Garlic Turmeric Parsnip Fries

  Jan 8, 2017  |  #Recipes

These Garlic Turmeric Parsnip Fries are crispy and sprinkled with cheese. An easy parsnip fries recipe that is delicious and a quick side to any meal.

Are you excited to learn how to make some crispy turmeric parsnip fries today? Because that’s what we’ve got going on over here. I can’t keep these to myself any longer, they are just so good I have to share.

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a recipe on the blog, and I’m psyched to share my first recipe of 2017. These crispy garlic turmeric parsnip fries are absolutely delicious and so so easy.

Baked Turmeric Parsnip Fries are crispy and sprinkled with cheese. An easy parsnip fries recipe that is delicious and a quick side to any meal.

I developed a love for baked parsnips during grad school. Prior to that, I don’t recall ever having them, or at least ever buying or proactively choosing to have them. I’d just pass by them in the produce aisle and not give them a second thought. This was before I was into trying new produce items, which has obviously changed. And while I have an air fryer on my “want” list, these oven roasted parsnip fries work just as well.

Dang, I was missing out. Like carrots, roasting helps bring out a sweeter flavor and caramelization. I remember learning about this in grad school – the dry heat from the oven helps caramelize the natural sugars in vegetables. Hence, more concentrated flavor.

Having a good roasting sheet is key – I love these because the silicone grippers make it easy to handle out of the hot oven.

Baked Turmeric Parsnip Fries Can Be Vegan and Dairy-free

I thought about various ways to season these guys and I think they all would be amazing. I tend to just keep my favorites on hand in bulk. Honey + ginger, rosemary + garlic + thyme, garlic + tahini, paprika, etc. I think I’ll just plan to roast parsnips every night for the rest of time because I don’t think I would tire of the abundance of flavors. And if you’re looking for a vegan option, or dairy-free option, nutritional yeast is a great substitution for the parmesan cheese!

Baked Turmeric Parsnip Fries are crispy and sprinkled with cheese. An easy parsnip fries recipe that is delicious and a quick side to any meal | Oven roasted parsnip fries

I don’t want to forget to mention how cool parsnips are. They are pretty nutritionally awesome.

Fun Facts About Parsnips

They are a root vegetable in the carrot family, but are slightly sweeter than carrots.

They are high in fiber, Vitamin C, B Vitamins, manganese, magnesium potassium and calcium.

Research has shown that they have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties.

Do I need to remind you of the health benefits of turmeric? Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. There is also some ongoing research about turmeric affecting the brain and having a positive effect on neurochemical reactions. Bottom line: It’s something we want to include in our diets.

Baked Turmeric Parsnip Fries are crispy and sprinkled with cheese. An easy parsnip fries recipe that is delicious and a quick side to any meal | Oven roasted parsnip fries

So, why not sprinkle some turmeric on these?

You guysss…these Turmeric Parsnip Fries are addicting. And when I say addicting, I mean I couldn’t stop myself from eating them during the recipe shoot. Nice and crispy on the outside, but soft and starchy on the inside. Who knew tasty parsnip recipes could be so easy?

How to Make Crispy Parsnip Fries (Oven Roasted Parsnip Fries)

The key to getting them nice and crisp is cooking them under higher heat for less amount of time. I found the sweet spot to be about 15 minute at 400 degrees.

Oven roasted Parsnip Fries are crispy and sprinkled with cheese. An easy parsnip fries recipe that is delicious and a quick side to any meal.

5 from 3 votes
Roasted Turmeric Parsnip Fries
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These garlic turmeric parsnip fries are crispy and sprinkled with cheese. An easy parsnip fries recipe that is delicious and a quick side to any meal!

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, veggies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Author: Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN
Ingredients
  • 3-4 large parsnips
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice parsnips in even slices and toss in small bowl with avocado oil. Add garlic and turmeric.
  3. Transfer parsnips to baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt and parmesan cheese and bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Take baking sheet out and carefully flip parsnips with a spatula. Sprinkle with more parmesan cheese. Return to oven and bake for 15 more minutes, until parsnips are evenly browned.

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Baked Turmeric Parsnip Fries are crispy and sprinkled with cheese. An easy parsnip fries recipe that is delicious and a quick side to any meal | Oven roasted parsnip fries

Other Veggie Recipes You May Like

Turmeric zucchini salmon patties

Crispy Turmeric Baked Cauliflower

Balsamic Maple Rosemary Roasted Vegetables

Veggie Lemon Tahini Lentil Hummus

What are your go to spices and seasonings?

Are you a parsnips fan?

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