We’ve all been there: standing over the sink, hanging onto slippery carrots, skins chaotically soaring across the kitchen. Peeling root vegetables is one of those steps that we all do, and don’t question why we’re doing it. In many, if not most, dishes, peeling is simply not worth the effort. Why spend more time to get less flavor and texture? When all you want is a comforting root veggie soup or a snackable dip, skip the finicky peeling with these 12 recipes. Just remember to scrub thoroughly and you’re golden. Like produce buried deep in the ground, your peeler may not see the daylight after exploring this list.