Creamy Rustic Parsnip Puree

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Creamy Rustic Parsnip Puree is a healthy side dish recipe for dinner that’s packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients. This easy vegetable side dish is also Paleo and gluten free!

If you like parsnip side dish recipes you should also try this recipe for Parsnip Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

Creamy Parsnip Puree in a bowl with a spoon

Creamy Rustic Parsnip Puree

Ahhhh… so I would have totally gotta this post done earlier but ….

I was at the Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions Wildcard game last night and didn’t get back to the hotel till late soooo instead of having a recipe in your inbox this morning I figured a recipe in your inbox for dinner would work out just as well. 🙂

Plus it’s a dinner recipe so it really just makes sense {ok, that’s my way of making myself feeling better that I was unprepared and totally got caught up in the cowboys win last night and ran out of energy to write a post for ya’ll}

Top view of Creamy Parsnip Puree in a blue bowl

But lets just say that I’m totally making up for it with this Rustic Parsnip Puree recipe!

So, parsnips? Do you like them or no?

I actually haven’t had too many dishes with them in it. I tried this fall to make a roasted root vegetable dish that had parsnips in it but it was a #fail! So I scraped that one and then sat in the corner to cry over my burnt mess. However, lucky for you I pulled myself up out of the corner of root vegetable sadness and dived head in to another endeavor.

Side view of Creamy Parsnip Puree in a bowl

This Parsnip Puree Is A Great Healthy Substitute For Mashed Potatoes

This time instead of roasting the parsnips, which is my normal go to vegetable way, I decided to make a puree out of them!

Parsnips by themselves can be a little spicy and overpowering, so I added two yukon potatoes to smooth out the taste a little bit and whoaza it was delicious!

What I love about this recipe is it can be an easy mashed potato substitute! I think it is a lot lighter than mashed potatoes. It definitely doesn’t have as many carbs and has a ton more flavor then regular mashed potatoes. The parsnips are the star in this dish, so if you are a parsnip lover this dish is for you and if your not you will become one after you try this puree!

Creamy Parsnip Puree in a blue bowl

What is The Best Way To Puree The Parsnips? 

One of the kitchen tools I totally recommend if you don’t have one already is an immersion blender, I used it in this dish. It will change your world! It makes things like creamy soups, sauces, or purees super easy to make. No more transferring hot liquids to a blender/food processor to puree. Just stick the immersion blender in the pot, puree the food to your desired consistency and shazam amazingness!

What Type Dinner Does This Side Dish Recipe Go With?

The second thing I recommend is trying this Rustic Parsnip Puree and then serving it with the Chili Rubbed Flank Steak, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Chimichurri sauce that I am sharing with you this Friday.

Guys… it is seriously to die for AND healthy! 🙂

Close up shot of Creamy Parsnip Puree


Creamy Rustic Parsnip Puree

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 17 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 22 mins
  • yield Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • category Category: Side Dish
  • method Method: Stove Top
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Creamy Rustic Parsnip Puree is a healthy side dish recipe for dinner that’s packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients. This easy vegetable side dish is also Paleo and gluten free!



  • 1 lb. of parsnips, peeled and cut
  • 2 yukon potatoes, peeled and cut
  • 3 cups of low sodium chicken stock or vegetables stock
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Place parsnips, potatoes, and broth in a large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, and cook for 15-17 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Puree mixture (including broth) with an immersion blender until smooth. (you could also place entire mixture to blender and puree until smooth)
  5. Add in butter and parsley, stir until butter is melted.
  6. Serve.

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6 Responses
  1. Cara Roxanne

    Made these tonight… my first parsnip experience!

    The only thing I did differently was peel and crush some garlic cloves, and throw them in with the potatoes and parsnip. LOVE. Amazing. Thank you, so good.

    1. Krista

      Hurray! I am actually making them for a dinner I am having tomorrow night, might add the crushed garlic. Love that idea! 🙂 So glad you enjoyed them and feel in love with parsnips Cara.

  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I usually just roast my parsnips – never really made them into anything else before. Thanks for the inspiration.. I have to try out this puree!

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