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Updated on September 16, 2013

Delicious & Easy Parsnip and Onion Soup - Helps Prevent Diabetes, Cancer & Heart Disease

Batman may know how to fight crime in Gotham City, but the parsnip helps you prevent many diseases that can invade your body.

Late Summer brings about thoughts of the upcoming Fall Harvest season. Amongst the pumpkins, gourds, dry seed corn and other Autumn garden foods, parsnips are one of the most overlooked, healthy vegetables.

Parsnip and onion soup is not only hearty, it is also very tangy and tasty. Parsnips are also known as one of the super foods that will help prevent diabetes and other health conditions.

The smell of parsnip soup in a crock pot, on its way to completion, is a sign that Fall has arrived. Soup is a staple in the Fall and Winter and not only tastes great, it can warm the body for outside activity. I remember my Grandmother cooking parsnips in her soup and the smell is not only nostalgic to me, but heavenly.

This parsnip and onion soup recipe is something very easy to make. I experimented until I found the perfect taste.

Please enjoy and I would love to hear what you think of it!

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Parsnip and Onion Soup
Parsnip and Onion Soup
Parsnips
Parsnips

Parsnips are not just for Grandma

Long ago, parsnips were a staple food for many families.

It is a fibrous root vegetable that is not only tasty, it provides numerous health benefits and is also filling.

Believe it or not, about 100 years ago, parsnips were more popular than the potato. They were easier to grow and required less care and maintenance during the growing season. The seeds were also very easy and inexpensive to obtain.

Parsnips are grown from seeds, planted in the early Spring and best when harvested in the early Fall, after the first frost. If you would like an even sweeter parsnip, you can also leave them in the ground until the following Spring. They key is, however, to ensure that they have been exposed to some cold or they won't be as tender or tasty.

They have a fibrous center than can be eaten but is almost woody in texture if not cooked long enough. I prefer to remove this center before cooking my parsnips. It makes the cooking completion time much less.

Parsnips can be roasted and also mashed, like potatoes. My favorite recipe, however, is to combine them with other vegetables and spices in a soup.

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Mini Crock Pot

The Rival Mini Crock Pot

Crock Pot SCR300-R-NP 3-Quart Round Manual Pattern Slow Cooker
Crock Pot SCR300-R-NP 3-Quart Round Manual Pattern Slow Cooker

This is a small crock pot to cook any type of soup or stew.

This size is perfect for one or two people and especially, if you want to eat everything in one meal, without leftovers.

 

Parsnips are a Healing Food - What types of health issues can parsnips prevent?

  1. Intestinal Conditions and Diabetes - These are prevented by the heavy parsnip fiber which helps the intestines and blocks the blood sugars.
  2. Cancer - Parsnips are great sources of fiber, Folate and Phenolic Acid, which all have been shown to stop cancer from occurring.
  3. Stroke and other Heart Conditions - The B Vitamin Folate in parsnips helps prevent strokes and heart conditions. Many are deficient in these nutrients and parsnips can provide needed amounts.

The Ingredients - Parsnip & Onion Soup

Ingredients - Parsnip and Onion
Ingredients - Parsnip and Onion
Parsnip Onion Soup
Parsnip Onion Soup
  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 4 hours 45 min
  • Ready in: 5 hours
  • Yields: 2

Ingredients

  • 3 Small - Medium Parsnips
  • 1/2 White or Red Onion
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Pepper
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Add the Ingredients below to a small to medium crock pot. You can use a larger crock pot for more servings, if you desire.
  2. 1) Parsnips - Cut into smaller pieces. If the parsnip is larger, it will have a woody center and you should remove that section.
  3. 2) Chop the onion into small bite size pieces or as desired.
  4. 3) Add a tablespoon of fresh garlic - I use garlic from a jar but you can add any garlic.
  5. 4) Sprinkle salt, pepper and Italian seasoning as desired.
  6. 5) Cover the contents with filtered water.
  7. 6) Turn the crock pot on high and in about 3 hours, stir the ingredients
  8. 7) Depending on the crock pot, the soup should be ready in 5-6 hours. The longer the cook time, the more tender the parsnips will be.
  9. Add carrots & potatoes to the soup for a heartier meal.
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Autumn will be arriving Soon - Will you be making Parsnip Soup? - Please leave some comments below!

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      Pam Irie 3 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Looking forward to some great parsnip soup. :)

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      Eurotraveller 4 years ago

      Roast them first then make the soup, it just unlocks the flavour.

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @tonyaalves3: You are welcome!

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      tonyaalves3 4 years ago

      Thanks for your printable version of the parsnip soup.