Parsnip Gratin with Emmental and Fresh Thyme

Make this healthier than potato gratin, the best Parsnip Gratin recipe made with melty Emmental or gruyere cheese, fresh thyme, and caramelized onions. The perfect gluten-free vegetarian side dish that you can make in one pan.

How do you like to eat parsnips? These delicious root vegetables are usually a bit sweeter than carrots and we often add them to our chicken soup, but lately, we’ve been making this parsnip gratin inspired by Nigel Slater. It’s easy to make in a skillet – just pop it into the oven and serve alongside a roasted chicken, pork tenderloin, or steak along with a simple salad. This is enough for about four servings. You could also take it a step farther and make it even more decadent by using melted duck fat or schmaltz in place of the butter.

Make a Parsnip Gratin recipe with melted Emmental or Gruyere cheese, fresh thyme, and caramelized onions. The best gluten-free vegetarian side dish that can be a meal, goes with pork tenderloin, or steak dinner.

It’s a slightly lighter gratin compared to a traditional potato gratin, but you’ll still get your starchy vegetable and lots of cheese. It would also work as a hearty vegetarian entree for two on a cold night when you want to be cozy.

 

Parsnip Gratain
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Ingredients
  • 2-3 parsnips
  • 1 onion
  • few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup Emmental or Gruyere cheese, grated
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Thinly slice the parsnips into rounds and the onion into rounds or half rounds. We like to use a Japanese mandoline to get uniform, thin slices. Cook the onion in a skillet on medium with a bit of butter until softened or slightly browned and caramelized. Remove, allow to cool and in the same skillet, build layers of overlapping parsnip rounds in a concentric circle brushed with melted butter, caramelized onions, cheese, and fresh leaves of thyme or another fresh herb that you prefer. Finish the top with a layer of cheese, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bake at 400F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Make a Parsnip Gratin recipe with melted Emmental or Gruyere cheese, fresh thyme, and caramelized onions. The perfect gluten-free vegetarian side dish that you can make in one pan.

Make a Parsnip Gratin with Emmental or Gruyere cheese, thyme, and caramelized onions. The perfect gluten-free vegetarian side dish that you can make in one skillet.

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