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♥ Teri

Thyme Roasted Apples and Parsnips

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 169kcal


  • 2 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 sweet tango apples, cored and chopped
  • 3 parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red onion, peeled and cut into (8) wedges
  • 2 garlic cloves, lightly smashed
  • 4 thyme sprigs, plus more minced for garnish
  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and toss together. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread mixture onto a large baking sheet and roast for 30 to 25 minutes, tossing 15 minutes into roasting, or until fork tender.
  • Allow mixture to cool for 5 minutes before adjusting seasonings and serving.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg


SweeTango Apple Giveaway We have a little giveaway for you today thanks to the fine folks over at SweeTango. We are giving away 12 amazingly crisp SweeTango apples, an apple timer, tote bag, cutting board, pairing knife, and some other cool stuff. This is only open to the continental US. To enter, leave a comment and tell us the most clever Halloween costume you have ever seen. I am a fan of uber clever Halloween costumes, so I wanna hear the good ones! I plan on being Harry Potter for the second time in a row because I can’t help myself. It’s kinda sad. The contest will end this Friday the 25th at 8 am pacific. Good luck!

***UPDATE! THE WINNER IS: Susan McMenamin! Thank you all for commenting! ***


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  1. Jenny Not Specified Not Specified

    I always love being a cowgirl – I think it’s the hat.

  2. Sherri Not Specified Not Specified

    Not super original, but our nephew and his girlfriend dressed up as tourists. Cameras around the neck, zinc oxide on noses, shorts, socks, and flip flops and brightly colored shirts. Also they had a map in hand and wore fanny packs.

  3. dc Not Specified Not Specified

    My sons and I discovered a love for roasted parsnips last winter. We’re going to have to try this version!

  4. Rosemary Eager Not Specified Not Specified

    Scottish Highland Haggis costume burried in it’s nest. It’s been a while since I’be seen it but it’s hilarious.

  5. Miya Not Specified Not Specified

    I was in New Orleans last Halloween and saw a guy dressed in a pair of bikini briefs with grey paint swatches all over his body… 50 Shades of Grey.
    This year I am going as Frida Kahlo. Unibrow not optional…

  6. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    I saw a costume of a girl struck by lightening that was pretty awesome. She had a bunch of holes with singe marks around them in her shirt, a broken umbrella, and crazy frizzy hair. Easy and clever! Just like this recipe!

  7. Laura (Tutti Dolci) Not Specified Not Specified

    I love roasted veggies, gorgeous side dish!

  8. Elicia Davis Not Specified Not Specified

    I was a Christmas tree as a third grader and I still think that’s the best costume ever.

  9. Ann Not Specified Not Specified

    Two of my friends were a tequila shot (one and a lime, the other salt and they carried a bottle of tequila around!)

  10. grace Not Specified Not Specified

    not for halloween, i went as the portrait of Mrs. black by carrying a frame around my head and yelling wizarding insults at people walking by. Can’t wait to try this!

  11. Maria @ Decaf Doesn't Count Not Specified Not Specified

    There was a man at the NYC Halloween Parade last year who was dressed as a one night stand…which was inventive (he was literally a nightstand) but had to be explained to everyone he met.

  12. Val Not Specified Not Specified

    I was a bag of jelly beans in 2nd grade. My mom and I cut two holes at the bottom of a clear trash bag, stuffed it with multicolored balloons, and tied the bag with ribbons at my shoulders. I don’t think I could ever top that costume!

  13. Sheila Not Specified Not Specified

    I was a seaturtle one year. I covered a large (3 foot by 4 foot maybe?) shell-shaped piece of several inch thick foam with some brown/black print fabric on one side and cream colored fabric on the other. Then I added a zip-on sleeveless top to the cream side, used an unbent metal hanger to stiffen an curve the shell, and wore it over cream colored leggings and shirt.

  14. Allie Not Specified Not Specified

    In 5th grade, I went as Cleopatra courtesy of my mom’s home-made costume. It was great except I have bright blonde hair and lacked the crucial black wig!

  15. Kaylan Not Specified Not Specified

    I had a friend that found out she was pregnant at the beginning of October. For Halloween, she made a huge box to fit around her that represented an oven, then put a piece of bread in the box to make it look like a bun in the oven! Her family and friends didn’t quite get it at first!

