Need a vegetarian side dish? Parsnip Gratin could be a super recipe to try. One portion of this dish contains around 8g of protein, 6g of fat, and a total of 313 calories. This recipe serves 4. Head to the store and pick up pepper, butter, salt, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes.
Place parsnip in a saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer over medium heat 20 minutes or until tender.
Place the parsnip in a bowl, and mash with a potato masher until smooth.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
Add onion and garlic; saut 3 minutes or until onion is tender.
Add flour, stirring to coat onions. Gradually add 1/2 cup milk, stirring constantly with a whisk until blended.
Add the remaining milk; cook over medium heat until thick (about 8 minutes), stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, and stir in salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
Add milk mixture and sage to mashed parsnip, and stir to combine.
Place the parsnip mixture in a shallow 1 1/2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1/2 cup.
Combine breadcrumbs and butter, and sprinkle evenly over parsnip mixture.
Bake at 400 for 25 minutes or until golden brown.