November 22, 2017

Roasted Parsnip Soup with Bacon Bits and a Kick

Parsnip Soup

Picture it, im stood in the kitchen 3 seconds away from throwing out some Parsnips I’d bought in bulk a few days ago.  Then I suddenly think, wait a minute, I have nothing for dinner…

Oh, I know! Parsnip soup.

I was not expecting the most delicious dinner I had in a long time to be the result of this situation.  It is totally delicious and I urge anyone who loves parsnip to take this recipe I created to use up old veg and turn it into the star of the show.  It would make the best Christmas day starter!

This recipe had a little spice but you could of course tone it down a little for any chilli haters (not my firends)!

Let me just add, on this same day I had some old muffins in the cupboard which only added to the amazingness of this recipe… Parsnip Soup with toasted muffins and scrummy melted butter.

Wow this was a happy happy day for me!



Roasted Parsnip Soup with Bacon Bits and a Kick


6-8 Large Parsnips

1 large carrot

4 potatoes

1 tsp. honey

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. cayenne Pepper

1/2 tsp.  ground black pepper

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. butter

2 onions

2 chicken stock cubes

5 cups water

8 rashers of bacon

1 cup full-fat milk



  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/390F
  • Scrub clean the parsnips, carrot, and potatoes, cut into large chunks and place on a large baking tray
  • Combine the honey, oil, cayenne, and pepper in a small dish and drizzle over the vegetables, sprinkle over the salt and bake for 40 minutes
  • Meanwhile, place a large soup pot over a medium heat and melt the butter
  • Peel and roughly dice the onion and add to the melted butter and saute until translucent
  • Crush the stock cubes and add to the onions and combine, then quickly add the water and stir until dissolved
  • Add the roasted vegetables to the soup pot and simmer on a low heat for 10-15 minutes
  • Cook the bacon in a frying pan until brown then allow to cool on some kitchen paper to drain off any excess fat
  • Take the soup off the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before adding the milk
  • Blend the soup until smooth with a hand/immersion blender, adding a little water to achieve the desired consistency
  • Cut the bacon into small chunks and stir into the soup
  • Put back on a low heat until piping hot, then serve


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Author:Nicola Turner

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