Gone are the days of boiled veg with your roast dinner. More is expected from our favourite Sunday meal and you won’t be disappointed with these Paprika Roast Carrots and Parsnips.
Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sugars and gives them more flavour. Adding spice complements the sweetness.
These Roast Carrots and Parsnips are seasoned with a sweet paprika.
- Powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidants, which may help reduce the risk of a stroke and heart disease.
- May help to lower cholesterol.
- The orange colour is from beta cerotene, which converts to Vitamin A in our bodies.
- May help improve eyesight in dim light. You never see a rabbit wearing glasses!!
- High in Vitamin C, which may help with wound healing and improving immune function.
- High in fibre, so support healthy digestion.
- Contains antioxidants which may help fight inflammation in the body.
- Vitamin E, beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin are all present and may help with eye health.
Do you have to peel carrots and parsnips before roasting?
No you don’t. It’s all about which texture you prefer. Keeping the skin on will make them have a tougher texture.
Why are my roast vegetables soggy?
Are you using a baking sheet to roast them on? If the sides of the roasting dish/pan are too high they may collect water and then they end up steaming, rather than roasting your veg.
Are they piled on top of each other? They need to be in a single layer on the baking sheet to allow them to roast.
Is your oven hot enough? Gas Mark 6/200C is a good enough temperature to crisp up those veggies. Oven temperatures may vary. If Gas Mark 6/200C is not good enough with your oven try them on Gas Mark 7/220C, but be aware that they may need less time, so keep your eye on them.
Can I prepare the carrots and parsnips the night before?
Yes. Peel them and cover them in cold water and put them in the fridge overnight.
Can you roast the carrots and parsnips the day before?
Yes. Just reheat them thoroughly in the oven at Gas Mark 6/210C for 15-20 minutes.
Can I freeze roast carrots and parsnips?
Yes. Cool them and wrap them in foil and put in a freezer bag. When you come to reheat them, thaw them in the fridge and make sure there is no excess water (this will steam them and make them soggy) and then reheat as above.
How long can I keep roast carrots and parsnips in the fridge for?
Store in the fridge for a couple of days and warm through in the oven at Gas Mark 6/210C, or add to a soup.
Paprika Roast Carrots and Parsnips
- 1 tbsp Paprika
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 4 Carrots
- 4 Parsnips
- Heat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200C
- Whisk Paprika and Olive Oil together in a large mixing bowl.
- Peel and slice Carrots and Parsnips into chunky, rectangular sticks and throw into the mixing bowl.
- Coat the Carrots and Parsnips with the Paprika and Olive Oil and lay the Carrots and Parsnips on baking parchment on a baking tray.
- Roast for 45 minutes to an hour, flipping them over halfway through cooking.