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Roasted Parsnip Fries with Jalapeño Bacon and Horseradish Sauce

Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 643 kcal


Roasted Parsnips

  • 6-8 medium parsnips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Horseradish Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayo be sure it's compliant
  • 1/2 tsp horseradish
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp water
  • pinch dry mustard
  • 1/8 tsp salt or more, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp pepper or more, to taste


  • 6 slices jalapeno sugar-free bacon, cooked or substitute regular bacon
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced


  1. Roast the Parsnip Fries

  2. Preheat your oven to 425. Wash and peel (optional) the parsnips and trim the ends off. Slice into french fry sized pieces - 1/2 inch wide by about 4 inches.

  3. Toss to coat the parsnip fries with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

  4. Lay on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast for 20-22 minutes, turning once halfway through. *Watch closely for burning ends as it gets close to the end of the cook time.

Prep the Toppings

  1. Bacon: Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Drain on a paper towel and allow to cool a bit before roughly chopping.

  2. Horseradish Sauce: Mix all ingredients together and season to taste. Add more lemon juice or a drop of water to thin the mixture, if needed. Cover and refrigerate until you're ready to serve it.

  3. Chives: Wash and thinly slice the chives.

Assemble and Serve

  1. Arrange the fries on a plate. Drizzle with the horseradish sauce, sprinkle the crumbled bacon, and top with chives. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Variations: For a low carb option, substitute turnips or rutabaga.

If you don't like horseradish, substitute a drizzle of my honey-less mustard sauce!

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Parsnip Fries with Jalapeño Bacon and Horseradish Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 643 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 763mg33%
Potassium 1793mg51%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 23g96%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 219IU4%
Vitamin C 85mg103%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.