Crispy & Nutritious: Ultimate Guide to Perfect Roast Parsnips


These quick and easy honey-glazed parsnips strike the perfect balance between earthy and sweet, making them an ideal side dish for Christmas. They're not only delicious but also simple and quick to prepare, adding a touch of golden delight to your festive table.

  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C.
  2. Peel and slice approximately 500 grams of parsnips into even sticks.
  3. In a bowl, mix about 15 ml of quality vegetable oil with a pinch of salt, black pepper, and your choice of herbs (like thyme or rosemary).
  4. Toss the parsnips in the oil mixture to coat evenly.
  5. Spread the parsnips on a baking tray in a single layer.
  6. Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway, until golden and crispy.

Want to take your parsnips to the next level?

  1. Follow the initial steps of the recipe for preparing and oiling the parsnips.
  2. Before the final 10 minutes of roasting, drizzle about 1-2 tablespoons of raw honey over the parsnips.
  3. Return to the oven for the remaining time, allowing the honey to caramelize and create a sweet glaze.

This addition of honey not only brings a richer flavour but also leverages the health benefits of raw honey, such as its antioxidant properties and prebiotic effects. Remember, moderation is key due to the sugar content in honey.

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Calories 232
Carbohydrates 40.8 g
Fat 7.7 g
Protein 2.7 g
Fiber 11.1 g