Pancetta-wrapped parsnips

  • Rating: 5 stars
  • Takes: 50 mins
  • Serves: 6


  • 625g (1 and 1/4lb) thin parsnips, peeled and cut into short sticks
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 x 110g pack smoked pancetta

Each serving contains 150 calories, 6g sugar, 9g fat, 2.2g saturates and 0.6g salt.


Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Cook the parsnips in a pan of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain well and refresh under cold running water (this can be done up to 1 day in advance).

Toss the parsnips with the oil and rosemary and season well. Gather them into small bundles; about 3-5 sticks per bundle. Wrap a piece of pancetta around each bundle. Place on a greased baking tray and cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the parsnips are  golden and the pancetta is crisp.

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