Maple roast parsnips with sesame seeds

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Parsnips with sesame seeds
Parsnips with sesame seeds
  • Serves: 4

  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

The aroma of roasting parsnips is really irresistible - and adding maple syrup makes them even more delicious


  • 700g (1lb 9oz) parsnips, peeled
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • 3tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

If you're using older, tougher parsnips, cut them into quarters and remove the woody cores.


  1. Preheat oven to 220C (425F, gas mark 7). Cut the parsnips in half lengthways and in half again. Add to a pan of boiling salted water and parboil for 2 mins. Drain well.
  2. Place the butter and maple syrup in a small pan or microwave and heat gently.
  3. Transfer the parsnips to a roasting tin then brush with the maple mixture and season to taste. Cook, shaking the pan frequently, for 30 mins or until golden brown.
  4. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and return to the oven for 5 mins. Transfer to a warm serving dish.

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