Paprika Parsnip Fries

I feel like I’m cheating on my beloved sweet potato fries with these of the parsnip variety. But not to worry, sweet potato, I will never leave you.

Paprika Parsnip Fries

Sometimes I like to make fries out of other types of vegetables rather than just potatoes. Parsnips are in the carrot family, so you’re getting tons of good vitamins, fiber, and they even have some anti-inflammatory properties. Fries that are good for you, but still totally decadent? I’ll take it.

Paprika Parsnip Fries

Paprika Parsnip Fries

I spiced them up a bit with some paprika to give them a little kick, bake them,  and then dip them in this amazing pesto. Seriously, you won’t even miss your regular french fries.


Paprika Parsnip Fries

Yield: Serves 2-3


  • 4-5 parsnips
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • a batch of spinach parsley pesto (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and cut the ends off of your parsnips. Cut them into strips to make fries.
  3. Place them on a lined baking sheet and drizzle the oil over them.
  4. Season with the paprika, salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.
  6. Serve with pesto of your favorite dipping sauce.


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