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
169
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
10g
14%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
36µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Calcium, Ca
62mg
6%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
54mg
8%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
25mg
2%
Water
166g
6%

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.