Roast Parsnips Recipe with Salt and Pepper

Best parsnip recipes

Winter is time for this sweet, nutty root veg to shine. Try our top parsnip recipes, from salt and pepper parsnips to ghee-roasted root veg and parsnips with a crisp parmesan crust

Looking for roast parsnips recipes for your Sunday dinner side dish or as part of a stunning Christmas spread? Parsnips have remained an ever-popular root vegetable for their strong source of Vitamins C and K, as well as other benefits. Find out how to cook your parsnips to add a sweet, nutty edge to your meals. 


Try more sensational side dishes with our easy swede recipes and our best carrot recipes. Also check out our best Christmas dinner sides for sprouts, red cabbage, stuffing and plenty more.

Easy parsnip recipes

Parmesan parsnips

This is a unique way of cooking parsnips. The thin parsnip fries are tossed in Parmesan, polenta, English mustard powder and salt and fried until crisp. A delicious side for any meal but a must-have for your Christmas dinner spread. Discover more great Christmas side dishes

Roast Parsnips With Parmesan Crust Recipe

Spiced parsnip soup

A velvety, root veg soup is ideal for a chilly evening when you want something quick, easy and filling. This parsnip number is spiced with garam masala and paprika.

Spiced Parsnip Soup Recipe

Whisky-and-maple-roasted parsnips

Take your parsnips up a notch with a boozy hit of whisky and the sweetness of maple syrup.

Maple Glazed Parsnips Recipe with Whisky

Creamy parsnip purée

This creamy parsnip purée makes a silky smooth side for your Christmas dinner. You need to add potatoes to this dish for it to emulsify into a smooth purée, but it still has a strong parsnip flavour.

Parsnip Purée Recipe

Roast parsnips with salt and pepper

Add a hot, peppery edge to your Christmas dinner with this easy side dish. It’s super easy to make and requires minimum effort.

Roast Parsnips Recipe with Salt and Pepper

Carrot and parsnip soup

Whizzing the cream in at the end makes for a super-creamy soup. Enjoy this cosy, orange soup with a swirl of double cream and a hunk of buttered bread.

Carrot and parsnip soup

Parsnip and potato rösti

A twist on the classic potato rösti to use up leftover parsnips from the festive season. Serve this rösti alongside a roast or top with a poached egg for brunch.

Spiced shepherd’s pie with parsnip mash

Make a healthier version of a family favourite. Shepherd’s pie is made with lamb’s mince and this easy recipe, is topped with a creamy parsnip mash. Good weekend comfort food.


Salt-dough parsnips with whipped sage butter

This simple salt-baked parsnip recipe is an impressive side dish for any occasion. With a crunchy crust and juicy centre, it very much becomes the main event of any meal.