Published on January 19, 2016

Cook ‘em, bake ‘em, whip ‘em — this underrated and underused veggie is quite versatile — and delicious! So what do you say, ready to partake in parsnips? 

spiced parsnips muffins

Make a sweet and filling breakfast that you can eat on the go. Just remember to drizzle some honey on top and you’re all set for a great day. 

potato & parsnip healthier latkes

Love latkes but hate overloading on carbs? Replace some of the potato in the recipe with parsnips for a slightly sweet taste. 

paprika parsnip fries

Love getting fries at Sunday brunch? Make a new year-friendly batch with parsnips. Paprika and a creamy sauce make it your new favorite “indulgence.”

parsnip gratin with gruyere and thyme

Feeding a family of picky eaters? The cheese on this ooey gooey baked dish might do the trick. These veggies were never so kid-friendly. 

herbed polenta with parsnip chips and maple butter

This gorgeous dish mixes rich flavors for a warm and cozy snack. Enjoy them by the fire with a book or with your friends at your next Downton Abbey viewing party. (They taste good with The Bachelor, too)!

sausage muffins with whipped parsnips Yes, we said whipped. Next time you’re hosting friends, impress them with this meaty version of a cupcake! 

slow cooker parsnip-cauliflower puree with roasted garlic

Are mashed potatoes your favorite? It’s probably because you haven’t tasted these babies yet. Your slow cooker is all you need for a decadent and fluffy parsnip and cauliflower puree. 

parsnip noodle chive waffles

Love your weekend waffles? Try a savory version with this recipe from Inspiralized. Just stick parsnip noodles (made with a spiralizer) in a waffle iron and ta-da! Breakfast is ready.

ginger garlic parsnip noodles

Instead of the crispy fried noodles you love in Asian-style salads (you know what little devils we’re talking about), opt for a healthier crunch with parsnips!

spiced parsnip cake

Looking for something a little different than your typical zucchini or banana bread? Try this cake recipe, full of your favorite winter flavors and spices, like orange zest and clove.