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Parsnips with Chestnuts on the Christmas Table
Caramelised Mustard Roasted Parsnips and Chestnuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

These Caramelised Mustard Roasted Parsnips and Chestnuts are the perfect Christmas side dish. The sugar gives a sticky glaze, and the mustard contrasts brilliantly with the parsnips and chestnuts.

Course: christmas, christmas side, side, Side Dish, starter
Cuisine: british, Christmas, Thanksgiving
Keyword: christmas, festive, meat alternative, roast dinner, roast vegetables, roasted veg
Servings: 4
Calories: 207 kcal
Author: Vanessa
  • 5 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped in battons
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 5 garlic cloves (still in their skin)
  • Handful of cooked chestnuts
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme (use dry if no fresh)
  • Salt and pepper to taste  
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6.

  2. Par-boil the parsnips - place in boiling water for about 5 minutes to allow them to soften a little. Then drain.

  3. Put all the ingredients, including the parsnips, in a baking tray and mix thoroughly, making sure the parsnips are fully covered with all the ingredients. 

  4. Roast for around  45 minutes, tossing occasionally, or until the edges of the parsnips have browned and they are a bit sticky from the sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Caramelised Mustard Roasted Parsnips and Chestnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 752mg21%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.