Parsnip Fries

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Sometimes It’s All About The Delivery

Instead of “We need to throw this stack of 50 drawings away” you can say “Who’s ready to send a present to the Recycling Fairy!?!?”

Instead of “It’s time to go to bed so mommy can have some quiet time” you can say “Who’s ready to go on a fantastic pirate voyage in their tropical island dreams!?!?” while nodding your head. The head nod is imperative.


And instead of saying, “Look kids, another armful of the same root veggies we’ve been eating for two months” you can say “WHO WANTS FRIES TONIGHT?!?!?!

See, delivery. Parsnip fries don’t have to feel like a replacement snack. Add in a little magic ketchup, easy homemade mayo, spicy chipotle mayo or honey chipotle BBQ sauce and your fries may get gobbled straight off the baking sheet. If you’re fast you may be able to get your freshly cooked parsnip fries to the table, but no promises.

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Parsnip Fries

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 pounds
Calories 467kcal
Author Mommypotamus


  • vegetable peeler
  • sharp knife
  • 2 baking sheets



  • Preheat your oven to 375° F.
  • Peel the parsnips and slice into long, thin strips (a little over 1/3 inch thick).
  • Toss with coconut oil (about 1 tablespoon per 1 large parsnip)
  • Place parsnips on two large baking sheets and sprinkle with unrefined sea salt.
  • Place the baking sheets on middle racks and roast for 30 minutes, turning once at the 15 minute mark.
  • Once the fries have cooked for 30 minutes, turn your oven to “broil” on low and continue cooking until golden on the outside. Make sure to check them every 3-5 minutes so they don’t burn. The amount of time needed will vary depending on how thick/thin your fries are. You’ll probably find that the fries on the top rack are done sooner. If so, remove them and move the fries that were on the lower rack up.


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 1163mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 2mg

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world. 

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7 thoughts on “Parsnip Fries”

  1. Lol I had come to the conclusion that I could eat sweet potato and squash chips if they came with a spicy brown sauce so then I had to find a healthy spicy brown scauce recipe. :o)
    I will give these a go tomorrow, thanks.

  2. On my last grocery trip I realized I had not had parsnips yet this season, so I bought some. And now I have a new recipe to try them with.
    I made parsnips (a soup I think) once when my brother was visiting. He mentioned that many people don’t like parsnips. What? Why? I had no idea.

  3. I’ve never eaten a parsnip before but hey they look pretty good! I think I’ll give it a try. Maybe my super picky eater boyfriend will even try them.

  4. I tried these out a week ago and the flavor was good. The parsnip texture was kind of chewy at times, and I couldn’t decide if that meant they needed to cook longer, shorter, or if it’s just the nature of a parsnip. My parsnips were funny shaped and cutting them evenly was impossible. Some of the less done ones were easier to chew, while other times, the cruchier ones were easier to chew. Ha! Either way, we ate them up and it was a great way to try parsnips.