October 26, 2021

Parsnip Fries

Parsnip Fries photo

These Baked Parsnip Fries are crispy and delicious! A healthy alternative to French fries that is naturally gluten free and tasty!

Pin This Recipe For Later!Table of Contents

Parsnip Fries FAQ Other Healthy Vegetable RecipesParsnip FriesFOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:

Fries that are not made of potatoes, SAY WHAT?

I’m ALL about some air fryer sweet potato fries or baked sweet potato fries, but you know that cliche: “variety is the spice of life” right?

Of course you do.

Parsnips are JUST THAT. They’re honestly probably the most underrated veggie because no one uses them…but they’re naturally sweet and delicious and roast up perfectly into little fries!

If you’re trying to eat more veggies, eating them in fry form is gonna get you to eat them right? Right.

Why you will love this recipe

I’m a HUGE fan of fries. I mean, who doesn’t love a crispy outside, soft inside, hot, salty delicious plate of fries? That’s right- NO ONE. And since I love them so much, I decided to put a little spin on them and use parsnips! With a mild flavor and slight sweetness, these fries are absolutely delicious. You can eat them as a snack, a side dish for your meal, or as an appetizer at your next get together and I guarantee that everyone will come back for more!

Parsnip Fries Recipe Ingredients

The fries I am going to introduce you to today are appealing for so many reasons: they are a healthy snack, they’re easy to make, and they also only take 5 ingredients to make! Seriously, you need to fire up your oven and bake up a delicious pan of fries for you and your crew! Here’s what you will need:

Large ParsnipsOlive OilCornstarch or Tapioca StarchSeasoning SaltSalt

The Crispy Secret 

When it comes to cooking in the kitchen, I’m all about those secrets that make recipes EXTRA good. Fries, in my opinion, need to be crispy. You can’t have one without the other, and I’m gonna let you in on the secret ingredient that makes these baked parsnip fries the best there is! Cornstarch seems like a simple ingredient, but it’s the key to crispy fries that will make you keep coming back for more!

Parsnip Fries cut and ready to be bakes

How to make Parsnip Oven Fries


Set your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 


Peel all the parsnips and slice them into ¼ inch strips. Toss them, first with the oil, then with the starch until well coated and combined. 


Carefully spread out the fries onto your pan, leaving space between each fry. You may need to use 2 pans to ensure even baking and to not overcrowd them. Sprinkle the fries with seasoning salt and regular salt. 


Bake for 10 minutes, then remove pans from the oven and sprinkle with a little bit more seasoning salt. Place the pans back in the oven and continue baking an additional 7-15 minutes, or until the fries are golden and crispy. 


Serve them up and enjoy!

Parsnip in serving basket will ketchup

What do Parsnip Fries go with?

These fries are SO delish all on their own, but if you’re into sauces then listen up! I recommend dipping these fries in:

Sugar Free Low Carb BBQ sauce The Avocado Cilantro dip from my baked sweet potato friesThe Avocado Ranch dip from my Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Potato PoppersGood old ketchup!

Parsnip Fries FAQ

WHAT DO PARSNIP FRIES TASTE LIKE? Parsnips are a similar color to potatoes so they look kind of like traditional french fries, but they have a complex taste. Similar to carrots, parsnips have a slight sweetness to them, but they also contain more starch so they have an earthy, nutty flavor that makes them PERFECT for these fries! 

ARE PARSNIP FRIES HEALTHIER THAN POTATO FRIES? Parsnips and Potatoes are different. When you are deciding whether to make a batch of fries with russet potatoes or this baked parsnip fries recipe, you might be wondering which is a healthier choice. The truth is, the two vegetables contain similar nutritional value, although parsnips are lower in calories and much higher in fiber. 

do you have to boil parsnips before roasting?No, you don’t need to boil the parsnips. You will need to simply peel and chop the parsnips, rub them with a little oil and seasoning, and they’ll be ready to roast!

Baked Parsnip Fires Recipe dipped in ketchup side view

Other Healthy Vegetable Recipes

Cumin Roasted Carrots

Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Tahini Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

FG TK 1 4 150x150 2

Parsnip Fries

These Baked Parsnip Fries are crispy and delicious! A healthy alternative to French fries that is naturally gluten free and tasty!Course Side DishCuisine AmericanPrep Time 10minutesCook Time 20minutesTotal Time 30minutesServings 4People,as a sideCalories 125kcalAuthor Taylor


2Large parsnips(about 1 3/4 lb)2TbspOlive oil1TbspCornstarch or tapioca starchSeasoning saltSalt


Heat your oven to 400 degrees.Peel the parsnips and slice them into 1/4 inch thick strips. Toss with the oil and then with the starch until well combined.
image 6487327 3 265x300 1
Spread in one layer on a baking sheet (you may need to use 2) making sure to leave room between each fry. Sprinkle with seasoning salt and regular salt.
image 6487327 287x300 1
Bake for 10 minutes. Then flip, sprinkle on a touch more seasoning salt and bake another 7-15 minutes until golden and crispy.
image 6487327 1 300x297 1
image 6487327 2 267x300 1


Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 15.4gProtein: 1.1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.6gMonounsaturated Fat: 5.1gSodium: 141.8mgPotassium: 293.6mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 3.8gVitamin C: 17.3mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 2.7mg


Baking Sheets
Seasoning Salt
Tapioca Starch
Olive OilNutrition FactsParsnip Fries
Amount Per Serving Calories 125Calories from Fat 63% Daily Value*Fat 7g11%Saturated Fat 1g6%Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6gMonounsaturated Fat 5.1gSodium 141.8mg6%Potassium 293.6mg8%Carbohydrates 15.4g5%Fiber 2.9g12%Sugar 3.8g4%Protein 1.1g2%Vitamin C 17.3mg21%Calcium 3mg0%Iron 2.7mg15%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Parsnip Fries collage photo


This post may contain affiliate links, but I only recommend products that I actually use and

The post Parsnip Fries appeared first on Food Faith Fitness.

By: Taylor Kiser
Title: Parsnip Fries
Sourced From: feedproxy.google.com/~r/foodfaithfitness/ryFv/~3/kv84jOYx4fk/
Published Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 10:00:00 +0000