Crispy parsnips fries are baked in the oven until golden. They have fresh rosemary and Parmesan cheese and served with a roasted garlic lemon dipping sauce

Baked Rosemary Parmesan Parsnip Fries

These crispy baked rosemary parmesan parsnip fries are served with a side of roasted garlic-lemon aioli dipping sauce. They’re baked in the oven until perfectly golden brown for an easy and healthy fry recipe!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bakedfries, easyrecipes, healthyrecipes, roastedvegetables, snackrecipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Roasted Garlic 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Wine a Little Cook A Lot


Roasted Garlic Lemon Aioli

  • 1 Head Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Parsnip Fries

  • 1 lb Parsnips peeled (about 6-8)
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Rosemary finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place head of garlic in a piece of aluminum foil and drizzle with about 1-2 tsp of olive oil. Bake 25-30 minutes until garlic is softened and caramelized. Remove and set aside to cool.
  • Increase oven to 415 degrees. Place a cooling rack on top of each of your baking sheets and set aside (you can line the baking sheets with aluminum foil for easier clean up!).
  • Cut ends off of parsnips, then cut into half horizontally. Cut each half lengthwise, and cut into ¼”-1/2” thick fries. Place in large mixing bowl.
  • Add 3 tbsp of olive oil, rosemary, cheese, salt and pepper. Toss and evenly coat all the fries.
  • Place fries on cooling racks, spreading evenly so you don’t overlap. Bake for 20-25 minutes, checking halfway, until fries are crispy and golden. Remove and set aside.
  • While the fries are baking, peel your garlic cloves and place in a food processor (the garlic should easily peel; you should be able to squeeze it right out, it will be like a thick paste.)
  • Add the remaining aioli ingredients and process until well combined. You can also do this in a small mixing bowl, just be sure everything is well combined.
  • Serve fries warm, with side of aioli.


*Leftover aioli can be stored in an airtight jar/container and kept in the refrigerator 2-3 weeks.