This is an elegant sort of gratin. It is very tasty and would make a nice holiday side dish.

Baked Parsnips with Madeira

Serving Size: 4


  • 2 lb. parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 fl.oz. Madeira or Dry Sherry
  • 4fl.oz. soy cream
  • 2 ounces vegan margarine or olive oil
  • salt and ‘white’ black pepper
  • 2o oz walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F / 190 C and grease a shallow ovenproof dish.
  2. Place the parsnips in a large saucepan, cover with water bring to a boil then simmer for 5-10 minutes or until soft,
  3. Drain the parsnips well , and place in a large mixing bowl together with the Madeira or sherry, vegan soy cream and half of the vegan margarine. Season with salt and ‘white’ pepper.
  4. Transfer to the greased dish, dot with the remaining vegan margarine and sprinkle walnuts over the top.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until browned.
  6. Serve hot.