Parsnips Au Gratin

Parsnips Au Gratin

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  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Serving: 4

Parsnips Au Gratin is a great side dish.  Parsnips are sweet and delicate and cheddar cheese enhances their mild flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds parsnips
  • boiling water
  • salt
  • Sauce: 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Wash parsnips and peel. Cut lengthwise into quarters and remove core. Cut crosswise into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. In 1 inch boiling salted water in 3 quart saucepan, simmer parsnip, covered, 10 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 1 1/2 quart casserole.
  4. Make sauce: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in small saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper to make a smooth mixture. Gradually add milk, stirring.
  5. Over medium heat, bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 1 minute. Combine sauce with parsnip in prepared casserole.
  6. In 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan, brown bread crumbs, stirring.
  7. Remove from heat. Add cheese, mixing well. Sprinkle over parsnip mixture. Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

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