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This is one of the nicest ways to serve parsnips, baked crisp and golden brown in the oven with a Parmesan coating. Try making your own Honey Parmesan Parsnips this Christmas and save with Thermomix.


  • 100 g Parmesan cheese, cut in pieces (2 cm)
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 pinches ground black pepper
  • 100 g polenta
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 30 g unsalted butter, diced
  • 500 g water
  • 800 g parsnips, peeled, quartered lengthways
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 100 g runny honey


  1. Place Parmesan, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper in mixing bowl then grate 10 sec/speed 10.
  2. Add polenta and mix 10 sec/reverse/speed 4. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Place oil and butter in a roasting tin and set aside.
  4. Place water in mixing bowl. Place Varoma dish into position then weigh in parsnips. Remove Varoma and divide parsnips between simmering basket, Varoma dish and Varoma tray (see tip), ensuring some holes remain uncovered for steam to circulate. Insert simmering basket then insert Varoma tray. Place covered Varoma into position then steam 15-18 min/Varoma/speed 1 until just tender. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 190°C then place prepared tin inside to preheat.
  5. Remove Varoma dish and remove simmering basket with aid of spatula then immediately transfer parsnips to bowl with Parmesan mixture and toss to coat.
  6. Remove roasting tin from oven and carefully place parsnips in hot oil. Mix well to coat then roast for 15-20 minutes (190°C) until lightly golden and crisp. Meanwhile, discard steaming water, dry mixing bowl and continue with recipe.
  7. Place garlic in mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula then chop again 2 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.
  8. Add honey and mix 10 sec/speed 6. Once parsnips are roasted, pour over garlic honey, toss to coat and bake for a further 3-5 minutes (190°C) until golden. Serve hot.

Hints & Tips

  • Roasted parsnips are always a favourite at the Christmas table, and we’ve added a twist to make this popular dish even better. The herby Parmesan and polenta coating makes them extra crunchy, and the honey dressing helps the natural sweetness of the vegetable shine through.
  • When distributing parsnips, place larger pieces in simmering basket and smaller pieces in Varoma tray to ensure even cooking.
  • If desired, the garlic honey glaze can be omitted. Simply stop the recipe at the end of step 6 and serve crispy Parmesan parsnips as they are.

Nutrition per 1 portion

  • Calories 1390 kJ / 333 kcal
  • Protein 9g
  • Carbohydrates 33 g
  • Fat 17g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Sodium 313 mg

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