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Roasted Parsnips

A great alternative to potatoes, these roasted parsnips are sweet, smokey and nutty.
Tazón de palitos de chirivía dorada.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 2 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

1 pound parsnips
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Scrub the parsnips with a clean vegetable brush under running water and peel if large.
  4. Cut the parsnips into 3 x ½ -inch sticks or 1-inch slices. Aim for pieces that are about the same size.
  5. Put the vegetables in a large bowl. Add the oil, salt, garlic powder and pepper and stir to coat the pieces.
  6. Place the parsnips in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Leave at least ¼ inch between the pieces.
  7. Roast the parsnips in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, then stir and roast for another 10 to 15 minutes until tender and golden with some browning.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Comments

I had no idea parsnips were so tasty. Roasting them like potatoes brought out their sweet flavor and smooth texture.

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