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Parmesan Truffle Parsnip Fries

Savory with a hint of sweet, these parmesan truffle parsnip fries are an awesome guilt-free game day snack.

Savory with a hint of sweet, these parmesan truffle parsnip fries are an awesome guilt-free game day snack. | @TheFoodieDietitian


After (almost) a week of fun and sun (more like work indoors, actually) in Napa, I’m back in Boston just in time for massive blizzard! Kind of wish I was stranded in sunny California right now.


But, alas, I’m snowed in and taking full advantage by spending all my time in the kitchen developing recipes to share with ya’ll.

This week, I’m all about football-friendly snacks and apps in honor of the upcoming BIG game day on Sunday. Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday falls right behind Thanksgiving in terms of calories consumed in one day? You can rest assured all the snacks I’m sharing with you this week are packed with nutrition but give you that same game day satisfaction.

Like these parsnip fries.
Truffle Parsnip Fries | @TheFoodieDietitian I love fries. With their crispy, crunchy exterior and salty taste, I’m pretty addicted. But rather than noshing on potato-based fries all the time, I love making sweet potato fries and recently, parsnip fries.

Parsnips, in-season this time of year, are low in calories and a good source of fiber, vitamin C, folate, and manganese. They kind of look like white carrots and taste a little sweeter than a carrot or a potato. You can use parsnips in cooking just as you would any other root vegetable.

Truffle Parmesan Parsnip Fries | @TheFoodieDietitian

By now, you probably know that I’m obsessed with truffle ANYTHING. And fries are no exception to the rule. So, I seasoned these bad boys with a little truffle oil and a little parmesan cheese. SO simple. Only 3 ingredients!

Parmesan Truffle Parsnip Fries

Serving Size: Serves 2-4

Parmesan Truffle Parsnip Fries


  • 6 medium parsnips, pealed and sliced into fries
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 1/2 tsp white truffle oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, toss parsnips with olive, salt, and pepper, and transfer them to the baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, or until browned and crisp, flipping parsnips over about halfway through.
  4. Remove from the oven and toss with truffle oil and parmesan cheese.

Truffle Parsnip Fries | @TheFoodieDietitian

Truffle obsessed too? Check out these recipes for more truffle inspired recipes:

Truffle Roasted Chickpeas

Truffle Roasted Chickpeas

Truffle Mushroom Eggs Benedict

Truffle Mushroom Eggs Benedict

Dehydrated Zucchini Chips | The Foodie Dietitian @karalydon

Parmesan Truffle Zucchini Chips

I’m a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.


  1. You had me at “Truffle.” I can’t wait to try these! 🙂

  2. I made these last night and they are divine!! So much better than regular fries. They have a subtle sweetness, and the truffle oil makes them so decadent! Thanks for the recipe Kara. I’ll be making these again and again!

  3. I love parsnip fries and parsnips in general. That truffle oil though!!! Forget french fries, I would gladly take these any day.

  4. No snow here but I’d love to dive into these right now. Yum!

  5. I love baking parsnip fries! Almost as good as sweet potato fries….almost 😉

  6. What a fabulous idea Kara! I love parsnips, but I’ve never made fries out of them. Love it!

    Enjoy the snow!

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