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Honey Roasted Parsnips with Thyme

Parsnips are such a homely autumn treat! That sweet earthy flavour is complimented perfectly by roasting. Add a little thyme and honey and you have a side dish to remember.

Did you know- half a cup of sliced, cooked parsnips has 3 grams of fiber and only 55 calories? A good source of vitamin C, folate, and manganese, they are worth adding to your shopping list. If you want to try something new, here is a recipe to get you started.

Serves 4 as a side dish

What you need:

  • 500g parsnips

  • 1 tbs flour (we used gluten free)

  • 1 tbs runny honey

  • Glug of olive oil

  • Fresh thyme leaves to serve.


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.

  2. Meanwhile, scrub and wash the parsnips well. Cut in half lengthways, and then place in a large saucepan and cover with salted water.

  3. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes. Drain.

  4. Sprinkle the flour and honey, as well as a generous glug of olive oil on the parsnips and toss to coat.

  5. Season generously with salt and pepper.

  6. Roast for about 40 minutes or until tender inside and crispy on the outside. Turn halfway through the cooking time.

  7. To serve, sprinkle with some fresh thyme leaves.


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