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Gingered Carrots ‘n’ Parsnips

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Guests at my holiday table are surprised to hear that this tasty side dish has just five ingredients.
Gingered Carrots 'n' Parsnips Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 153 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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