Cooking Parsnips with Aunt Bessie's: A Simple Guide to Perfect Parsnips Every Time

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Cooking Parsnips: Our Simple Guide | Aunt Bessie's

Parsnips are the perfect accompaniment to roast dinner, and for some people, no roast is complete without them. Unfortunately, roast parsnips are one of those vegetables that are surprisingly difficult to get just right. It can be all too easy to make them soggy and undercooked or burn them to get them nice and crisp. If you value your Christmas parsnips as much as we do, you know how much of a disaster that can be!

Luckily, you can use Aunt Bessie’s Honey Glazed Parsnipsto get perfect parsnips every timewhether it’s for your weekly roast or Christmas dinner. Just follow our simple step by step guide and you’ll be enjoying crispy roast parsnips in no time!


Cooking parsnips in the oven: What to know

When cooking Aunt Bessie’s Honey Glazed Parsnips, always ensure they are fully cooked before serving.

It’s also important to remember that different cooking appliances can vary, and that the following recipe is a guide to help you get the best out of your parsnip dish!

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Olive Oil
Black Pepper
Chopped Thyme (optional to serve)
Wholegrain Mustard (optional)
Butter (optional)

Our method

  1. 1. Preheat the oven

    Preheating your oven is key, as this helps you maintain accurate temperatures and timings to get crispy roast parsnips every time

    Set the oven to 220°C /425°F/Gas mark and leave it to come up to temperature.

  2. 2. Preparing parsnips

    There’s no need to prep or peel Aunt Bessie’s parsnips they’re ready to go when you are! While the oven preheats, take your parsnips out of their packaging, and recycle itIf you want to make washing up easier, spread some aluminium foil to protect your baking tray. Drizzle some olive oil over the baking tray/foil and parsnips to prevent them from getting stuck while they cook. A little olive oil can add some extra crispiness and flavour to your parsnips also.

  3. 3. Place onto baking tray

    Place your parsnips onto your baking tray and add salt and pepper to taste. Everyone knows parsnips and honey go together like nothing else, and although our frozen parsnips are coated in batter and pre-fried with a drizzle of homemade orange blossom honey, you can always add a little extra honey if you like them extra sweet. Alternatively, why not also add some wholegrain mustard or butter to give them even more flavourNow you’re ready to put them in the oven and set your timer!


  4. 4. Roast!

    So, we now reach the age-old question: how long to roast parsnipsWe’d recommend aiming for 25-30minutes (until they are golden brown) to ensure a perfect crisp coating and fluffy interior.

  5. 5. Turn

    Cooking parsnips in the oven can sometimes cause them to bake unevenly, so its important to turn them over halfway through the cooking time to avoid this, as well as to not buroff the glaze.

  6. 6. Serve!

    After 25 to 30 minutestake your parsnips out of the oven and serve!

Inspiration: dishes with parsnips

Parsnips make a great accompaniment to a whole host of dishes! They go perfectly with roasts, complementing Yorkshire puds and crispy potatoes to create a wholesome, hearty meal and they can also be added to soups, making for the perfect winter dish to help warm you up. Or swap your usual chips side dish for a plate of crispy parsnips a healthier, veggie alternative!

Now that you’ve got the lowdown on how to cook Aunt Bessie’s frozen parsnips, why not take a look at our range of other articles? We’ve got tips on cooking pancakes, Yorkshire pudding meal inspiration and how to cook the best roast potatoes too!