Baked Parsnip Fries

Swap potatoes for parsnips to make these healthy baked parsnip fries! Great with your favorite burger, they're irresistibly crispy, sweet & salty.

Baked parsnip fries How to make parsnip fries

Happy Fri-day! (pun intended, I’m so sorry).

What I’m not sorry about are these parsnip fries – they’re awesome and super simple to make. I recommend making extra because you (or your significant other – I’m not naming any names here), will likely eat most of them right off the baking sheet, and you’re going to want a few left to enjoy with your burger.

Not only are these parsnip fries healthier than traditional fries (they have much more fiber), but they have a unique flavor. If you’ve cooked with parsnips before, you know that they’re slightly sweet. As a result, these crispy fries have a fantastic sweet & salty taste that makes them totally addictive.

If you don’t gobble them up straight off the pan, they’d be great with any of the following recipes:

I like to serve my fries with ketchup, mayo, or chipotle sauce for dipping. For fry variety, try these sweet potato fries, too. Let me know what you think in the comments, and enjoy!

Parsnip fries dipping sauces

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Baked Parsnip Fries

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  1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
  2. Scrub your parsnips clean and lightly peel them (you don't have to peel them if yours are really clean). Slice into thin strips.
  3. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil and a few good pinches of salt.
  4. Bake 15-25 minutes, or until golden brown, flipping halfway.
  5. Remove from oven and serve immediately. These are best hot.


This post is sponsored by Sir Kensington’s. All opinions are our own, it’s delicious stuff.


  1. Jen S. from

    So yum… Mayo goes in my chickpea salad or to make “sauces” for wraps or nachos or sushi! Spicy ketchup? Now that goes on everything, eggs and tater tots especially.

  2. Jess from

    I like mayo best on a bahn mi! A local Vietnamese place makes the best sandwich with a homemade mayo. So good!

  3. Jen from

    I love mayonnaise in chicken salad with just a touch of sour cream. And nothing beats ketchup on sweet potato fries!

  4. Whitney

    I like ketchup on eggs – especially if it is spicy ketchup. Mayo is delicious on grilled sandwiches (which in my case are veggie burgers or chick’n patties).. and I am super sad that I can’t try the chipotle mayo in this post! (Garlic allergies are no fun)

  5. Katherine

    Love it on a burger. Grilled, of course!

  6. Kelly G.

    With sweet potato fries and a turkey burger!

  7. Sarah

    Ketchup is best served with fries, and mayo is a must on BLT’s!

  8. Kristen

    Ketchup on fries is the best! Mayo is pretty great, too, especially on sweet potato fries!

  9. Colleen N

    We’ve been enjoying an addicting combination of sriracha and mayo, mixed in a nice spicy ratio, and kept in a squeeze bottle for ease of drizzling. We love it on everything savory, especially when paired with miso dressing or in sushi rolls. Yum!

  10. Bec

    Mayo is my FAV! It’s great plain as a fry dip, or mixed with a little brown mustard and curry powder.

    My husband can’t live without Ketchup – we love to mix it with mayo and curry as well for a super yum fry dip – something we learned from a German restaurant we frequent.

  11. Michelle T

    I like to add a little ketchup to ratatouille. It’s my mother in law’s recipe, and it’s scrumptious. Sautéed peppers, eggplant, carrots, tomato sauce, onions, garlic, and cilantro. The ketchup brings all the flavors out somehow.

  12. Shannon

    The only way I would eat mayo as a kid was with salmon off the BBQ and I still think that is the best way!

    Ketchup is essential for so many things. It’s a toss up between grilled cheese or rotisserie chicken on a picnic

  13. Rachel

    Both mixed together on a veggie burger!!

  14. Emily

    I used to hate both condiments, but then I grew up and tried the good stuff. Now, I love both on the classic–french fries.

  15. Amy

    I’m a sucker for some crispy salty french fries with both mayo and ketchup. Never tried mayo with your french fries? You are missing out. It’s sinfully good.

  16. Tova

    I like to eat mayo with french fries! Or to make a thousand island sauce for a portabella burger!

  17. Debbie

    I love Ketchup on fried potatoes and those parsnips look wonderful, maybe with a dip made of ketchup and Mayo.

  18. Rebecca

    I love ketchup with my baked sweet potato fries and with my vegan tamales with cactus in them. I know, I was raised eating ketchup on tamales. I do not eat dairy so no mayo please.

  19. Komal

    These sound great, would love to try them !!
    I love using mayonaise to make different aioli for sandwiches, and mixing ketchup and mayo to go with fries.

  20. Katie

    My favorite use for ketchup is on a black bean burger. For fry-dipping I love garlic aioli or a spicy mayo.

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