Roasted carrots, parsnips and caramelised onions with fluffy polenta flavoured with whole grain mustard and thyme. Absolutely delicious!

This recipe takes just over an hour to make, but is such a comforting dish that's perfect for Sunday lunch or dinner party.

Spiced Maple Roast Carrots & Parsnips With Mustard Polenta Mash

Spiced Maple Roast Carrots & Parsnips With Mustard Polenta Mash

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  • 2-4Servings


    • 6 carrots carrots trimmed
    • 4 Parsnips trimmed
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tbsp maple syrup
    • Pinch sea salt
    • Black pepper

Caramelised Onions

    • 2 red onions sliced into rings
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • Pinch sea salt

Polenta Mash

    • 100g instant polenta
    • 400g water
    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
    • 100ml plantbased milk
    • Black pepper
    • Squeeze lemon
    • Lots of fresh thyme
    • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard


For the roast veg:

  1. Pre heat your oven to 180c
  2. Place the veg on a baking tray and coat in olive oil, maple, salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 50 -60 minutes until soft in the middle and caramelised on the outside. Keep your eye on them as they will cook at varying times.

For the caramelised onion:

  1. Add the oil and sliced onion to a small pan and fry very slowly on a low heat for 30 – 40 minutes until caramelised.
  2. Then add the salt and pepper. Set aside.

For the polenta:

  1. Add the water to a saucepan, bring to the boil.
    Slowly add in the polenta in a steady stream. Stir continuously for 1 minute. Turn off the heat.
  2. Allow to cool a little
  3. Add the polenta and all the other ingredients to a food processor and blitz smooth and creamy consistency.
  4.  Serve the roast veg on the fluffy polenta. Top with the caramelised onions.

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Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 2-4

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