Aromatic Parsnips and Carrots

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Parsnips and carrots with lemon, garlic, fennel and cinnamon! A must try! Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut any long parsnips or carrots in half crosswise. In a very large skillet, cook parsnips, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Add carrots, return to boiling. Cook 4 more minutes. Drain, set aside. Carefully, wipe skillet dry.
  2. Heat the 3 tbls. oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Add the fennel seeds, coriander, and cinnamon. Cook about 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring occasionally. Add the parsnips, carrots and garlic. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, or until tender, turning occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir in cilantro, lemon peel and juice, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with the olive oil. Enjoy!
  3. Make ahead tip:.
  4. Prepare through wiping the skillet dry. Transfer to a 2 1/2-3 quart microwave safe casserole dish. Cover, and refrigerate up to 24 hours. To serve, microwave, covered with plastic wrap on high 7-8 minutes.
Most Helpful

Loved this! I'd never tried parsnips before, so this was a wonderful way to introduce a new veggie into my diet. I needed to make this a truly "make-ahead" dish, so I followed the method that Bergy shared in her review, but otherwise made as directed for the most part; I used the coriander but had to do without the cilantro (had none), and used dried ornage peel instead of the fresh lemon peel. In spite of boiling the parsnips a little too long, this came out *just* right... GREAT flavors! As it was baking in my oven, my roomie couldn't get over how wonderful it smelled. I had NO leftovers, even though I made the full recipe and there were only 5 of us at dinner. :) Thanks for sharing!

Lynne the Pirate Queen December 20, 2008

As past reviewers have said, the blend of flavors in this dish is fantastic. I used regular carrots, quartered, and sprinkled each serving with coarse salt. Delish. But whaddya mean, ten servings- as a side dish we got six out of it! This is a keeper!

White Rose Child April 20, 2008

What a nice blend of flavors! Went very well with a roast goose for Christmas dinner. I overcooked the parsnips in step one, but they were still tasty!

Outta Here December 25, 2007