Healthy Recipes

Roasted Parsnips with Maple Syrup

To give this dish a creamier texture and richer flavor, use European-style butter (such as Plugra) because it has a lower moisture content than regular butter.

Roasted Parsnips with Maple Syrup
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10 parsnips (about 1 inch in diameter), scrubbed well
¼ pound (1 stick) European-style or regular butter, melted
¾ cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons salt


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In a large, shallow baking dish, toss parsnips with butter and syrup. Season with salt.
  2. Arrange parsnips in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Reserve remaining butter-syrup mixture for basting.
  3. Roast 45 minutes, basting occasionally with reserved butter, until caramelized. Shake baking sheet occasionally to prevent sticking.  

Nutritional facts: 

Serves 8. Per serving: 178 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated), 27 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 4 g fiber, 452 mg sodium (19% Daily Value).