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overhead shot of a baking sheet with roasted parsnips


Katerina | Diethood
Sweet and earthy parsnips are coated in an easy, homemade garlic-butter sauce, and then roasted to perfection.
Servings : 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • 2 to 2½ pounds parsnips
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ½ tablespoon minced fresh rosemary, or any other fresh herbs that you prefer/have on hand
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish, optional


  • Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  • Prepare the Parsnips:
    Wash and peel (optional) the parsnips. Cut parsnips down the center, longwise. Then cut each half into 3 to 4 batons. From there, cut away any tough, woody core.
  • Spread out the parsnips on a large rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a skillet set over medium heat.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 20 seconds, or until fragrant. DO NOT burn the garlic.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the rosemary.
  • Pour the garlic butter over the parsnips.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Spread parsnips out in a single layer.
  • Roast for 10 minutes.
  • Stir the parsnips and continue to roast for 8 to 10 more minutes, or until tender.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Taste for salt and pepper, and adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish with parsley and pepper flakes. Serve.


Calories: 229 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 25 mg | Sodium: 199 mg | Potassium: 717 mg | Fiber: 9 g | Sugar: 9 g | Vitamin A: 292 IU | Vitamin C: 33 mg | Calcium: 74 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 26 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side dish, healthy side dish, roasted root vegetables, roasted vegetables, thanksgiving sides