Honey Roasted Parsnips – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary

A necessary a part of any Christmas dinner, these roast parsnips are simple make they usually style sensational.
Additionally, when you by chance purchase manner too many parsnips (curse you on-line buying), then remember to make my spicy parsnip soup or my parsnip and carrot rosti with with mushroom and Wensleydale sauce.

Overhead image of Honey roast parsnips, topped with thyme leaves in a white oval bowl. The bowl is on a beige napkin and there is a glass jar of honey next to it.
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All of us appear to overlook about parsnips the remainder of the 12 months, however Christmas dinner merely would not be the identical with out them.

You can roast them in the identical tray as your roast potatoes, however they find yourself crunchier when you roast them on a separate tray. Plus, having a separate tray means you’ll be able to drizzle them in honey too.

Simply cooked and prepared whereas your turkey is resting.

📋 What do we want?

Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this submit.

  • Parsnips – use giant or medium parsnips, which might be peeled and chopped, or your can use younger, small parsnips, which solely have to have the ends chopped off.
  • Oil – use a excessive smoke level, impartial oil. Rapeseed or avocado oil works nicely.
  • Salt, pepper and honey for flavour
  • Recent (or tried) thyme leaves – fully elective, however they praise the parsnips very well.

👩‍🍳PRO TIP Do not go away on the tray too lengthy after cooking, because the sugars within the honey will make the parsnips stick.

Honey roasted parsnips laid out on a white baking tray and sprinkled with fresh thyme
Roast turkey on a white rectangular plate surrounded by side dishes.

I like chopping them into lengthy lengths, slightly than chunky cubes, as they give the impression of being a lot prettier they usually cook dinner sooner too.

Honey roast parsnips, topped with fresh thyme leaves in a white oblong bowl. The bowl is on a light napkin on a wooden table and there is a jar of honey in the background.

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Overhead image of Honey roast parsnips, topped with thyme leaves in a white oval bowl. The bowl is on a beige napkin.

Honey Roasted Parsnips

Simple honey roasted parsnips – no have to par-boil. You’ll be able to roast them from uncooked!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 35 minutes

Complete Time 45 minutes

Course aspect dish

Delicacies British

Servings 4

Energy 221 kcal


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F (fan)

  • Place the chopped parsnips in a big roasting tin.

    500 g (17.5oz) parsnips

  • Drizzle over the oil and toss collectively to completely coat.

    3 tbsp impartial oil

  • Unfold the parsnips our evenly, in a single layer within the roasting tin, ideally so they don’t seem to be touching one another (it will give the most effective crunch).

  • Place within the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, turning as soon as, about midway by way of cooking, till flippantly golden.

  • Sprinkle on the salt and pepper and drizzle over the honey, then toss collectively and place again within the oven for 8-10 minutes on wealthy golden brown in color.

    ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, 2 tbsp honey

  • Serve instantly, topped with recent thyme leaves.

    1 tbsp freshly chopped thyme

✎ Notes

*Notice 1 – parsnip dimension
In case your parsnips are younger and fairly small, you’ll be able to simply chop boths ends off and provides them a fast wash – no have to peel.
If not serving instantly
In the event you’re wanting to maintain the parsnips heat for a short time, while you end cooking the remainder of you meal, it is a good suggestion to switch them to a heat serving bowl and canopy to maintain heat.
In the event you go away them on the roasting tray for too lengthy, they’re going to stick, as a result of sugar within the honey.

Favor to cook dinner them within the air fryer?
Toss the peeled and chopped parsnips with the oil, salt and pepper, then place within the air fryer basket and cooked at 200C/400F for 15-18 minutes, tossing each 5 minutes, till golden.
Drizzle honey on, then toss once more and serve instantly (no have to cook dinner with the honey on, because the air fryer could burn the honey).

Don’t desire the honey?
Simply go away it off and cook dinner the recipe with out.
Alternatively, when you did need to have the honey, however did not need to cook dinner with the honey, you’ll be able to drizzle the honey on on the finish. The parsnips will not be fairly as caramelised, however will nonetheless style nice.
Dietary data is approximate, per serving (this recipe serves 4).


Energy: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 2gFats: 11gSaturated Fats: 1gPolyunsaturated Fats: 3gMonounsaturated Fats: 7gTrans Fats: 0.04gSodium: 304mgPotassium: 488mgFiber: 6gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg

Key phrases Autumn meals, Christmas Aspect Dish

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