Maple and Vinegar Caramelized Parsnips

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A few years ago a dear friend gave me and Advent calender. In the box for each day she had put one of her favorite recipes. This was in 3 and we really enjoyed it this year for Christmas dinner!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and peel the parsnips and then chop them into evenly sized pieces.
  3. In a bowl, combine the parsnips, salt, and oil.
  4. Put on a baking sheet and toast until tender (which usually takes 30-45 minutes). Mix them up about every 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. When they are tender, drizzle with the vinegar and maple syrup. Mix up and then bake until brown, about 5 minutes.
  6. If desired, season with some pepper.
Most Helpful

What a fabulous and easy recipe! I had a bag of skinny smaller parsnips from our CSA, but didn't have 2 lbs, so I used about a pound of carrots. I think they complimented the parsnips nicely! So easy and so elegant, thanks for the awesome recipe, ladypit!

lolablitz November 12, 2010

Tasty,, easy side dish and a lovely way to use parsnips. I served it with Rack of Lamb Persillade Rack of Lamb Persillade and a roasted garlic couscous (just from a box). Thanks for sharing.

Janay January 11, 2009

5 star all the way, I used a well aged Balsamic & Quebec Maple Syrup. Instead of baking the parsnips for the whole time I pre cooked them for 8 minutes and then baked them for 30 minutes. They were perfect, golden and tasty Thanks ladypit for a wonderfujl recipe - We love parsnips

Bergy June 02, 2008