Parsnip Packages

Parsnip Packages
Staff Writer

Alexis Murphy

Here’s one way to get your kids to eat more vegetables: wrap them in bacon and make them look like presents.

6
Servings
348
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Special thanks to Alexis Murphy of Jac o' lyn Murphy for helping us test this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2  Pounds  parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1/2  Pound  bacon, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/4  Cup  olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Toss the parsnips in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Take each thin strip of bacon and wrap around each parsnip like ribbon around a package. Very carefully, tie the ends together to resemble a bow.

Roast the bacon-wrapped parsnips in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the parsnips are tender and bacon is crisp.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
21g
23%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
9mg
1%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
17mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
651mg
43%
Water
127g
5%

Parsnip Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Parsnip Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.