Parsnips! On the outside they may seem like pale, slightly dowdier carrots—the less-flashy root vegetable that doesn't get to star in Instagram photos or headline crudité platters. But underneath its slightly "blah" exterior lies a (delicious) heart of gold; oh, how we have been wasting parsnips' potential! Starchy, nutty, and endlessly versatile, parsnips should be your new favorite root vegetable.
Hear us out: Parsnips shine just as brightly in sweet recipes as in savory. Parsnips are excellent mashed, roasted, or grated into cakes and latkes. Plus, "parsnip" is also a very fun word to say.
Have we convinced you? If we haven't, these 16 recipes will do the trick.
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