Maple-Roasted Parsnips
November, 2004

Serves 8 / Parsnips have a light, sweet flavor and crunchy texture that add interest and variety to any menu. This dish is a healthy alternative to traditional candied yams.

2 pounds parsnips, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
3 tablespoons melted ghee or canola oil, divided
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
Freshly ground black pepper
Ground cinnamon, to taste


1. Preheat oven to 375° Toss parsnips, 2 tablespoons melted ghee or oil, maple syrup, and salt in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Bake uncovered for 30–40 minutes or until parsnips are tender.
2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon ghee or oil in a skillet. Add onion and sauté on low until very soft, about 15 minutes. Remove parsnips from oven; top with onions and sprinkle with parsley, pepper, and cinnamon, to taste.


PER SERVING: 145 cal, 31% fat cal, 5g fat, 3g sat fat, 12mg chol, 2g protein, 25g carb, 5g fiber, 79mg