Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
YieldsServes 4
Time: 1 hour. Though mildly sweet like their carrot cousins, parsnips are starchy, like potatoes. Subbing them for spuds, as in this recipe, is a good way to expand your winter repertoire.

How to Make It

Step 1
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Preheat oven to 350°. Put parsnips in a medium roasting pan with 2 tbsp. water, cover tightly with foil, and bake 20 minutes. Add garlic, onion, and 3 sprigs thyme. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Roast, uncovered, until golden and tender, 30 to 40 minutes. Garnish with remaining thyme. Sprinkle with salt.

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+ 5 more ways:

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MASH cooked parsnips like potatoes with warm milk and butter.

Step 4
4

PUREE into a soup and serve with crumbled bacon and fresh thyme.

Step 5
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ROAST, drizzled with olive oil, alongside other root vegetables like carrots and turnips.

Step 6
6

SHRED raw parsnips and apples and use in a creamy slaw with green onions and grapes.

Step 7
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FRY thin slices of parsnips in hot oil for a different take on chips.

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Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 2 pounds parsnips, peeled and halved lengthwise
 8 garlic cloves, unpeeled
 1/4 onion, thickly sliced
 5 sprigs fresh thyme, divided
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 350°. Put parsnips in a medium roasting pan with 2 tbsp. water, cover tightly with foil, and bake 20 minutes. Add garlic, onion, and 3 sprigs thyme. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Roast, uncovered, until golden and tender, 30 to 40 minutes. Garnish with remaining thyme. Sprinkle with salt.

Step 2
2

+ 5 more ways:

Step 3
3

MASH cooked parsnips like potatoes with warm milk and butter.

Step 4
4

PUREE into a soup and serve with crumbled bacon and fresh thyme.

Step 5
5

ROAST, drizzled with olive oil, alongside other root vegetables like carrots and turnips.

Step 6
6

SHRED raw parsnips and apples and use in a creamy slaw with green onions and grapes.

Step 7
7

FRY thin slices of parsnips in hot oil for a different take on chips.

Step 8
8

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Roasted Parsnips