Braised Parnsips

CSA member Jane says, “this recipe is another quick one, and a really lovely way to enjoy your parsnips! You can replace the cream with another non-dairy milk like coconut (in which case I would swap out the sage for ginger root). This makes 1-2 side-dish portions. It can also be used to create a puree or soup (both of which I think would be really tasty with the addition of apples – just toss in a cut up skinned apple at the beginning with the parsnip). The soup would also fare well with the addition of some of those lovely Root Radical carrots!”

Braised Parsnips


  • 6 parsnips washed and sliced in half lengthways
  • 1 ½ cups stock chicken or vegetables
  • 5-10 sage leaves
  • ¼ cup cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in pot over medium heat, and cook parsnips for about 5 minutes, until sides are golden brown.
  2. Add in stock and sage and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add cream.
  4. Serve immediately as a side or transfer to blender, reserving half the liquid, to make a puree (add more liquid as needed).