The Yummiest Baked Parsnip Dish Ever!

You have GOT to try this (unless you don’t eat dairy, as there’s quite a lot of butter and cheese in the recipe!)

It is so tasty…layered parsnips with buttery onions, cheese and thyme. It’s a great way to cook parsnips and goes so well with a festive roast!

Ingredients: (serves 4-6)

  • 600g parsnips, peeled and sliced into rounds (approx ¬£1 coin thickness)
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Olive oil
  • 100g butter
  • 75g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 75ml veg stock
  • 1-2tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • Sea salt & pepper


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180c
  • Heat 25g of the butter and a little olive oil in a frying pan and fry the onions until they are golden brown
  • Add the remaining butter and garlic and let the butter melt. Set aside.
  • Grease a shallow oven proof baking dish with a little of the butter and cover the base with a layer of parsnip slices.¬†Spread the parsnips with a spoonful of the onion/butter mix, sprinkle over about a third of the grated cheese, some of the thyme and season well. Then repeat the process adding layers of parsnips and covered with butter/onions/cheese/thyme/seasoning until you’ve used up all the ingredients. Make sure you finish with a sprinkling of cheese so that it can cook up nicely on the top! Save a little thyme to sprinkle on at the end.
  • Pour the veg stock over the top and cover the dish with foil.
  • Put in the oven for 30-40 mins until the parsnips are soft when you use a knife to test them (same softness as a cooked potato!)
  • Remove the foil, turn the heat up to 200/220c and return to the oven for 10-15 mins until the cheesy topping turns a lovely golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining thyme and serve.