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Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots Recipe

Looking for new parsnip recipes? Try these Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots – a great way to cook up seasonal fall root vegetables.

roasted carrot and parsnip sticks on blue plate

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I originally posted this recipe in October of 2015. I have been craving roasted veggies so much lately and was eying parsnips at the store yesterday so I remembered how much we loved them prepared this way.

It’s my favorite time of the year – fall! So much to love about fall, but for me I really do love the shift in what we are eating. Summer food is fresh and fun, but fall brings in so many warm flavors to experiment with – wouldn’t you agree?

I’m really trying to change things up at home lately and introduce some new foods to my family. Carrots are obviously not new, but parsnips are! I’ve made them for myself before and loved their unique taste, and I couldn’t wait to try them again and try some new parsnip recipes on them.

To help my family (specifically my kids) be more open to trying a new veggie, I thought it would be helpful to pair them up with a vegetable they are very familiar with and already love – carrots. We eat roasted carrots almost weekly so it was nice to change it up just slightly with these Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots recipe.


Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots - my kids LOVED these!

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I sliced up the carrots and parsnips into “sticks” so they were more like a finger food. You can do this easily by cutting any long vegetable at an angle, then cutting again longways. As soon as they came out of the oven my kids gravitated toward them, first saying how good they smelled, then asking to try them. I could not keep them from eating them right off the baking sheet!

That’s always a good sign.


Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots - my kids LOVED these!


Don’t forget to sprinkle them with plenty of kosher or sea salt. It’s all good, trust me!

If you have any favorite roasted parsnip recipes, please share them with me, I would love to try more.

These roasted parsnips and carrots would be absolutely delicious served with Mini Honey Mustard Meatloaves or Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes. If you are craving more fall veggies check out these Maple Balsamic Roasted VegetablesFall Panzanella, or this Farmhouse Shepherd’s Pie with Fall Vegetables.

For those that don’t know, I contribute monthly to Produce For Kids blog. I love this organization! This Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots recipe was inspired while writing my latest article for them, a roundup of Roasted Root Vegetables for Fall – check it out for more ideas and links to recipes for autumn root veggies.


Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots

  • Author: Aggie Goodman


  • 4 parsnips, peeled, cut diagonally then into strips
  • 4 carrots, peeled, cut diagonally then into strips
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine oil and honey at the bottom of a large bowl. Add carrots and parsnips to bowl and gently toss until all your vegetables are coated in oil and honey mixture.
  2. Place vegetables onto a large baking sheet. Sprinkle liberally with coarse salt and fresh ground pepper.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Take baking sheet out and using a spatula carefully flip over carrots and parsnips. Bake for another 5-7 minutes until veggies are nicely and evenly browned. Season to taste with additional coarse salt and pepper.

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15 comments on “Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots Recipe”

  1. These look oh so savory! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  2. They look delicious! I love both carrots and parsnips. Kaylin is a big carrot fan, but she hasn’t tried parsnips. I’m going to use this recipe to introduce them to her!

  3. Oh, yummy, these look so good. I’ve got a Guinness stew recipe that calls for parsnips ,but I’ve never tried roasting them. It looks like I need to! I love the contrast in color and how wholesome these are for a tasty side dish. Awesome, Aggie! Pinned 🙂

    • I’d love to try them in a Guinness stew! Is that recipe on your blog, sounds so delicious! My kids surprised me and just started picking off the plate like they were fries. I love when you catch them at the time they are “that” hungry and they try something new 🙂

  4. Yum!! I think I might even be able to convince my kids to eat these 🙂 I remember loving parsnips as a kid, but I don’t cook them that often anymore. Pinning this recipe, and will definitely be making it for my family soon!

  5. love making “fries” out of carrots and parsnips – they always go over well w the kids. Love the addition of the honey here!

  6. I’m all about the roasted veggies right now!!

  7. What a great idea! I love this recipe and it looks absolutely delicious! I am craving veggies right now having been out on the road all week- can’t wait to fly home tomorrow and bake these up! 

  8. I have never tried parsnips. Can you believe that?

  9. yum!!! superb post.. thanks for sharing

  10. How many does this feed

  11. Beautiful! Served with roast leg of lamb – not a scrap left, enjoyed by all. Will make these again.

  12. What oil can you use if no grapeseed oil?