Honey roasted parsnips on black plate

Christmas parsnip recipes

37 Recipes

Get creative with this sweet root.

25 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These golden, honeyed parsnips have just the right mix of earthiness and sweet glaze to make a moreish Christmas side dish, and they’re quick to prepare

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

Take parnsips to another level by turning them into gnocchi with a crunchy walnut crumb. This Christmas dish is vegan, healthy and deliciously festive

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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11 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These crispy hash browns can be made ahead and reheated from frozen - ideal for unexpected Christmas visitors

35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Take your standard veggie side dish to the next level by tossing parsnips in maple syrup, cumin and turmeric - a great accompaniment to Sunday lunch

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy the best of Christmas in a traybake. A perfect Boxing Day feast for using up leftovers like potatoes, parsnips, carrots, sprouts and pigs-in-blankets

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

The parsnip makes the pudding extra light and soft – much like a carrot cake. Its earthy sweetness works wonderfully with the glossy caramel sauce

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

These sticky, caramelised root veggies have a dollop of marmalade to bring a sweet fruity element and delicate rose harissa for a little heat

1 hr
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Looking to use up a glut of parsnips? We’ve swapped classic potato for root veg in these golden brown brunch latkes, with a poached egg and smoked fish

50 mins
More effort
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

The perfect vegetarian Christmas or Sunday lunch centrepiece - a low-calorie nut loaf packed with grains, root vegetables, mixed mushrooms, herbs and spice

2 hrs and 5 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Spruce up your roots by adding crunchy nuts and caramelise with sweet maple syrup

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

The ultimate comfort food: sweet red pepper mixed into these meatballs add depth of flavour and parsnip mash is a great twist on your usual spuds

35 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This decadent, savoury take on the classic bread & butter pudding can be served as a vegetarian centrepiece, or an indulgent side dish

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Roast root vegetables with maple syrup and thyme leaves until soft and sticky, then serve as a side dish to your traditional festive feast

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This show-stealing side dish of roasted parsnips and creamy béchamel is breadcrumbed and deep-fried for crisp, golden bites

2 hrs and 20 mins
A challenge
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Bring out the sweetness of this classic roast accompaniment with maple syrup and sprigs of rosemary for a low-fat yet delicious side dish

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Glaze your Christmas root vegetables with honey and coriander seeds, then add apple quarters and roast for an extra-special side dish

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

For a twist on a favourite side dish, coat parsnips in corn and grated Italian cheese to ensure a tasty, crunchy finish

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
29 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Dried mustard adds a slight heat to this sweet parsnip vegetarian side dish

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Scented truffle oil and fresh parmesan make humble parsnips the star in this tasty Christmas canapé

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This luxuriously creamy bake is the perfect partner to Sarah's veggie pie

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook basmati rice with lentils and spices, roast your veg then serve with a coriander, dill, parsley and mint salsa verde

1 hr and 35 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
48 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Want to jazz up your traditional Christmas lunch, but still keep Gran happy? This is the one for you

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

If you're sick of the same old Christmas sides, perk up your parsnips with some celeriac

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

An impressive vegetarian main bursting with flavour - be sure to fry the pancakes just before serving so they stay crisp

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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