Spiced Parsnip Soup 17p a serving. Serve with tomato scone or herb bread


Spiced Parsnip Soup 17p a serving. Serve with tomato scone or herb bread

This is a delicious soup. Mildly spicy and creamy, a lovely cold weather lunch, filling, warming and tasty. On meal plan 4, we have 2 soups during the week, this one and a green pea soup. To serve with them we have either herb bread or tomato scones. It is your choice what you have with which soup

If you’re not doing the meal plan you can suit yourself what you have with it of course 🙂

curried parsnip soup recipe

Curried Parsnip Soup

Makes 4 portions, freezes well
1 med onion, 100g, chopped, Asda 2kg/£1.18 6p
1 clove garlic, crushed, 25p/bulb, 5p
200g parsnip, chopped, no need to peel, 500g/75p, 30p
200g potato, chopped, no need to peel, Asda 2.5kg/£1, 8p
150ml UHT value milk, 53p/litre, 8p
2tblsp veg oil, £1.25/litre, 4p
1 stock cube, 10/20p, 4p
Heaped tsp KTC mild curry powder, 49p, 2p, if you are following meal plan 4, there is plenty of this available, so use more if you like.

Sauté the onion, garlic, parsnip and potato in the oil until soft. Add the curry powder and sizzle for a couple of minutes to bring out the flavour of the spices.
Add stock cube and a litre of water. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add the milk and whizz until smooth
Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, and more curry powder if you like. Add more water if you like a thinner soup
Some chopped chives or parsley would be nice on top of this, or a swirl of something creamy.

Serve a quarter each for 2 meals if following meal plan 4, with either herb bread or tomato scone, your choice.

per serving of soup (no scone/herb bread) 166 calories, 3g protein, 9g fat, 16g carbs

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  1. Erica Thompson

    Just a heads up. Just come to this meal plan 4 and the link to the parsnip soup is broken.

  2. plasterers bristol

    Hmm these look delicious, thanks for posting up this recipe, looks quite simple to make.


  3. Lesley

    glad you liked it John

  4. John

    Very nice,thanks for the recipe.

  5. Lesley

    Helen, UHT is actually about the same, or maybe even more expensive at the moment with the milk price war going on.

    But even if it wasn’t, any milk at all is fine, UHT, fresh, dried, all the same in this

  6. Helen

    Hi I know obviously it is cheaper to use UHT milk but can I just use fresh milk?
    That might be a really stupid question but you never know 🙂

  7. Lesley

    Phryne, it’s just the brand name. I have just looked it up on mySupermarket to post the link, but it isn’t showing today. It was the cheapest option with the budget, no other reason. Any curry powder is fine, and of course if you want a hot one, use that.

  8. Phryne

    Lesley – just curious but what is ‘KTC’?



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