Parsnip Fries with Light Homemade Ranch

It’s fall, it’s football season, and it’s bulking season. That’s why I came up with this fall-inspired French fry recipe, with a side of homemade ranch. I decided to lighten up this version with a Greek yogurt base and some light vegan mayo to drive the creaminess home. Typically, ranch has a mayo base, so this was a happy medium to meet in the middle and still maintain that creamy texture and flavor. If you are vegan, you can use all vegan mayo, and nix the Greek yogurt.

And to dip in the ranch, I decided to serve up some easy parsnip fries. Parsnips are like a potato and a carrot had a baby… they are sweet like carrots, but they look like potatoes and have a hint of starchiness. I think either version of these ranch recipes works well with the Parsnip fries because it really cuts the sweetness and adds a savory, mouthwatering element.

Skyler Bouchard with parsnip fries with healthy ranch dressing
a plate of parsnip fries with scallions and a side of homemade greek yogurt ranch dressing

Parsnip Fries with Light Ranch

Roasted (or air-fried) parsnip fries with a side of homemade light ranch! This ranch dressing has a base of Greek yogurt, which is loaded with garlic, chives and onion. I added some light vegan mayo and some water to elevate it from just a Greek yogurt sauce, to a creamy ranch dressing.
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Servings 2


Parsnip Fries

  • 2 large parsnips peeled and cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil for coating
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp scallions chopped

Light Ranch Dressing

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp shallots minced
  • 2 tbsp chives dried or fresh, minced
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt non-fat
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light vegan mayo
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a bowl, toss the parsnip slices with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 8-10 minutes, until the browned on one side. Flip and roast for another 8-12 minutes. (The time depends on your oven and how thinly sliced the parsnips are. 10 minutes is a safe medium.)
  • While the parsnips roast, prepare the dressing. In a food processor, combine all dressing ingredients and blend for desired consistency. If you like chunkier garlic in the dressing, pulse the food processor. If you like a purée dressing with fully incorporated ingredients , blend until smooth.
  • Pour the dressing into a jar or bowl, and set aside.
  • Plate the parsnip fries and top with chopped scallions. Serve with dressing.
Keyword greek yogurt ranch dressing, healthy ranch, homemade ranch, parsnip fries, vegan ranch
parsnip fries with healthy ranch dressing

5 thoughts on “Parsnip Fries with Light Homemade Ranch”

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  2. 5 stars
    I made these because I bought parsnips for whatever reason AND THEY ARE AMAZING. I don’t want to say ~better than potato fries, but I ate the entire sheet pan by myself.

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