Roasted Parsnips are simple to make and incredibly delicious as a vegetable side to any dinner. They have a natural sweetness that caramelizes in the oven for a delicious flavor.
1/4tspfreshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 425F.
Peel the parsnips, then cut into evenly sized matchsticks.
Place in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Evenly distribute the parsnips on a baking sheet in a single layer, making sure they have a little room on the sides to brown and caramelize.
Roast for about 20-25 minutes, until the parsnips are starting to turn golden brown on the edges. Toss the parsnips to redistribute, then roast for another 10-15 minutes, until tender and golden.
Serve warm and enjoy!
Note on cooking times: The exact time varies depending on how big the matchsticks are, so make sure to check on them once in a while to see if they've become caramelized and fork tender. That's when you know they're done.Can these be frozen? Yes, since they've already been cooked, they freeze well for up to 1 month.How to store: These will keep well in the fridge for 3 days. Just microwave them to reheat, or heat them up in the oven.Can you roast parsnips in advance? Yes, these re-heat well. Toss in another tbsp of olive oil, then heat in a dish in a 350F oven for about 10 minutes, or until warmed through.What other flavors can you add? For a sweeter flavor, add 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup, and ground spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and allspice. You can get more flavor ideas from The Flavor Bible, one of my favorite books!