Crispy Parsnip Chips

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With Superbowl festivities just around the corner, I’ve got snacks on the brain.

bowl of parsnip chipsChips, to be exact. But since we’d rather avoid greasy potato chips this year, I thought it might be fun to try to recreate the tasty parsnip chips I enjoyed in New York this past summer!

These aren’t quite as crispy and greasy as the parsnip chips we enjoyed at Serendipity… but they’re healthier and still taste delicious!

I’d say it’s a fair trade.

Crispy Parsnip Chips
serves 2

Inspired by Serendipity’s Parsnip Chips


2 large parsnips
1 teaspoon coconut oil
sea salt, to taste


Preheat your oven to 350F. Using a mandolin, or sharp knife, slice the parsnips into very thin slices–> the thinner, the better.

parsnip slicesTransfer all the slices to a bowl, and use your hands to coat them evenly with coconut oil. (The oil should melt in your hands as you work with it.)

Spread the slices onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

parsnip slices on a panI was pretty messy about it, but if you arrange them in a single layer, they should crisp-up more evenly.

Sprinkle with sea salt, then bake for 25-30 minutes, or until crispy.

baked parsnip chips on a planDepending on the size of the slices, some “chips” will be crispier than others–> but I love the varying texture with every bite!

Let cool, then serve!

parsnip chips in a bowlAustin, my go-to taste tester, nearly finished off this bowl before asking what these “chips” even were… so I guess they were good. 😉

Hope you enjoy them, too!

A few new flavors I want to try next:

BBQ: Add smoked paprika, onion powder and a sprinkle of stevia

Sour Cream & Onion: Add a splash of lemon juice, nutritional yeast & onion powder

Reader Feedback: What’s your favorite snack? Are you planning anything fun for the Superbowl? I don’t have much invested in the teams this year, but I love any excuse to have friends over and make some tasty food!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

Oooh so parsnip was the mystery ingredient in yesterday’s photo! Very clever! I’m not really into the superbowl but my favourite snack that I suppose might be superbowl-related is nachos or blue corn tortilla chips and salsa. Yum!


    I love nachos, too! Austin is seriously craving chips and salsa lately, so we may have to get some this weekend for the big game. 😀


These sound great!!! I haven’t tried parsnip in awhile so I will have to next time I go to the store-you are pushing me to try new things and I LUV IT…thanks! 🙂


    It’s funny, I haven’t liked parsnips in other things I’ve tried– but they make an awesome chip! Hope you try them soon!


they look so pretty when done baking! yum

Tamara Lukie

I was wondering what to do with the last 3 parsnips in the bottom of my fridge…



Is there an alternative to coconut oil that is less coconutty? My husband really hates anything remotely coconut, but I’d love to have an alternative to parsnip chips!


    Grass-fed butter is a great alternative to coconut oil.


I might have missed where you said it…but what temperature should you bake the parsnips?


Ahhh parchment paper, thats what i was missing! No matter how much I oiled they always stuck to the foil or sheet and I ended up with veggie chip crumbles. Going to pick some up an try again.


I have to say that these didn’t work out very well. They tasted okay coming out of the oven and after they cooled off. But after I put them in a pyrex container for the night, they got really soggy and the flavor changed. I’m not sure how to avoid the moisture problem.


    I’m sorry to hear that! I’ve actually never tried storing them, since we typically eat the whole batch in one sitting. Maybe not sealing the container would have helped with the moisture issue? They might need air circulation.


Hi Megan,
This is a wonderful recipe. I love root vegetables recipes packed with all the vitamins and minerals and this one is just AMAZING! I made it today and was gone in 5 min. I had to make it again …my toddler loves it too! Thank you for all the info and this great website! I am a huge fan! Everything I tried from your website was tasty and healthy!


i was looking today to see if you had a recipe like tortilla chips already. do you think you can come up with something like tortilla chips using cauliflower or something besides corn? i plan to try this myself, but since you’re the expert i was hoping i could tempt you to try so i can actually get something good. ha!

i cannot eat tortilla chips, but miss the taste and crunch.

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