Skillet Caramelized Parsnips

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Simple stove top recipe for caramelized parsnips. Found printed on the back of a package of parsnips from Trader Joe's.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. After peeling the parsnips, cut them into sticks the size of your pinkie finger.
  2. Dry off any moisture with a paper towel or sacking cloth.
  3. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat then add the parsnips, tossing to coat.
  4. Sprinkle the parsnips with the nutmeg.
  5. Cover the skillet tightly with a lid and cook the parsnips over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes or until the parsnips reach a golden brown color. All stoves are different so if it looks like the parsnips may be cooking too quickly, lower the heat.
  6. Add the water, place the lid back on the skillet and steam until the water has evaporated and the parsnips are golden, tender and caramelized.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Pretty tasty pre-meal munchie or side with a meal. It definitely needs a little salt, and could be slightly more crispy... but tasty.

Travis F. November 24, 2013