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Instant Pot Parsnip Soup Recipe

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Looking for a simple, tasty soup that won’t weigh you down? Look no further! Our Instant Pot Parsnip Soup is here to satisfy your cravings without the hassle. Packed with big flavors and bariatric-friendly goodness, this recipe is your ticket to a quick and delicious meal that won’t break the scale.

instant pot parsnip soup.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe?

  • Health-Conscious: This parsnip soup recipe caters to bariatric diets without compromising on taste.
  • Simple and Quick: The Instant Pot ensures a fuss-free, speedy preparation.
  • Nutritious: Parsnips are packed with vitamins and fiber, making this a wholesome choice.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Parsnips: The star ingredient, parsnips lend a sweet, earthy flavor and are packed with fiber, making the soup filling yet low in calories.
  • Onion: Provides a savory depth that complements the sweetness of the parsnips.
  • Boiling Water & Vegetable Stock Cubes: Together, they form a flavorful liquid base for the soup. The stock enhances the vegetable flavors.
  • Salt and Pepper: Enhance the natural flavors of the ingredients.
  • Semi Skimmed Milk: Adds a touch of creaminess to the soup without adding too many extra calories, keeping it bariatric-friendly.
Parsnip chopped into small squares in a chopping board.

How to Make Instant Pot Parsnip Soup?

This Instant Pot or pressure cooker soup is a great way to make a healthy soup quick and easy for all the family. The recipe makes 8 servings which is great if you’re wanting to batch cook.

By adding skimmed milk instead of cream you can still get a creamed soup texture with all the delicious flavors.

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Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

Begin by chopping the onion and the parsnip into small pieces.

Step 2: Sauté the Onion

Turn on the browning button to start using your Instant Pot. Add the onion and sauté.

Onion for Instant Pot Parsnip Soup.

Step 3: Add Broth to the Pot

Once the onion is soft, combine the boiling water and vegetable stock into a jug and pour into the pressure cooker once dissolved.

Pouring water for making soup.

Step 4: Cook The Parsnip

Add the chopped parsnip into the Instant Pot, put the lid in place, and set the Instant Pot on the stew or soup section for 25 minutes.

Step 5: Blend The Soup

Once the Instant Pot has finished cooking the soup, liquify the mixture using a handheld blender or pour it into a larger blender.

Creamy Parsnip Soup In A Bowl.

Step 6: Season

Add salt and pepper to the pureed soup. Finally, add the milk, stirring occasionally to create a creamy soup texture.

Parsnip Soup in a bowl ready to eat.

Your bariatric-friendly parsnip soup is ready. Serve with crusty bread drizzled with olive oil for a tasty meal. I also love to add a little parmesan cheese for extra flavor.

Collage of images having parsnip soup.

Cooking Tips

  1. Choose Fresh, Firm Parsnips: They have the best flavor and texture for your soup.
  2. Use The Sauté Function: Brown the onions and parsnips before pressure cooking to enhance their sweetness.
  3. Add Herbs And Spices: Ingredients like thyme, rosemary or nutmeg can add depth to your parsnip soup.
  4. Be Mindful Of Cooking Time: Overcooking can make the soup too thick while undercooking can leave the parsnips too crunchy.
  5. Blend To Desired Consistency: For a creamier soup, blend longer; for a chunkier texture, blend less.

Variations

Here are the best variations for preparing this creamy soup:

  • Creamy Parsnip and Apple Soup: This variation combines the earthiness of parsnips with the sweet tartness of apples. A splash of cream at the end adds a luxurious finish.
  • Spiced Parsnip Soup: Add a touch of warmth to your parsnip soup with a blend of spices like cumin, coriander, and turmeric. The spices lend a beautiful golden hue and an aromatic flavor.
  • Parsnip and Leek Soup: The addition of leeks to the traditional parsnip soup offers a subtle onion-like flavor. Garnish with crispy leeks for added crunch and flavor.
  • Roasted Parsnip and Garlic Soup: Adding roasted parsnips and roasted garlic before blending intensifies their flavors. This variation is perfect for those who love a deep, savory soup.
  • Parsnip and Pear Soup: The sweetness of ripe pears balances the earthy flavor of parsnips in this variation. A sprinkling of blue cheese and lemon juice on top adds a sharp tanginess.