    I am loving parsnips!!

  16. BookishCook Not Specified Not Specified

    A couple of friends dressed up as foosball players in college–pretty good!

  17. Elizabeth Not Specified Not Specified

    In high school, my friends and I went as the stages of Madonna – the pointy bra with high ponytail, the glam cowboy, the black corset and fingerless gloves of the 90s, the white lace “Like a Virgin” dress. Get into the groove!

  18. David Bell Not Specified Not Specified

    A keg of beer alongside a red solo cup

  19. Kammie Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite couples costume is Ferris Bueller and Sloane. Although, I think this year we will be overrun with a boatload of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke scariness.

  20. Caitlin H. Not Specified Not Specified

    The most clever I’ve seen was a group costume. One man dressed like Beyonce (wig, heels, unitard, the works) and his friends all wore track suits that said “Bodyguard.” They walked around playing Single Ladies and yelling for people to get out of the way. It was good times.

  21. Cafe Johnsonia Not Specified Not Specified

    My friend dressed up as a Freudian slip one year. She wore a slip with a sign on it, or something. It was clever and easy to pull off. I have no clue what I’m going as this year, but I found a roll of bubble wrap in my storage closet and I’m dying to use it for a costume this year.

  22. Tika Not Specified Not Specified

    Three girls dressed as rock, paper, and scissors.

  23. Tahnycooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Awesome recipe!! So pretty too! I was an indian!

  24. Rebeka Not Specified Not Specified

    I saw someone dressed as a bag of M&Ms – they wore a trash bag with pictures of Eminem’s face glued all over it. I laughed out loud.

  25. Shauna Not Specified Not Specified

    I always wanted to see a baby dressed as a cowboy and the dad dressed as a horse.

    I love roasted vegetables and it’s hard to imagine streaming again.

  26. Brittany Not Specified Not Specified

    LOVE this! Roasted parsnips & carrots are a go-to combo for me, so the sweetness of apples would be a delicious carrot substitute next time!

    I’m going out of the box on the Halloween costumes, because it’s fresh in my mind: a Pugkin Spice Latte. A pug, dressed as a pumpkin spice latte. I died.

  27. Andrea Not Specified Not Specified

    The most unique costume i’ve seen is a person dressed as a bar of Ivory soap. Painted a refrigerator box, face, and outfit white and taped white balloons to the box to look like soap suds.

  28. Celia Not Specified Not Specified

    I was a bottle of Corona one year in college, with yellow dress, handmade logo, lemon earrings and all. Almost as bright as those parsnips!

  29. Allie Not Specified Not Specified

    I am dressing as a snail! Shell and all!

  30. Briana Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow that looks so good! I’m planning on being Katniss Everdeen this year, with a bow and arrow, mockingjay pin and everything! It’s going to be great

  31. Susan McMenamin Not Specified Not Specified

    My brother in law came to our Halloween party in a suit and tie. It looked like he just got off work until he walked past you and you saw that he was missing the back side of his clothing!! And to think that I was snarky with him because I thought he had thumbed his nose at our “costumes a must” policy.
    p.s. I am going to make this recipe and add some cubed butternut squash as well. Yum!

  32. Lulu Not Specified Not Specified

    Roasting is my favorite way to prepare veggies, and I love the idea of adding apples to root vegetables. I can taste the finished combination now. Thanks!

  33. Maggie Not Specified Not Specified

    I saw a guy at a Halloween party dressed all in green with fake flowers glued at random all over himself and he was a “bad lei” (bad lay). A wee bit naughty, but I don’t think any kiddies would get it so it seems safe!

  34. Jennifer Not Specified Not Specified

    Maybe not the most clever, but I’m pretty proud of my Ursula costume for this year. To make the tentacles, I filled pantyhose with polyester filling and a wire coat hanger (so that they’re bendable). Spray painted the pantyhose black so that they polyester didn’t show through, then spray painted the underside navy blue (purple didn’t show up well). Glued purple buttons on the underside as the “suckers.” Then attached the tentacles to a belt using zip ties around the wire hanger. That way, the tentacles are removable from my outfit. :)

  35. Britney Dossett Not Specified Not Specified

    The best costume I have ever seen was Han Solo Cup… This girl at dragoncon dressed up like Han Solo and made a gigantic solo cup to wear over the top (with shoulder straps), so it looked like Han Solo was popping out of the cup and shooting his(her) gun.

