Christmas Parsnips – Roasted with honey

Christmas Parsnips – Roasted with honey

Christmas Parsnips – Roasted with honey  

Delicious sweet and sticky roast Christmas parsnips recipe for your festive Christmas lunch or Thanksgiving (or for any time to be honest)

I flipping love roast parsnips all the time, but I do put a little extra effort in for my Christmas Parsnips. 

With a few little special tweaks to make them delicious and extra special at celebration time 

Just look at them 🙂 all golden and sticky 

 

A tray of honey Roast Parsnips

 

Parsnips

I love parsnips, so much 

The parsnip is a root vegetable closely related to carrot

They re cream in colour and a root vegetable growth in the ground

They are generally & naturally quite sweet – yum! 

 

 

Health Benefits of Parsnips 

The have some health benefits too, which is great: (according to wiki
  • They are fibre rich 
  • They act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • Helps regulate blood pressure.
  • As a source of vitamin C, parsnips are an immune-defence, helping to fight off infection.

 

How to cook Honey Roasted Parsnips  

*** See full recipe card at the bottom of this post for full details 

Step 1 – Prepare your Parsnips

First peel and chop your parsnips into wedges, try and make them all similar sizes it you can 

If I have a large parsnip I city into 4 lengthways and if I have a medium one I cut into 2

 

Step 2 – Parboil your Parsnips 

Then parboil for maximum 5 minutes in boiling water – do not let them boil for too long, they should not be full cooked 

 

 

Step 3 – Coast your parsnips in honey & oil 

Drain well and pat dry to remove excess water 

Then tip your oil, honey and butter mix over them and carefully toss so they are all covered 

 

Step 4 – Get your Christmas parsnips ready for the oven 

Put them onto a baking tray 

In one layer and not touching each other – you need the heat to get to all sides 

Bake for 30 – 35 minutes – turning once after 20 minutes 

 

 

Step 5 – Turn 

Here they are cooking nicely in the oven

When they are golden and bubbling and cooked through serve 

The honey reaches a very high temperature so be careful of your fingers 

 

Tray of parsnips cooking in the oven

 

 

Step 6 – remove and serve your Christmas Honey Parsnips

Garnish with fresh herbs – thyme works really well and season with salt and black pepper – Enjoy!! 

 

Can I prepare my Parsnips on Christmas Eve? 

Yes there are a few ways: 

  • Peel and slice your parsnips on Christmas Eve (or a day ahead) and store them in a resealable bag in the fridge (this is what I do) 
  • You could part boil your parsnips the day before,  by following step 4.  Drain and dry. Then put them in an airtight container in the fridge – follow then from Step 5
  • It is possibly to prepare almost fully – remove from. oven 5 Minutes early – cool and refrigerate. Then reheat on Christmas Day with a quick 10 minute blast in the oven, you can do this whilst the turkey is resting  (watch you don’t burn then – remember they have honey on them) 

 

Other lovely Christmas & Thanksgiving recipes you might like 

I have a lot of easy Christmas recipes – have a look around 

Look at these sprouts 🙂 

 

A tray of Christmas Brussel Sprouts

 

And one last Parsnip Recipe 

Curried Parsnip Soup

As you can probably tell I like Parsnip Soup – this is  a delicious and warming Curried Parsnip Soup

a bowl of spicy parsnip soup

 

Hope you love them 

Big Love Clare x

 

A tray of honey Roast Parsnips

Christmas Parsnips - roasted with honey

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 205kcal
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Easy & delicious sweet and sticky Roast Parsnip recipe with honey perfect for your festive Christmas lunch out anytime

Ingredients

  • 500 g Parsnips
  • 2 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 2 tbsp Clear Honey
  • 2 teaspoons Butter
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • Fresh herbs to garnish Parsley ot thyme

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 190C (fan) 210C / Gas 6
  • Peel and cut your parsnips into similar sized pieces
  • Put a large pan of salted water on to boil
  • Boil your parsnip pieces for maximum 5 minutes - they should NOT be fully cooked
  • Whilst your parsnips are simmering mix your oil, honey, butter , salt & pepper in a bowl
  • Remove your parsnips immediately (after 5 minutes) and drain, pat dry. Transfer your parboiled parsnips back to the pan and pour over your oil, mix, carefully ensuring your parsnips are well coated
  • Transfer to your baking tray. arrange in ONE layer and make sure the parsnips are not touching each other
  • Cook for 30-35 minutes - turning once at 20 minutes
  • Be careful and watch them for the last few minutes - ensure they don't burn
  • Remove from the oven and serve (be careful the honey will be very hot!) Garnish with fresh herbs, thyme works really nicely with the parsnips

Notes

*** Nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Parsnips - roasted with honey
Amount per Serving
Calories
205
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
0.1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
5
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
29
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
475
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
31
g
10
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
15
g
17
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
62
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
21
mg
25
%
Calcium
 
46
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Did these last night, fantastic!

    1. great to hear – thanks x

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely gorgeous parsnips. A real keeper of a recipe. The flavour is incredible and the recipe is so easy to follow. Thank you!

    1. Oh soo lovely to hear – thank you x

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