Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them."
-Stephen Fry, Actor

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The parsnips are a great variation on potatoes for home fries. Full of sweet flavor, they also have tons of fiber and Vitamin C.


Minestrone soup is also great using parsnips instead of carrots. Parsnips are a slightly sweet root vegetable much like carrots or turnips.

Some of the starch in parsnips is converted to sugar after the first frost so they are freshest in the fall and winter (but are available year round). Because of the sweeter flavor, they make a great alternative to carrots in recipes and are fantastic roasted or mashed.

4 ounces parsnips = 85 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0 mono fat, 1g protein, 20g carbohydrates, 11mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


Parsnip Home Fries

Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 cup

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

1 tsp olive oil
1 small white onion (diced)
1/2 small green bell pepper (diced)
8 ounces parsnips (peeled and cut into large dice)
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the onions and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the peppers and cook for about 1 minutes.

Add the parsnips, salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium.

Cover and cook, tossing frequently, for about 15 minutes.

When the parsnips are slightly soft, remove the cover and increase the heat to medium high. Cook for about two minutes until the parsnips are lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 cup

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 123 Calories from Fat 23
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 4%
    Saturated Fat 0g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 304mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 5% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 39 mcg Potassium 508 mg
Magnesium 39 mg