Golden honey-roasted parsnips on a plate

Honey-roasted parsnips

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 8

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal119
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.1g


  • 500g parsnips



    The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise – it looks…

  • 1 tbsp flour



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 1 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…


  1. Top and tail 500g parsnips, cutting any larger ones in half lengthways, then put in a large saucepan, cover with salted water, bring to the boil and cook for 5 mins.

  2. Drain in a colander and let them steam-dry for a few mins.

  3. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/ gas 5.

  4. Sprinkle 1 tbsp flour and 1 tbsp honey over the parsnips and toss to coat.

  5. Put the parsnips in a roasting tin with 2 tbsp sunflower oil, 2 tbsp butter and seasoning.

  6. Roast for 40 mins, turning halfway, until golden.

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Joe Hibbert's picture
Joe Hibbert
12th May, 2020
This recipe doth butter no parsnips.
Sarah Mayes's picture
Sarah Mayes
25th Dec, 2019
Best Parsnips I’ve ever made!! Yum - even my 10 year daughter agrees x
22nd Oct, 2017
These are lovely, tried today for Sunday roast, will definitely make again.
MC-DRAKON658 2's picture
20th Jan, 2019
Can these be made in advance , set aside and then cooked when ready ?
goodfoodteam's picture
21st Jan, 2019
Thanks for your question. We'd suggest preparing until the end of step 2 and then continuing as above when you're ready to do so.
23rd Dec, 2018
Does this works equally well with carrots?
goodfoodteam's picture
23rd Dec, 2018
Thanks for your question. We haven't tested this with carrots but it should work well. If you want to follow a recipe specifically for honey roast carrots, we also have this one:
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