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Creamy Parsnip Soup

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  • Servings:

    12 (289 g) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    15 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    30 minutes


Snatch up parsnips while they're in season to enjoy their marvelous, rooty flavors. A touch of crisped prosciutto offers a rich contrast to the hearty simplicity of the earthy parsnips.
2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
1 lg. onion, coarsely chopped
4 c. low-sodium vegetable broth
4 c. water
2 1/2 lbs. parsnips, peeled and cubed
2 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into 1/4-in. strips (optional)
1 c. skim milk
1 T. thyme leaves
1/8 t. salt
1/4 t. freshly ground pepper
Creamy Parsnip Soup


1. In a large pot, heat half of the olive oil. Add the onion, cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the broth and water along with the parsnips and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and simmer over low heat until the parsnips are tender.
2. In a small skillet, heat the remaining olive oil. Add the prosciutto and cook over moderately high heat, tossing, until crisp. Transfer the prosciutto to a paper towel-,-lined plate to drain.
3. Puree the soup until very smooth. Stir in the milk and bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring a few times. Season the soup with salt and pepper and ladle into bowls. Garnish with the prosciutto and thyme leaves and serve.


Nutritional Facts
Servings 12 (289 g)
Base Nutrients
Calories 109 kcal (5%)
Calories from Fat 23 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 3 g (4%)
Saturated Fat 0 g (2%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 89 mg (4%)
Total Carbohydrates 20 g (7%)
Dietary Fiber 5 g (21%)
Protein 2 g (3%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C 17 mg (19%)
Calcium 78 mg (6%)
Iron 1 mg (5%)