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Peppery Parsnip Fries

 Peppery Parsnip Fries
Looking for creative ways to use parsnips? These crispy bites from Sandy Abrams of Greenville, New York are a healthier take on popular french fries.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 8 medium parsnips, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Cut parsnips lengthwise into 2-1/2-in. x 1/2-in. sticks. In a large
  • resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, Parmesan cheese, salt,
  • pepper and nutmeg. Add parsnips, a few sticks at a time, and shake
  • to coat.
  • Line two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans with foil; coat the foil
  • with cooking spray. Place parnsips in a single layer in pans. Bake
  • at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until tender, turning several
  • times. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 156 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 starch.