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Souped, Glazed, and Mashed: Root Vegetables at Their Finest

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If you're like me, you are juuuuust about to reach root vegetable overload. You've dutifully roasted and shredded your carrots, turnips, and rutabagas on repeat. You've explored every possible way to consume a parsnip.

Bad news: Winter is just reaching its peak, and root vegetables are going to be your constant kitchen companions for a few more months yet. Good news: we've rounded up our most triumphant ways to cook them so that you won't suffer from tuber ennui for one more second. Toss them into a spicy, brothy soup, top them with a sweet preserved lemon glaze, or mash them with chipotle and maple syrup. No matter what you do, don't give up on root vegetables—just give these 25 recipes a try.

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Souped

Creamy, Vegan Italian Root Vegetable Soup
Creamy, Vegan Italian Root Vegetable Soup
Sweet Potato Soup with Feta and Za'atar Oil

Sweet Potato Soup with Feta and Za'atar Oil by lauren

Roasted Carrot Soup

Roasted Carrot Soup by Reeve

Turmeric-Miso Soup with Shiitakes, Turnips, and Soba Noodles
Turmeric-Miso Soup with Shiitakes, Turnips, and Soba Noodles
Roasted Beet Soup with Beet Green Polenta Croutons
Roasted Beet Soup with Beet Green Polenta Croutons
Celery Root and Apple Soup with Tarragon

Celery Root and Apple Soup with Tarragon by Josh Cohen

Thyme-Scented Fennel and Leek Soup

Thyme-Scented Fennel and Leek Soup by AntoniaJames

Jerusalem Artichoke and Apple Purée
Jerusalem Artichoke and Apple Purée
 Carrot-Ginger Zinger Soup
Carrot-Ginger Zinger Soup

Glazed (It's mostly carrots)

Seared and Glazed Parsnips with Rosemary
Seared and Glazed Parsnips with Rosemary
Miso Curry Carrots

Miso Curry Carrots by Kristy Mucci

Mixed Colored Carrots with Preserved Lemon Butter and Honeycomb

Mixed Colored Carrots with Preserved Lemon Butter and Hon... by Food52

Pomegranate Roasted Carrots

Pomegranate Roasted Carrots by Melissa Clark

Roasted Baby Turnips with Dijon-Shallot Vinaigrette and Tarragon

Roasted Baby Turnips with Dijon-Shallot Vinaigrette and T... by Ty Ryavec

Mashed

Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Maple Chipotle Sweet Potatoes by ashleyza

Autumn Celeriac (Celery Root) Puree

Autumn Celeriac (Celery Root) Puree by Sonali aka the Foodie Physi...

Parsnip and Potato Mash

Parsnip and Potato Mash by Merrill Stubbs

Carrots Cooked Forever, à la Roy Finamore

Carrots Cooked Forever, à la Roy Finamore by Merrill Stubbs

Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Parsnip and and Potato Mash
Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Parsnip and and Potato Mash

Wildcard!

Herbed Goat Cheese and Root Vegetable Galette
Herbed Goat Cheese and Root Vegetable Galette
Roasted Fennel & White Bean Dip

Roasted Fennel & White Bean Dip by singing_baker

Carrots and Fennel Braised with Orange Zest and Honey

Carrots and Fennel Braised with Orange Zest and Honey by Viviane Bauquet Farre

Yogurt and Beet Salad in the Persian Manner
Yogurt and Beet Salad in the Persian Manner
Spicy-Sweet Carrot Smoothie
Spicy-Sweet Carrot Smoothie

What are your favorite ways to make use of the winter glut of root vegetables? Tell us in the comments!

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Tags: Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter, Vegetable, Root Vegetable