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October 4, 2018

Oil-Free Roasted Parsnips

Oil-Free Roasted Parsnips are crispy and sweet, colorful and flavorful, the perfect fall vegetable. Roasted without oil, these parsnips are healthy and delicious!

Oil-Free Roasted Parsnips

Have you had parsnips before? I always describe parsnips as the cross between carrots and potatoes. Parsnips are shaped like carrots and, when raw, they have that crunchy texture of carrots. But when roasted, parsnips become soft and meaty, closer to potatoes.

The denser texture makes parsnips the best warm and hearty fall food. Thank God for giving us access to food year round!

Fall is so pretty here in Bloomington. We have so many trees whose leaves change colors. I just want to spend all my time outside. But as it gets chilly, I'm craving some comfort food to warm me up.

Yes, I just called roasted parsnips comfort food. I love taking warm, crispy parsnips out of the oven and snacking on their crunchy, sweet, salty deliciousness. You won't think I'm so crazy once you've tried them.

Since parsnips are similar to potatoes, eating roasted parsnips is almost like eating french fries. But healthy. Win!

Let's get to the recipe.

Oil-Free Roasted Parsnips

How to make Oil-Free Roasted Parsnips

To prep parsnips for the oven, you'll want to peel them like you would peel carrots.

Then chop them into thin wedges. You can easily get 12 sticks out of a single parsnip.

After you chop, place the parsnips on a baking sheet. You can either line your baking sheet with parchment paper or add a few drops of water to keep the veggies from sticking during the roasting process.

Sprinkle on salt and pepper and then roast.

When finished, roasted parsnips will turn a beautiful crispy brown and be soft and mushy on the inside. How yummy!

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for this warm, filling fall food. Let us use it to nourish our bodies and enjoy your abundant creation.

Oil-Free Roasted Parsnips

Oil-Free Roasted Parsnips are crispy and sweet, colorful and flavorful, the perfect fall vegetable. Roasted without oil, these parsnips are healthy and delicious!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

5

Prep:

10

min

cook:

25

min

total:

35

min

Ingredients

  • 4-6 Parsnips
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or with a sprinkle of water.
  2. Peel and chop the parsnips into thin wedges.
  3. Arrange the parsnips on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Place parsnips in the oven and roast until the parsnips begin to brown. Stir every 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy!
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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography