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Parsnip and Potato Soup

This Parsnip and Potato Soup is creamy, slightly sweet, and everything you want in a homemade soup.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 to 6 Servings
Calories 258 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds parsnips , peeled and chopped
  • 2 big potatoes , peeled and chopped
  • 2 big carrots , cleaned and sliced in 1-inch rounds
  • 1 medium yellow onion , chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil , or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth , or enough to just cover the vegetables - you can also use 2 cans (14.5-ounces each) of vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk (you can also use half & half or heavy cream) , optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder , optional


  1. Melt the butter in a large heavy pot and pour in the olive oil.
  2. Add the chopped parsnips, potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, parsley, basil, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.

  3. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Stir in the vegetable broth.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Discard bay leaf.
  7. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend the soup until creamy. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a blender and blend until smooth. This should be done in several batches.
  8. Return soup to pot and, if using, add milk; add in chili powder and stir to combine.

  9. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 7

Nutrition Facts
Parsnip and Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 843mg35%
Potassium 1005mg29%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 4685IU94%
Vitamin C 36.3mg44%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.