These baked parsnip fries are the perfect snack to satisfy your fry cravings! They’re paleo, AIP, Whole30, nightshade-free and vegan.

baked parsnip fries on plate with dipping sauce

Easy Baked Parsnip Fries

One of my favorite pre-AIP and nightshade-free lifestyle favorites was french fries. Luckily, they’re also one of the easiest things to replace and find a substitution for. Sweet potato fries are the norm, and commonly referred to as the healthier version of french fries, but anyone following AIP can tell you that they get a little old after a while. That’s why I’ve turned to parsnip fries!

Parsnips are closely related to carrots, and basically look like big white carrots. They are one of the most under-utilized and unknown vegetables out there! Trust me, once you’re in on the parsnip secret… you’ll never look back. These parsnip fries are flavorful, crispy, delicious, and insanely easy to make, all while being gluten-free, paleo, AIP, vegan and nightshade-free!

The Ingredients for Easy Baked Parsnip Fries

  • Parsnips
  • Avocado oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Garlic Powder & Onion Powder
  • Dried Thyme
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper: Omit pepper for AIP.

How To Make Easy Baked Parsnip Fries

  • Prepare Fries: Preheat oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Prep the parsnips by peeling, slicing off the ends, and then slicing horizontally down the middle. Slice each half of the parsnips vertically and then slice into thin fries. You want the fries to be about 1/4″ inch thin.

raw parsnips chopped into fries

  • Bake Fries: Add the fries to a baking sheet and coat with avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, and season. Toss to coat. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy.
  • Finish & Serve: Remove from the oven and serve with a dip of your choice like an aioli, or ketchup (I like to use this AIP ketchup).

parsnip fries on baking sheet

Where can you buy parsnips?

Most grocery stores & health stores will have them!

How do you choose a good parsnip?

Choose a large parsnip to make these fries easy to cut.

large parsnips raw

Can you make this recipe in an air fryer instead?

I haven’t tried yet.

What do you serve them with?

You can serve them with burgers, nuggets, or other classic comfort foods! Here are some ideas:

What do you dip these fries in?

You can serve with any dip of your choice like an aioli, ketchup (I like to use this AIP ketchup), ranch, mustard… whatever you like/tolerate!

parsnip fries on plate with dipping sauce

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Easy Baked Paleo Parsnip Fries


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

These baked parsnip fries are the perfect snack to satisfy your fry cravings! They’re paleo, AIP, Whole30, nightshade-free and vegan.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 lbs parsnips, peeled (about 23 large parsnips)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prep the parsnips by peeling, slicing off the ends, and then slicing horizontally down the middle. Slice each half of the parsnips vertically and then slice into thin fries. You want the fries to be about 1/4″ inch thin.
  3. Add the fries to a baking sheet and coat with avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, and season. Toss to coat.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve with a dip of your choice like an aioli, or ketchup (I like to use this AIP ketchup).

Notes

Save the peels and tops for broth!

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 237
  • Fat: 7.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.9g
  • Fiber: 11.3g
  • Protein: 3g