Friday Food: Roasted Parsnips

Mr. Momtrends got back from a business trip last night and I wanted to whip up something special and hearty.  Instead of the standard steak and potatoes, I went for roasted parsnips. Parsnips are a root vegetable and related to celery.  I find them lighter and more interesting than potatoes.  For this version I thinly sliced about six parsnips…

6 parsnips peeled and sliced thin
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp tarragon
1/4 tsp pepper

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Spread on a cookie sheet. Bake at 425 for about 20 minutes or until browned.

In addition to being wonderful with the Delmonico steaks I broiled, the parsnips are delightful when paired with steak fish, such as tuna or swordfish. Parsnips are low in calories (about 130 each) and contain no saturated fat or cholesterol. They are also loaded with fiber, folic acid, and some calcium.

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  • Parsnips are such a neglected vegetable. It's great to see them featured here.

  • I love parsnips, but somehow have forgot about them. Thanks for sharing the recipe and reminding me of an old favorite!

  • Parsnips are a favorite of my Dad's… I've never cooked them though. These look great! Tarragon… delish. I wonder if they would be good with garlic? (Like garlic fries.) :~D

    e-Mom @ Susannah's Aprons

  • Tried something like this for the first time this summer – but yours are so pretty! What good nutrition info, too.

    Come on over and link up a recipe in the Super Foods fest! It's not too late! 🙂 Katie

  • This is a great idea. We get parsnips with our CSA, so I will have to try this recipe.

  • Okay I don't have friday link for you but wanted to say Ive never thought of doing that with parsnips but that looks terrific and I love that idea! I really love them anyway and love doing that with potatos – did it a week ago. Will totally do that with parnips soon!


  • Good morning!!!!!!!!!!

    I have never had parsnips before, at least not knowingly. I am definitely going to try these. I need to put some newness into my diet.

    Have a happy weekend!

  • I'm so thrilled that parsnips are a hit on Momtrends. I have to thank Mr. Momtrends for the photos–he made them look extra beautiful!

  • Sadly I did hear about the ban. What a shame… I think we're overly PC! What is this world coming to?

  • Those sound good! Going to pass this along to my three young adult children. It's easy enough, so they will try! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.

  • Thanks for sharing this! I've always wondered what they tasted like but have never had the guts to buy them. Time to try out a new food 🙂

  • I love roasted veggies, but roasting parsnips never occured to me. Thanks so much for sharing, I must try them!

  • These look excellent! Your recipe sounds delicious…but I have never tried parsnips. Thanks for the recipe. I have to try them out.