Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Roasted Parsnips and Carrots


Roasted Parsnips and Carrots

Hands down best way to eat parsnips. I actually bought them to make a soup, forgot them until Stephanie reminded me of them and then I was glad they are a hardy winter vegetable. They last! The other day on our girls day out parsnips came up, yes we talk about good food, a lot. Right them I remembered the bag tucked in my fridge dull of parsnips. I was gung-ho soup but then Steph was talking root vegetable puree with real cream and the soup dribbled right out of my head. Even while eating a steaming bowl of Pho across from Steph eating Tom Yum out of a CAULDRON (Honest to God!) I was thinking about parsnips.

Roasted Winter Vegetables--oven 350˚
8-10 large parsnips
6 large carrots
1/4 olive oil
1 tsp sea salt

peel the parsnips and carrots
chop into bite size pieces
pour in a 9x13
pour the oil over them
toss to coat
sprinkle on salt
bake for 40-50 minutes until soft and caramelized
eat as soon as possible

If you have leftovers feel free to puree them, add a bit of cream, a sprinkle of cheese, a little bit of oven time and have yourself a good old gratinee. You won't be sorry.

Sorry couldn't resit gratuitous yellow dog shot, but whoa look at those floors they need refinishing. GULP.
Peace and Love--


  1. Parsnips are one of our favourite veggies and I totally agree - roasting is the absolute best way to cook them! I never have any leftovers when I make them (people have been known to argue over the last one in our house!), but I love your idea of making them into a gratinee - I never thought of that! I think I'll roast extra on purpose next time (and not let anyone eat the extra ones first time round!!) Lovely photographs by the way - and your dog is gorgeous!!

  2. mmmm, I love roasted veg, particularly carrots and parsnips. We had curried parsnip soup last night - definitely a winner too.

  3. I have never actually had a parsnip. I will have to get some and try it

  4. I love parsnips, from my head down to my toe tips! :) Any sort of root bake goes well over at my house...I've made them enough for family gatherings and potlatchs that they've become legendary of sorts. "Here comes Kate and her root bake!" mwah

  5. Just getting a chance to see your blog for the 2nd time this week. I want to keep reading! I am not a good cook, but working on it. I hope to come back often to get some good tips and recipes - thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi! I'm so glad I found your blog. Your recipes look fabulous! Have a great weekend,
    Jan http://www.jewelry4change.blogspot.com


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