Maple Glazed Parsnips Recipe with Whisky

Whisky-and-maple-roasted parsnips

  • serves 6 as a side
  • Easy

Take your parsnips up a notch with a boozy hit of whisky and the sweetness of maple syrup. These maple-roasted parsnips make a sophisticated side for Christmas.


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  • parsnips 2kg, peeled and halved
  • vegetable oil 4 tbsp
  • whisky 150ml (a peaty whisky works best)
  • maple syrup 150ml
  • cider vinegar 2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Tip the parsnips into a bowl with the oil and lots of seasoning, and toss well. Tip into a large roasting tin and put into the oven for 40 minutes, turning halfway, until lightly caramelised and cooked through.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, put the whisky and maple syrup into a small pan and reduce until syrupy, then add the vinegar. Pour all over the parsnips, toss well and put back in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until glazed.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 441
  • Fat 11g
  • Saturates 1.2g
  • Carbs 55.8g
  • Sugars 32.6g
  • Fibre 15.7g
  • Protein 6g
  • Salt 0.1g