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Sunchokes, Carrots, and Parsnips With Bacon

Reinvent Your Thanksgiving Vegetable

Emeril Lagasse has great recipes to add to your family's Thanksgiving meal.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Spice up your dinner with winter vegetable. Emeril shows you just how to prepare delicious dish of sunchokes, parsnips and carrots.


  • 2 pounds sunchokes, scrubbed well and cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 2-inch diagonal pieces
  • 1 pound parsnips, cut into 2-inch diagonal pieces
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces sliced bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2/3 cup)
  • 6 shallots, thinly sliced (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 500°F.

    In a medium bowl, combine the sunchokes, carrots, parsnips, ¼ cup of the olive oil, the salt, and the

    pepper. Transfer the vegetables to a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, until

    lightly caramelized and tender, stirring once midway through cooking.

    While the vegetables are roasting, place the bacon in a small sauté pan over medium-high

    heat and cook for 2 minutes. Add the shallots, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 5 more minutes, or until the bacon fat is rendered and the shallots are lightly caramelized. Drain, discarding all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan.

    Transfer the bacon/shallot mixture to a medium mixing bowl. Add the garlic, parsley, and sugar, and

    whisk to combine. Whisk in the vinegar. Slowly whisk in the remaining ½ cup olive oil, and set aside.

    Transfer the roasted vegetables to the mixing bowl, and toss with the vinaigrette to combine. Serve warm.

    *Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse from his bookFor more great Emeril recipes, click here.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: sunchokes, carrots, parsnips, bacon, salt, pepper, shallots

    Course: Dinner, Side Dish, Party Platter

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