Maple Carrots And Parsnips

It's a side dish that commands second helpings. The maple syrup enhances the sweetness of the vegetables making it a wonderful taste sensation when served with roasted pork, chicken or turkey.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4 servings


  1. Microwave recipes tested in a 700-watt microwave oven. Power level terminology in microwave ovens varies; check your owner's manual and use whichever word or number gives you the same percentages as in the recipe (High is always 100%). If your oven differs, cooking times may vary. 


Ontario carrots, sliced and peeled

2 cups (500 mL) 

Ontario parsnips, sliced and peeled

2 cups (500 mL)


2 Tbsp (25 mL)

Ontario maple syrup

1/2 cup (125 mL)


2 Tbsp (25 mL) 

Candied ginger, chopped

2 Tbsp (25 mL)

Parsley, chopped

2 Tbsp (25 mL)


  1. Combine carrots with parsnips and water.
  2. Microwave, covered on High power for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through; drain.
  3. Stir in maple syrup and butter and chopped candied ginger until richly glazed. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

© – Source: Foodland Ontario, 2010.

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 256 kcal

Protein: 2 g

Fat: 6 g

Carbohydrate: 50 g

Fibre: 4 g

Sodium: 100 mg

Calcium: 87 mg

Iron: 2 mg



Last Update – August 1, 2017

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