Make: Spicy Parsnip Soup (Christmas Leftover Recipe!)

Looking for something to make with your leftover vegetables from Christmas dinner? We've got your back with this tasty parsnip soup recipe by Katie's Dad.

This a fantastic recipe to use with any leftover veggies that you might have. You're totally free to get creative and add whatever you like!

Serves: 2
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for this lovely, spicy parsnip soup:

  • 1 large potato
  • 1 large or 2 small parsnips
  • Half an onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 pint of vegetable stock
  • A sprinkling of cayenne pepper or chilli powder
  • As much black pepper as you'd like.
  • A pinch of salt
  • A drizzling of oil for your pan.
  • A sprinkling of paprika (if you love it as much as me, that is!)


  • Peel the potato and parsnip, before chopping them both into small cubes.
  • Slice the onion and crush the garlic.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, then add the onion and garlic.
  • Lightly fry the mix for two minutes.
  • Add the potato and parsnip, and then stir until fully coated in the oil.
  • Slowly add the stock, then the seasoning to taste, and cover the vegetables with it.
  • Bring to the boil for two to three minutes, then turn down the heat and let it all simmer until the vegetables are soft.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Blend it all to the required consistency. (We like it pretty smooth, but you can have it chunky too!)
  • Serve with a sprinkling of paprika, if that's your thing.

Little note: This soup also works with left-over roast parsnips, which give it a slightly smoky flavour. As we said, it's perfect for those Christmas Day leftovers!

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