Parmesan and Maple Syrup Parsnips

Christmas / Sides / Winter

Parmesan and maple parsnips
4 portions


  • 8 parsnips
  • 85g fresh or dehydrated parmesan (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat the oven at 230C
  2. Blanche the parsnips in salted boiling water for 10-12 minutes until part cooked
  3. Drain off the remaining water and pat dry
  4. Drizzle over the olive oil and maple syrup and roast in the oven for 10 minutes until starting to colour
  5. Coat in the grated parmesan, add salt and pepper and roast for a further 25 minutes until golden brown

A creamy parmesan parsnips recipe enhanced by the natural sweetness of Canadian maple syrup. With a seasonal combination of delicious flavours, these maple syrup parsnips are an essential side to serve at Christmas dinner – or any other dinner!

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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