Roasted swede with Parmesan

Roasted swede with Parmesan

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
A good accompaniment to fish and also haggis. Make extra as these will be gobbled up in no time

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal155
  • fat10g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre4g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.34g
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  • 1 large swede (approx 750g/1lb 10oz), peeled and cut into chips



    A member of the cabbage family, the swede is often confused with the turnip, though they look…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus some for greasing
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 1 tbsp rosemary leaves



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • knob of butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Tip the swede, olive oil, 40g of the Parmesan and the rosemary leaves into a shallow roasting tin. Season and toss well, arranging in one layer.

  2. Sprinkle over the remaining Parmesan, dot with butter, then add the garlic cloves. Roast for 30-35 mins, turning halfway through cooking, until crisp and golden.

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Comments (25)

JKCowie's picture

These were in the oven for 50mins and they were still not cooked through. Don't bother!

lizleicester's picture

This recipe transforms the humble swede into something really delicious.

vickyeds's picture

Delicious! Cooked through and crunchy on the outside. 35 mins was perfect time. A hit with the family will defo cook again!

Cdub's picture

Boiled the night before so I could just pop it into a hot oven with the Parmesan etc beside the main dish. Still had a touch too much crunch even though I thought it was cooked enough. Didn't love but would try again. With this method, the Parmesan needed more time to get crispy and brown, and possibly I used too much oil.

lotthedrinkeroftea's picture

Does anyone know if these could be eaten cold or they go horrid like potato wedges do? Thinking of picnic food

gloriaort's picture

I found this a bit disapointing, by the time the swede is cooked the parmesan has burnt....

gloriaort's picture

I found this a bit disapointing, by the time the swede is cooked the parmesan has burnt....

jose81's picture

As per the picture I cut my swede into chunky chips - and after 45-50 mins they were still crunchy in the middle. Will try again with much thinner chip sizes as tasty flavour and great alternative to potatoes.

Also, I tossed in oil and cheese before transferring to roasting dish, to cut down on the wastage and burning. Tray still had fair amount of burnt cheese on it, but to be expected. Will add more garlic cloves next time too as we love roast garlic. Will try again!

murraysde's picture

The suede turned out lovely. It reminded my husband of his childhood. :)

I topped the suede with the parmesan instead of tossing them in the parmesan. That way you use less and there is no waste.

mrsmammy's picture

Gorgeous, loved it! Will definitely make again

hungryhusband's picture

Did anyone have the problem that I had - the parmesan cheese congealed with the oil then burnt on the bottom of the pan? I stilll think it will be delicious!

sheilarussell44's picture

I also did this recipe using parsnips which I happend to have, straight after boiling I tossed them in the parmesan mix then roasted them in the oven. Very tasty and will definatly be making it again.

jburton's picture

I'm making these at the weekend with some side dips, Guacamole (Its Barneys also on this site, Iv'e made it before and its amazing) Red Pepper humus (on this site) and Sour Cream Garlic dip. Thought I might do a few Celery sticks aswel. To go with these dips I'm making Ciabatta Seafood pizza's. (the seafood being, king prawns, mussels and squid) Yum! wish it was the weekend already...

herculean1982's picture

This... was epic. I forgot the butter and garlic but nevermind. It was one of the tastiest things I've ever eaten. Thumbs up!!!!

ryronald18's picture

Did this using Parsnips instead of swede as I can't have a roast dinner without swede purée and the parsnips were delicious. Par-boiled them in salted garlic water,drained and drizzled with olive oil then tossed in seasoned flour and grated parmesan cheese. Lovely roasted in the oven

melhizz's picture

Absolutely lovely, a really nice alternative to just mashed or diced on your sunday roast. Would highly recommend to anybody!!

rinabatt's picture

The end result was nice but it needed about 45-50 mins in the oven if using from fresh so the middle of the swede is soft. Maybe microwave for 5 mins before roasting if short of time...

frogstar's picture

Lovely, I thought they would need longer in the oven (as 35mins is quite short) No need to boil before hand.

Will defo make again

pambuck's picture

Family didnt like swede until i tried this recipe. will certainly use again.

melanieday's picture

This swede was great - the oven really colours the swede and its a great alternative to potato wedges.


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