Roasted Carrots and Parsnips are an easy way to enjoy root veggies. Sweet carrots & parsnips are tossed with seasonings and roasted to perfection!

Similar in shape, these veggies have different colors and slightly different flavors and textures. A cozy side next to any meal.

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Perfectly Roasted Veggies

  • Roasting vegetables increases their sweet flavor while making them crispy, tender, and delicious. And roasting doesn’t just need to be applied to potatoes. Roasting is great for so many veggies from cauliflower to sweet potatoes.
  • With just two simple vegetables – carrots and parsnips – this recipe is really easy to prepare. Just peel, cut, and then toss with the oil, salt, and brown sugar.
  • They also don’t take long to cook – just 20-30 minutes.

Carrots and Parsnips with seasonings and oil in the back

Ingredients & Variations

PARSNIPS: These long carrot-like vegetables can be found in the produce section of the supermarket. Generally, they are sold in bags like carrots. They are long and thin like a carrot, however, they are more off-white and creamy. It is best to peel them and cut off the ends before cooking.

CARROTS: Carrots are such a cheap and versatile vegetable. They are great for munching on raw, but they are also great for roasting. In the fall carrots are at their sweetness, especially when purchased at farmer’s markets.

VARIATIONS: Brown sugar can be substituted with a drizzling of melted honey or maple syrup. Switch up this recipe by adding some balsamic vinegar, this would give these roasted vegetables more of a glaze. Toss in a potato, brussels sprouts, or onion for more variety.

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How to Make Carrots and Parsnips

Make a new side with this carrots and parsnips recipe!

  1. Peel & cut the carrots & parsnips into 2″ pieces.
  2. Toss veggies with remaining ingredients (per recipe below).
  3. Roast until tender.

Carrots and Parsnips on a baking sheet before cooking



Roasted vegetables will last in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. They are also great to freeze & will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Thaw & reheat under the broiler until heated through, or toss in the microwave.

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Entrèes to Pair with Roasted Veggies

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Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Colorful & crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these roasted carrots & parsnips pair perfectly with so many entrèes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 carrots
  • 4 parsnips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Peel carrots and parsnips and cut into approximately 2" pieces. Cut the thicker pieces in half lengthwise.
  • Toss all ingredients together and spread onto a large baking sheet.
  • Bake 20-30 minutes depending on the size or until carrots and parsnips are tender-crisp.



 Brown sugar can be substituted with a drizzling of melted honey or maple syrup.
Add other root vegetables, potatoes, brussels sprouts, or onion if desired.
5 from 44 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 177 | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 781mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 10191IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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  1. Hello:
    Can you line the cookie tray with parchment and still get the roasted flavour? What did you pour over the vegetables just before serving?


    1. Hi Christine, you can definitely use parchment and still get that roasted flavor! Veggies are tossed in brown sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and ginger powder before baking/serving.

  2. Your recipes give the number of stars but it would be great to read all the comments shared by those who have tried it as provided in other websites. What do you think? Is this an option for you?

    1. Hi Liz, to see all the comments you just have to scroll all the way to the bottom. Alternatively, at the top of the post in the title bar beside the jump to recipe button you can click the star and that will take you to the comments too! I hope this helps.

      1. Thank you for your response.

        I was thinking with 5 stars from 15 votes that a comment would accompany each star to explain their evaluation. When I saw only 3 comments I thought some were missing.

  3. This looks super easy and tasty and I’m excited to try it as an inexpensive but healthy side dish. However, I’m a little confused about the 1” cut size mentioned in the recipe because they appear to be more like 3” sticks as shown in the pictures?

  4. Looking forward to trying this one on my husband. Your recipes are usually a hit with us and this sounds yummy to me.