Roasted and Glazed Parsnips, Carrots, and Chestnuts

Recipe and photo by Tami Ganeles Weiser Yield:  4 servings
Prep Time:  25 minutes Cook Time:  30 minutes

Roasted and Glazed Parsnips, Carrots, and Chestnuts

Simple parsnips, carrots, and chestnuts sing a new song when glazed and roasted with honey and crystallized ginger. A sweet dish for celebrating the new year—or anytime you feel like a satisfying dish.


4 parsnips, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice (see Kitchen Tips)

4 carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice (see Kitchen Tips)

2 shallots, peeled, trimmed, and cut into quarters

2 (5.2-ounce) packages cooked, peeled chestnuts

¼ cup olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

½ teaspoon crystallized ginger, minced

2 tablespoons mild honey, chestnut honey preferred


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.  Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or a Silpat. If you are using foil, spray it well with nonstick vegetable oil spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the parsnips, carrots, shallots, chestnuts, olive oil, salt, pepper, ginger, and honey and mix to coat.
  3. Spread out the mixture in the prepared pan and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the parsnips and carrots are cooked and the tip of a sharp knife pierces them easily.

Kitchen Tips

If your parsnips and/or carrots are small, use 5 instead of 4.

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Love your recipes and looking forward to eating all that delicious food!

My 2 month old grandson – our first – will call us, when he’s old enough to talk, Bubbe & Zaide and we are thrilled to be that for him! We’re both born & raised in the goldene medina …… and bubbehood and zaidehood is a dream come true!!

Susan Lubliner - March 30, 2015

I’m willing to try some new dishes this passover, along with the traditional ones I learned from my bubbe! Btw, I called my grandma bubbe, my mom is “bubbe” for my 25 years old daughter, and you can bet my grandkids will call me bubbe someday…

Alexandra - April 1, 2015

at 72 I probably have the qualifications for Bubbieness

Honey Guyon - April 1, 2015

I just died and went to heaven with your recipes!! And I hope, when my time comes, that I will be called Bobbe too! (I’m a South African – American whose kids call their grandparents Granny and Grampa.)

Erica - April 1, 2015

Erica, How sweet! Thanks.

Tami Weiser - May 5, 2015