Author Notes: I love dishes that offer a sweet and savory flavor combination! And, I love parsnips. While they are wonderful roasted simply with just olive oil and salt, the addition of rosemary and brown sugar takes a basic roast up a notch, to something with a bit more complexity and nuance. These are delicious as a side dish or even just a hearty snack. —em-i-lis
parsnips, washed, peeled, cut into ¾" chunks
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
teaspoons brown sugar
teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed with a mortar/pestle, or finely chopped
generous pinch of kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 375. In a mixing bowl large enough to hold all the parsnips, stir together the olive oil, brown sugar, rosemary and salt until well combined. Add the parsnips to the bowl and toss everything together until the parsnips are well coated.
- Turn parsnips out onto a baking sheet in an even layer and roast until quite tender, about 20 minutes.