and continue to heat over med-low heat, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted and mixture thickens.
  • Evenly pour sauce over parsnip/carrot mixture in casserole dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix together bread crumbs with melted butter; evenly sprinkle over casserole.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400 for about 20 minutes.

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  1. DH and I thought this was great. We both really like parsnips. I didn't have any breadcrumbs and felt as though I needed to top the dish with something, so I used bacon. Made for ZWT6.
  2. Nice recipe for parsnip, I never heard of it before. My family and I tried parnsip for the first time. It ws good, I enjoyed it. The kids not so much. I think it is because we are not used to the parsnip taste.
  3. This is a very tasty casserole. Our first experience with parsnips and we are now exploring other recipes. I wonder if you could use something other than half-and-half to make it healthier....
  4. I love parsnips but I'm the only one in my family who does :( I used this recipe to get my family to try something new and I'm so glad I did! It was delicious! My whole family loved it! The vegs were still firm and the sauce was so rich and creamy. I will definitely make this again. Great recipe! [I did double the spices and I added a bit of rutabaga.] Thanks Parsley :)
  5. This is excellant! We were only 5 but we went back for more until it was gone! I also doubled up the spices.



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