Gingered Carrots 'n' Parsnips Recipe

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Guests at my holiday table are surprised to hear that this tasty side dish has just five ingredients.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 4 medium parsnips, peeled and julienned
  • 2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 153 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Place carrots and parsnips in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 15-20 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. In a large skillet, saute 1 tablespoon ginger in butter for 1 minute. Add the carrots, parsnips and salt; toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining ginger. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Gingered Carrots 'n' Parsnips in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p60

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