Parsnip Packages

Staff Writer
Parsnip Packages
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
352
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
38%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Protein
7g
13%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
4µg
N/A
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.1%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.9%
Vitamin C
26mg
43%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
4mg
19%
Vitamin K
40µg
51%
Calcium
59mg
6%
Fiber
8g
30%
Folate (food)
101µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
101µg
25%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
49mg
12%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
163mg
23%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
650mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.3%
Sodium
462mg
19%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
16.1%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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