Parsnip Soup

"Simple parsnip soup, good on a cold, wet and windy day. Serve with bread and butter."
photo by a user photo by a user
Ready In:




  • Peel the parsnips and chop roughly into even sized pieces.
  • Slice the onion.
  • Heat the oil in a oven proof pot and saute the vegetables for 4 to 5 mins until they begin to soften but not to colour.
  • Add thyme (chopped), enough water to cover the vegetables and the stock cube and bring to a simmer.
  • Put on the lid and pop into the oven (bottom oven of the AGA) for 30 mins or until the vegetables are cooked through.
  • Or continue to cook on the stove top at a simmer until the vegetables are cooked through. If cooking on the stove top check from time to time that the vegetables have enough liquid, you dont want them to burn!
  • When the vegetables are cooked let them cool and then blitz the contents of the pot to a puree.
  • Return the puree to the pan and add enough milk and water to make the consistancy that you like for your soup.
  • Reheat, check seasonings and serve.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. Michael T.
    Superb! I used semi skimmed milk and it still tasted great. I'd recommend giving it a go. It's so simple. Many thanks
  2. Valerie M.
    Made this soup in a soup maker. Could do with some more parsnips and used a carrot instead of the milk, the thyme was all we could taste and there was just way too much. When I make it next time not using the thyme.
  3. getlost
    good easy recipe to follow, I like the idea to finish the cooking in the oven.
  4. ericmoneyman
    what an amazing soup, first class.


<p>I live in the Somerset countryside, cook on an AGA and keep a few chickens. This year I am growing veggies as well and it's been a success so far:-) I'm also a keen knitter. You can see more on my blog. <br /> <br /> I like cooking old fashioned dishes like stews and casseroles, I don't eat much meat but I do like cheese and chocolate :-) <br /> <br /><img src= alt= /></p>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes