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Baked Parsnip Fries with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

A wonderful alternative to French fries, these baked parsnip fries are crispy, delicious and HEALTHY! Served with the most incredible tangy, sweet and creamy yogurt and garlic dipping sauce, this is the perfect snack or side side dish!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 125kcal


Yogurt Garlic Sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 425F degrees.
  • Place the cut parsnips in a bowl and toss with the avocado oil and salt.
  • Pour them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and arrange in a single layer.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, remove, flip and bake another 10 minutes.
  • Remove and sprinkle with garlic powder. Place back in the oven and bake another 5 minutes.
  • Remove and serve with the yogurt garlic dipping sauce.

Yogurt Garlic Sauce

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine. **If using the roasted garlic, mash the cloves on the side of the bowl to incorporate them into the sauce.


  1. Cut the parsnips into thin strips, similar to French fries, for the best evenly cooked results.
  2. Don't add the garlic powder to the parsnip fries until the last 5 minutes of baking otherwise it will burn and become bitter. 
  3. Substitute any high smoke point oil like coconut oil, peanut oil, vegetable oil for the avocado oil. DO NOT use olive oil or butter as it may burn in the high heat of the oven and give your fries a bitter taste. 
  4. Substitute ½ teaspoon of garlic powder for the roasted garlic if desired.
  5. I do NOT recommend using yogurt other than Greek yogurt. You results may be watered down and not have the same tangy flavor if you don't use Greek yogurt.


Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 1188mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg