Servings: 6

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 24

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 70 Minutes

Ready In: 85 Minutes



    1. Preheat oven to 400 FPeel Parsnips
    2. Using a mandolin, slice parsnips to 1/8 thin slices
    3. The thinner the slices the better
    4. If you don't have a mandolin, slice them as thinly as possible.Thinly slice the onion.Grate the cheese.Generously grease a 6x 9 inch baking dish with butter.Layer the parsnips and onion and 1/2 of the cheese and 1/2 of the thyme, reserving the bigger pieces of parsnips for the final layer
    5. Press down and make sure layers are even
    6. It's OK if the inside layers are messy
    7. Place the last layer of parsnip slices in nice looking overlapping rows.In a small pot heat 3 Cups whipping cream
    8. Whisk in salt, nutmeg, the remaining thyme, white pepper, flour and the garlic and when it just comes to a simmer, pour over the layered parsnips, slanting the baking dish to get the cream in all the nooks and crannies
    9. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, a few more leaves of thyme and a little sprinkling of nutmeg
    10. Cover securely with a lid or foil and bake for 50 minutes on the middle rack
    11. Remove foil, pierce with fork, parsnips should be al dente
    12. (If not- your parsnips were perhaps cut thicker that 1/8 of an inch, and you may need to cook longer with the foil on
    13. ) Don't worry if it seems watery at this point, bake another 15 minutes uncovered , or until golden and bubbly
    14. It is important to let it sit at room temp for 15-20 minutes before serving, so it sets and thickens.

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