Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Purée
Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Purée is a very simple and full-flavored vegan side dish that is as comforting as mashed potato. Seasoned with flavorful spices that can served for Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Parsnip is typically a winter vegetable, but I always see them in my grocery store all year round. Roasting is my favorite way to enjoy them, but they are also a key flavor ingredient to my gravy when I roast a chicken. You can see that recipe here > Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Delicious Gravy.
This is an oldie but goodie recipe that was originally published in 2015, but I recently updated the pictures and added a step-by-step video.
Parsnips look like white carrots that are just as sweet but with subtle flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon that are slightly nutty and together, they make the best flavor combination.
A vegetable side dish that can also be a soup. While I was making this recipe, it occurred to me that this would make the most delicious carrot and parsnip soup. Just simply add more stock to the blender until it reaches soup consistency.
I served this puree as a side to pork chops along with another seasonal side dish of Peas, Pancetta and Shallots (< click text for recipe).
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24 Comments on “Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Purée”
Did no one notice that, in the instructions to purée, the tool recommended is a “blender”? The photo shows a food processor. I missed seeing the photo, unfortunately.:-(
The recipe works with a blender or a food processor. I’ve adjusted the instructions.
Love the Carrot Puree. You are right, the spices make all the difference. Great recipe and presentation.
This is a great way to toddler-fy any vegetable. Calvin thinks he doesn’t like carrots or parsnips, but if they are pureed, he gobbles them up. I love the spices you chose for roasting.
I LOVE the idea of roasting the veggies before pureeing as it adds such wonderful flavor. And the pairing with lamb is absolutely perfect!
I need some good side dishes to keep in my back pocket, these look lovely!
Loving these recipes for roasted carrot and parsnip purée. Yum!
Roasted veggies are my fave! This looks so amazing. Love the lamb too
I love veggie purees. I love that you roasted the veggies before pureeing them, adds so much flavor!
Ahhh … you’re making me hungry, Janette! I love the idea of plating the purees separately – it makes the meal look restaurant-quality! Yummy!
These are two great sides to serve together and they are also perfect with lamb, nicely done!!
I’ve been wanting to try parsnips. This looks great. Yum’d!
Oh lovely! What a wonderful meal, so beautifully presented Janette!
This is such an elegant looking dish, and I love the flavors! So many lovely spices and herbs going on, along with the sweetness of the root vegetables. My mouth is watering!
Such a beautiful dish! That rack of lamb is a jewel on top of those wonderful purees. I love parsnip puree, but I’ve never had carrot puree. Your recipe sounds incredible – I have to try this!
These are beautiful! I especially appreciate the photo with the carrot plated on top of the purees, you know, me being vegetarian and all. I’ve never gotten “into” parsnips, but this presentation of them makes me really want to try them. And, I adore carrots, so you know I’m going to try the carrot one. And the spices just make them sound over the top yummy!
Thank you Debi. You must get into them, you’ll be hooked. They also give great flavor to broths.
I love both carrot and parsnip purees, but the addition of lamb is just perfect! Awesome dish! Pinned of course!
I happen to really like a puree like this and yours looks perfect.
Me too and thank you Peter.
These look and sound ever so delicious. I love that you roasted them first to bring out all the natural sugars!
Thank you Patty, I don’t think I ever boil vegetables because I’m so into roasting.
Very beautiful dish! Actually when I opened the newsletter, the first thing that attracted me was the nice rack of lamb 🙂 I alway prefer some vegetable puree to add to my main dish, because they can balance the meat and make the dish lighter and healthier. Sharing of course! And looking forward to the lamb recipe 🙂
Thank you so much Maggie.