Grama's Peppery Parsnips


This one is for people who like parsnips, and even those who think they don't.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled, cut in half crosswise, and cut into narrow strips lengthwise

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place the parsnips into a saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat, and simmer until parsnips are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain well, pat the parsnip pieces dry with paper towels, and set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat, and place the parsnips into the hot butter in an even layer. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper (I use quite a bit). Cook parsnips until lightly golden brown on both sides, 5 to 8 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

111 Calories
3g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 430mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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