Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Simply Roasted Parsnips with Carrots

2 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 7 Comments

Last week the kids and I tried parsnips for the first time and I’ve made them 3 times since. I wanted to figure out the best way to roast them. Yeah, that’s it, the best way to roast them. You’ll buy that right? Right?

The truth is, I’m obsessed. I found myself roasting a batch, this batch…

Simply Roasted Parsnips with Carrots - before cooking

on Thursday in the middle of the day just for myself. I ate them at room temperature like chips while working.Simply Roasted Parsnips with Carrots They are amazing! Sweet, soft, almost creamy in the middle and just darn right tasty!

I really wasn’t lying about finding the best way to roast. It was just my (bad) attempt at a joke. I tried a few different cuts and a few different temps, finally settled on this approach. Please share yours in the comments. I’d love to learn how others cook their parsnips!

  • 6 Parsnips
  • 3 (or more) Carrots (I only had 3)
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Kosher Salt

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Peel and cut the parsnips and carrots.

Simply Roasted Parsnips with Carrots - cut

I cut them in rounds and left the thinner parts of the roots for raw snacking and the baby. (If I roast them in strips he can hold them better. More on that later.)

Thickness should be about 1/3 of an inch like this…

Simply Roasted Parsnips with Carrots - thickness

Line a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray. Place the parsnips and the carrots, but don’t overcrowd the sheet or they’ll steam instead of roast.

Simply Roasted Parsnips with Carrots - on the sheet

Roast for 15 minutes then shake the sheet and flip over the parsnips. If you miss a few it’s not that big of a deal.

Roast for another 10-15 minutes. Remove and let cool for a few.

Simply Roasted Parsnips with Carrots - all done!

That’s it! 1/2 hour to a nice snack or a fabulous side dish!

Simply Roasted Parsnips with Carrots - finsihed plate

You may have seen Little Bean enjoying the parsnips on video. Well, it wan’t a fluke! He really likes them!

Simply Roasted Parsnips with Carrots - Little Bean eating one

Servings will vary depending on how many parsnips and carrots you use, but here’s the average for a serving.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 1 cup slices
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
100 1g 7g old: 1 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
6g 0g 24g 2g

See other recipes using: carrots, parsnips


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    Valerie

    January 7, 2012

    I roast all of our veggies after I discovered roasted broccoli. My family loves them. I still sautee spinach and other greens though. Reply

    Charity

    January 8, 2012

    Awww, Baby Bean is just a clone of Little Bean, isn't he? We had roast parsnips and carrots to go with our goose on Christmas Eve. YUM. Reply

    Paula

    January 8, 2012

    I'm always looking for a new veggie recipe and I love carrots. I will need to try this. Reply

    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    January 9, 2012

    I discovered parsnips last year and can't believe I took so long to try them. (Or brussels sprouts. YUM!) Reply

    Stacey

    January 12, 2012

    I made this yesterday, and it was delicious! It was my first time eating parsnips too. Thanks for the idea, Roni! Reply

    Kelly Torres

    January 20, 2012

    Okay, I've had your site bookmarked for just over a year now and whenever I'm looking for something healthy and tasty at the same time, I immediately come here! Hubs and I are both trimming down and your recipes make it so easy to do! I am definitely going to make this for tonight, along with another dish that I'm sure I'll find on here! Thanks for all your tasty creations! Reply

    Julie

    January 27, 2012

    Roni, I have a confession to make... I've been making these for the last three days in a row. Yeah, three days!!! These roasted goodness are just amazing. I made mine minus the carrots, just the parsnips...They are super easy to make and I don't know if I will ever get bored of them. Thank you for sharing! Reply