Roast Parsnips with Honey and Thyme
5 from 2 votes

Roast Parsnips with Honey and Thyme

An essential on our Christmas dinner table – and indeed with any roast dinner, these Roast Parsnips with Honey and Thyme are super easy to make and taste incredible! (serves 6-8 depending on appetite)
Recipe Type Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword Parsnips, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 8 people
Calories 134 kcal
Author Eb Gargano


  • 6 medium parsnips peeled and cut into 6 (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 sprigs of thyme plus extra for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey


  1. Preheat your oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas mark 7 / 425F.
  2. Place the prepared parsnips in a shallow roasting tray and drizzle with the olive oil. Add some salt and pepper and then scatter over the leaves of the thyme.
  3. Toss everything together, so the parsnips are well coated, then arrange in one layer (see notes).
  4. Place the parsnips in the preheated oven and roast for 20 minutes.
  5. After 20 minutes remove from the oven, turn all the parsnips over, then drizzle with the honey. Return to the oven for a further 10 minutes or until the parsnips are golden and crispy and just starting to go brown at the edges.
  6. Remove from the oven and serve scattered with a little more thyme for garnish.


(1) To cut parsnips into 6 equal sized pieces, first cut them in half widthways. Cut the top half into 4 lengthways and the bottom half into 2 lengthways – this creates 6 roughly equal sized parsnip batons, which will roast beautifully.

(2) One super important factor in ensuring roast parsnip perfection is to make sure the parsnips are well spaced out in the roasting tray. Ideally none of the parsnips should be touching each other and definitely don’t have more than one layer! Otherwise the parsnips will steam rather than roast – resulting in soggy soft parsnips, not crispy roasted ones!

Suitable for freezing.

Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Nutrition Facts
Roast Parsnips with Honey and Thyme
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 435mg12%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 20.4mg25%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.