Finger Foods

Garlic Parmesan Parsnip Fries

One of my favorite ways to make vegetables fun is by turning them into fries. It’s also a great way to give your vegetables some variety and make them more appealing to kids. I always loved making zucchini and sweet potato fries. I’ve seen people turn avocados, eggplants, carrots and many more vegetables into fries. The possibilities are truly endless and delicious.

On my quest to finding new ways to introduce finger foods to Emma I came up with making parsnip fries. I introduced Emma to parsnips in puree form and she liked it. So I wanted to continue making it for her in other ways but wasn’t sure how. Parsnip is a vegetable that for some reason I don’t use in my kitchen as much as I should.

Parsnips have a number of great health benefits. They contain many vitamins and minerals that are essential to our bodies. Parsnips are rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium and many more. They are also said to reduce risk of diabetes and cancer. If you never tasted parsnips before they taste a lot like carrots and just like these can be eaten both cooked and raw.

This recipe for Garlic Parmesan Parsnip Fries is very easy and quick to make. It makes a great finger food for little ones and it’s perfect for picky eaters. These parsnip fries also make a great side dish. For Emma I usually pair them with my Sweet Potato Chickpea Nuggets or my Flax Fish Sticks. They’re also great to pair with some homemade turkey burgers or baked salmon. These fries are super flavorful like anything garlic parmesan, have the perfect crunch, and are as healthy as I love my food to be.

Garlic Parmesan Parsnip Fries

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Angelica Arias The Peachee Pear


  • 3 parsnips
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp dried parlsey
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt


  1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees. 

  2. Peel pasnips and cut into 2-3 inch sticks.

  3. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper and place parsnip sticks on it.

  4. Drizzel with 2 tbsp olive oil and salt.

  5. Mash garlic mixed with the other tbsp olive oil.

  6. Rub mashed garlic on parsnip and sprinkle parmesan followed by dried parsley.

  7. Bake for 22 minutes.

  8. Enjoy with some ketchup or favorite dipping sauce!

Looking for a low-carb and healthy option to regular french fries? Try these Garlic Parmesan Parsnip Fries. They're tasty, crunchy and make great finger food for toddlers. Great for picky eaters too. Best vegetables fries you'll have. Make these delicious Garlic Parmesan Parsnip Fries today.


  1. Natalie

    You always have the best recipes! These fries sound so good. My toddler is obsessed with fries so maybe he’ll like these.

    1. Thank you!! Oh yes these would perfect for him! 😊

  2. These look amazing! It’s like the perfect combo of fall comfort food but also healthy!

    1. Thank you! Yes who said your comfort food can’t be healthy right?! Lol

  3. These look so good! I love finding new ways to enjoy veggies (especially ways that might get my kid to eat them more too).

    1. Thank you! Me too I get bored with the same thing over and over. I like to get creative!

  4. Ok, totally guilty over here, I have never had a parsnip before! You make them look so delicious that I think I have to try them 😉

    1. It’s not an everyday veggie for me either. This is a great way to have it because it definitely has a very distinctive taste.

  5. these look really yummy! I want to try them!

    1. I highly recommend them!

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