Parsnip Puree with Parmesan Cheese

Ring the changes and go for a cheese and parsnip combo in Merilees Parker's tasty side dish
By Merrilees Parker
Parsnip Puree with Parmesan Cheese
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 550 g parsnips, cut into chunks
  • 4 tbsp double cream, approximate quantity
  • 50 g parmesan, grated
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped


1. Cook the parsnips in boiling water until soft. Drain (reserving a few tablespoons of the cooking liquid), and blend in a food processor until smooth. Gradually add the cream, 1 tablespoon at a time. You may have to add more than the specified amount at the top in order to get the right consistency.

2. Transfer the pureed parsnips from the blender to a bowl and fold in the Parmesan cheese.

3. If the puree is too thick, loosen its consistency with a few tablespoons of the cooking liquid. Serve hot.

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