Parsnip Potato Gratin Recipe
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Parsnip Potato Gratin Recipe

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Parsnips don't get much space in the produce section. But their subtle sweetness makes them worth the hunt.—Kerry Dingwall, Ponte Vedra, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 large parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 412 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 268mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. Layer the potatoes, onions, parsnips and 3/4 cup cheese in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the flour, salt, pepper; gradually whisk in cream. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; pour over vegetables. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  2. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender and top is golden brown. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Parsnip Potato Gratin in Taste of Home November 2011, p89

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cafritz User ID: 1148899 191752
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"I used smoked gruyere. The onions must have been very sweet as I thought it was too sweet. I'll use less onion next time, and try and find an onion that is not so sweet."

administrator User ID: 1996148 177198
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"This is very good and I have given this to many of my Friends and Family."

alison617 User ID: 6688191 109319
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"Can I make this the night before and reheat the next day?"

mishore User ID: 1979300 109318
Reviewed May. 3, 2012

"This is really very, very good. We cut the recipe in half because there are only two of us at this stage in life....... but we did make a huge pan of it when the kids were all over for dinner. Everybody agrees it is a really great recipe, and a nice new twist on the potato gratin classic. My husband adds a few green onions, chopped to give it some color and interest. WE LOVE IT!"

CookingSJS User ID: 6383207 194158
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"I didn't put as many parsnips in as the receipe called for and it was still very good."

Sugarbearchef User ID: 4480824 177538
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Yum! This was a fun way to try a new exotic veggie. If you don't have parsnips, just potatoes would be good too. The parsnips give it a wonderful flavor though. Our family loved this, the swiss cheese sauce was so good, I'll never buy canned alfredo again. I may try the sauce on macaroni."

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