Storage Instructions

Cool the Soup: First, allow the soup to cool before refrigerating it. This can be done by leaving it at room temperature for a while, or for quicker results, placing the pot in an ice bath.

Transfer to Containers: Once cooled, transfer the soup into airtight containers. These could be glass or plastic containers with secure lids or even resealable plastic bags.

Leave Space for Expansion: Ensure there is some space left at the top of the container, as soup tends to expand when frozen.

Freeze: If storing for more than a few days, consider freezing it.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

Here are 7 simple sides to serve with parsnip soup:

FAQ’s

What Do Parsnips Taste Like?

Parsnips have a sweet, earthy and slightly nutty flavor. Their sweetness intensifies when cooked, with a hint of spiciness that adds to their unique taste.

Can I substitute Other Vegetables For Parsnips In The Soup?

While parsnips lend a unique flavor to the soup, you can substitute them with other root vegetables if you wish.

Turnips, rutabagas, or even sweet potatoes could work well. However, keep in mind that this will change the flavor profile of the soup.

What Kind Of Stock Should I Use For Parsnip Soup?

You can use either vegetable broth or chicken stock for making Parsnip Soup.

If you want a richer flavor, chicken stock is a good choice. For a vegetarian or vegan version, use vegetable stock.

How Can I Make My Parsnip Soup Creamier?

To make your Parsnip Soup creamier, you can add more cream or blend some cooked white beans into this delicious soup.

The beans will not only make the soup creamier but also add protein to it. Alternatively, you can also use coconut milk for a dairy-free option.

How Do I Make My Parsnip Soup Smoother?

For a smoother soup, make sure to blend the soup well after cooking. If you want an extra smooth texture, you can pass the soup through a fine sieve.

Is Parsnip Soup Less Carbs Than Potato Soup?

Yes. Parsnips are lower in carbs then potatoes making this a lower carb soup option.

Can I Cook This On The Stove Top?

Yes, if cooking on a stove top cook for the same time period on a low-medium heat.

Creamy Parsnip Soup In A Bowl.

Instant Pot Parsnip Soup

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Instant Pot Parsnip soup is delicious and easy to cook. Enjoy the flavors of parsnip soup.

Ingredients

  • 400g or 1 pound of parsnips
  • 1 large onion
  • 400 ml boiling water
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • salt and pepper
  • 100 ml Semi Skimmed Milk

Instructions

  1. Begin by chopping the onion and the parsnip into small pieces.
  2. Turn on the browning button to start using your Instant Pot. Add the onion and sauté.
  3. Once the onion is soft, combine the boiling water and vegetable stock into a jug and pour into the pressure cooker once dissolved.
  4. Add the chopped parsnip into the instant pot, put the lid in place and set the instant pot on the stew or soup section for 25 minutes.
  5. Once the Instant Pot has finished cooking the soup, liquify the mixture using a handheld blender or pour into a larger blender.
  6. Add salt and pepper to the pureed soup. Finally add the milk stirring occasionally to create a creamy soup texture.
  7. Your bariatric friendly parsnip soup is ready. Serve with crusty bread drizzled with olive oil for a tasty meal. I also love to add a little parmesan cheese for extra flavor.

Notes

  • Choose Fresh, Firm Parsnips: They have the best flavor and texture for your soup.
  • Use The Sauté Function: Brown the onions and parsnips before pressure cooking to enhance their sweetness.
  • Add Herbs And Spices: Ingredients like thyme, rosemary, or nutmeg can add depth to your parsnip soup.
  • Be Mindful Of Cooking Time: Overcooking can make the soup too thick while undercooking can leave the parsnips too crunchy.
  • Blend To Desired Consistency: For a creamier soup, blend longer; for a chunkier texture, blend less.
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 218mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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