Roasted Parsnips


Roasted parsnips are the right aspect dish for a fall meal or vacation dinner. These parsnips are roasted in butter and inventory after which tossed with parsley, chives, garlic, and a contact of horseradish.

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Not too long ago I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful class, taught by and within the house of native cooking maestra Evie Lieb.

Within the class we coated many dishes, however my favourite was the Roasted Parsnips with Horseradish-Herb Butter.

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I like these parsnips! Word to those that run from horseradish — strive it anyway.

I can’t distinguish the horseradish from the flavors of the parsnips and butter, and neither may my mother and father till I advised them what was in it. The flavors of the components are an ideal complement to one another.

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What’s a Parsnip?

Parsnips appear to be humorous white carrots, which makes sense–they’re members of the carrot household. They’ve a candy, gentle, earthy taste that is all their very own. You may really eat them uncooked, however cooking improves their style and texture.

Tips on how to Decide the Greatest Parsnips

Search for parsnips which are small, reasonably than beefy. Giant parsnips could be fibrous, whereas smaller ones are extra tender and have a greater taste. The bigger the parsnip, the bigger its woody core—a component that is finest eliminated, reasonably than cooked.

Keep away from parsnips which are shriveled, noticed, or floppy. Parsnips are finest within the chilly climate months, fall to winter.

Tips on how to Prep Parsnips for Cooking

Peel parsnips as you’ll carrots. Lower off the slim finish of the parsnip first. Then quarter the vast finish lengthwise so you possibly can reduce out and take away the fibrous core, if wanted. Typically the core isn’t very onerous or developed, and also you don’t have to take away it.

Parsnips will discolor if reduce and saved over an hour or two. To attenuate browning of reduce parsnips, refrigerate in water with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Love Parsnips? Attempt These Recipes!

  • Pureed Roasted Parsnips
  • Root Vegetable Pot Pie
  • Mashed Potatoes with Parsnips, Chive, and Parsley
  • Sautéed Chard with Parsnip

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Roasted Parsnips Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook dinner time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Word that parsnips on the finish of the season (February vs. November) can have a woodier middle, which no quantity of cooking can soften. If so together with your parsnips, you would possibly wish to reduce among the middle half out and discard earlier than cooking.

To save lots of time, the parsnips (with the oil, salt, pepper, and broth) could be pre-cooked in a coated container within the microwave for 5 minutes. Switch to oven to complete cooking in a a lot shorter time. It’s possible you’ll wish to uncover them to assist evaporate the liquid when within the oven.

Tailored by Evie from a recipe by Grace Parisi within the November 2004 difficulty of Meals and Wine journal.


  • 1 1/2 kilos parsnips, peeled and reduce into 2 1/2 inch batons
  • 4 teaspoons additional virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup inventory (low sodium turkey inventory, hen inventory or vegetable broth)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 teaspoons drained, bottled horseradish (or selfmade)
  • 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1/2 small garlic clove, minced


1 Pre-heat oven to 400°F.

2 Season the parsnips: In a big roasting pan with sides not more than 2 inches excessive, toss the parsnips with the olive oil, salt and pepper.

Add the broth, cowl with aluminum foil.

How to cook parsnips by roasting in a baking sheet.

3 Roast the parsnips: Roast, stirring a few times, till the parsnips are tender and the inventory has evaporated or been absorbed, 20-45 minutes (relying on how tender the parsnips are to start with). Examine usually to keep away from their getting mushy, particularly if they’re to be reheated later.

4 Make horseradish-herb butter: Mix the softened butter with the horseradish, parsley, chives and garlic and season with salt and pepper.

5 Serve: Toss the nice and cozy roasted parsnips with the horseradish-herb butter to serve.