Creamy Parsnip Soup

Creamy Parsnip Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs parsnips (amount in your box), cut into 1” pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 quarts vegetable or chicken broth
  • ¼ c. heavy cream (optional)
  • ⅛ tsp. allspice
  • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 8 pieces of bacon, cooked, drained, & chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place parsnips in single layer on rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Roast until brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  4. Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Add onion & sauté until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add garlic & parsnips & sauté 5 minutes.
  7. Add stock & boil until parsnips are tender, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add cream, if desired, & remove from heat.
  9. Puree soup in blender (in batches) or with an immersion blender.
  10. Return to saucepan.
  11. Stir in allspice & nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  12. Bring soup to simmer.
  13. Ladle into bowls.
  14. Top with bacon , if desired, & serve.