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Peppery Parsnip Fries Recipe

Peppery Parsnip Fries Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Cut parsnips lengthwise into 2-1/2x1/2-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.
  • 2. Line two 15x10x1-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: 156 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"I really like these! Unfortunately the hubby and 10 yr old did not. Oh well, I WILL make them again."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"These are a good alternative to french fries, sweeter. I like the hint of nutmeg. I found it easier to coat these in a bowl than in a bag, which wasn't sticking very good."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"These are AMAZING! Make them now!

~ Theresa"

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