  36. Cindy Gillis Not Specified Not Specified

    I love the Prancercise Lady. I’m thinking of dressing like her with a couple of songs playing so I can walk, trot and gallop like her! Thanks for the giveaway and the smiles!!

  37. Heather Not Specified Not Specified

    This recipe might just have to be part of our dinner tonight! It looks delish.

    A clever costume that comes to mind was one I saw years ago. A neighbor dressed her daughter as a tube of toothpaste, with a lampshade hat on her head for the toothpaste cap. It was pretty adorable!

  38. Eileen Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh man, yes please! Sweet fall fruit and savory root veg, together forever. :) As for halloween costumes…I have ever been a very boring costume-wearer. Does the Raggedy Ann costume my mom made me at age five count? In any case, thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  39. Sara Not Specified Not Specified

    I saw a guy dressed with a cardboard night stand around his waist with an alarm clock and small lamp on it. His t-shirt read “One night stand.” I thought it was pretty clever :)

  40. Madeline Chapin Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks delicious and amazing! I have so many different summer veggie recipes but once fall hits, I’m stumped. I am absolutely going to try this recipe this weekend!

    Thanks for sharing!

  41. June Not Specified Not Specified

    Went as an aboriginal. Made a full body stocking in chocolate brown and matching face makeup. Made a long sleeve to go around my neck hanging just above the waist. Made a slit in both ends big enough to fit a balloon and filled each one with 1 1/2 lbs water, made a slit in the front and fit 2 baby bottle teats pointing out the front. Got a couple of yards of very bright fabric wrapped large piece around my hips sarong style and wrapped the other smaller one around my head and loaded up with big earrings. Won first prize at 3 different parties and had a lot of fun

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  43. MorganEve Not Specified Not Specified

    The best Halloween costume I’ve ever seen was “Stevie Wonder Woman”. The combo of Stevie Wonder and Wonder Woman is so weird and hilarious. (Think Wonder Woman’s outfit with dark sunglasses, cornrow braids and blazer)
    I also love the idea of “Goldie Hawn Solo” but I haven’t tried it yet.

    This recipe looks easy, delicious, and perfect for someone who is on an “everything-must-be-fully-cooked” diet. (long story) Thanks!

  44. Kay Not Specified Not Specified

    At the Village Halloween Parade, 2010: I saw a guy dressed as the Soviet Union & Its Puppet States.

    So: He was the Soviet Union, with the hammer and sickle, and then he had this giant marionette contraption coming out of his head, and the puppet states dangling all around him.

    It was amazing.

  45. jason zimmerman Not Specified Not Specified

    One year was a orange m&m I won 3 rd place at the contest

  46. Abbey Not Specified Not Specified

    Last year my boyfriend and I dressed up as Donnie Darko and Sexy Frank the Bunny. Hilarious, creepy and fun!

  47. Will Not Specified Not Specified

    I once saw a lady with a hole right through her stomach – she mounted 2 thin screens on either side of her and then linked up 2 separate cameras… It was so tech and I was so hammered… I know your contest is over – but in my heart I know I won!

  48. Erin Not Specified Not Specified

    I always really like the bubblegum machine: red pants and hat with a clear trash bag and balloons!

  49. Nina Villanova Not Specified Not Specified

    Cutest costume? One of my girlfriends dressed up as a “garbage man” and dressed up her baby as Oscar the Grouch. Uber adorable!

  50. MrsNumbles Not Specified Not Specified

    Just made this tonight and served it with pork loin chops – loooooooovely. This recipe will stay in rotation in our home!

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  55. Pam in Sacramento Not Specified Not Specified

    We love roasted veggies, too. This dish is excellent. We ate all of it…um, I’m embarrassed to say, it only made 2 servings. ???? Did I mention we love roasted veggies? I used Winesap apples because that’s what I got at the farmer’s market. Thank you for a great recipe.