Parsnips roasted in honey

Introducing our irresistible Honey Roasted Parsnips recipe, a delicious addition to your Christmas feast. These parsnips are perfectly golden, with a divine blend of earthy flavors complemented by a sweet glaze. This delicious side dish is incredibly quick to prepare, giving you more time to enjoy the holidays. The subtle sweetness and irresistible texture of these honey roasted parsnips will undoubtedly leave you wanting more. Brighten up your holiday table with this delicious and easy recipe!


  • 500g parsnips
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp butter


Twists: thyme and sesame

Place 3 sprigs of thyme and 3 cloves of unpeeled garlic around the parsnips in the roasting pan and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds over them. Cook as above. When the parsnips are roasted, press in the roasted garlic and remove the thyme. Scatter over the leaves of 3 thyme sprigs and drizzle 2 tablespoons tahini with 1 tablespoon water over them before serving.

Twists: Parmesan and pumpkin seeds

Crush 25 g pumpkin seeds into a coarse powder using a pestle and mortar. Mix with 50g grated Parmesan and season well. When the parsnips have baked for 30 minutes, top with the Parmesan mixture and place in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Variations: poppy and quince

Halfway through the roasting time, spread 50 g of quince paste around the parsnips. 5 minutes before the end of cooking, sprinkle 2 teaspoons of poppy seeds on top.

Preparation steps

  1. Cover the parsnips with the head and tail and cut the larger parsnips in half lengthwise.
  2. Place the parsnips in a large pot and cover with salted water.
  3. Bring the water to a boil and cook the parsnips for 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the parsnips in a colander and let them steam dry for a few minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5.
  6. Sprinkle flour and honey over the parsnips.
  7. Turn the parsnips so they are evenly coated.
  8. Place the breaded parsnips in a roasting pan.
  9. Add sunflower oil, butter and spices to the roaster.
  10. Roast the parsnips for 40 minutes, turning halfway through, until they turn golden brown.

Nutritional Information

119 7g 2g 11g 5g 4g 1g 0.1g

Equipment and tools

  • roaster
  • Pestle and mortar

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Flour (wheat)
  • butter (milk)

Storage and leftovers

If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Health Benefits of Honey Roasted Parsnips

With their sweet and nutty taste, parsnips not only make a delicious addition to your meals, but also offer numerous health benefits. Combined with honey and roasted to perfection, parsnips become a delicious side dish that can boost your overall well-being. Here are some of the health benefits of honey roasted parsnips:

1. Rich in fiber

Parsnips are rich in fiber, which plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy digestion. Fiber adds volume to your stool, prevents constipation and promotes regular bowel movements. A 500g serving of parsnips contains a significant amount of fiber, helping you meet your daily fiber needs and supporting a healthy digestive system.

2. Nutrient rich

Parsnips are packed with essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function properly. They are a good source of vitamin C, which supports a strong immune system and collagen production for healthy skin. In addition, parsnips provide vitamin K, folic acid, potassium and manganese, all of which contribute to various body functions.

3. Antioxidant properties

Honey, one of the main ingredients in honey roasted parsnips, is known for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help protect your body’s cells from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. Including honey in your diet can provide an extra dose of antioxidants, potentially reducing the risk of chronic disease and promoting overall health.

4. Energy boost

The combination of flour, honey and sunflower oil used in the honey roasted parsnips recipe provides a good source of energy. Carbohydrates from flour and honey are converted into glucose, which your body then uses for fuel. Incorporating honey-roasted parsnips into your meal can provide an energy boost that will help you power through the day.

5. Healthy fat

While moderation is key, using butter and sunflower oil in this recipe can provide a small amount of healthy fats. These fats are necessary for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and support brain function and hormone production. Pay attention to portion sizes to enjoy the benefits of healthy fats without consuming excessive calories.

With their irresistible flavor and numerous health benefits, honey-roasted parsnips are a versatile and nutritious addition to your meals. Enjoy these delicious roasted parsnips as a side dish or incorporate them into various recipes to reap their benefits while enjoying their natural sweetness.

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