How to Cook Oil-Free With Parchment Paper

Updated: 3/26/19

Using parchment paper to roast vegetables in the oven makes clean-up a snap. No oil, butter or added fats are needed as parchment paper creates a non-stick surface. Baking "en papillote" is the fancy French way of saying "in parchment," and you will wonder why you didn't try this until now. Just line a baking sheet with the parchment paper, toss the vegetables and lean protein with fresh herbs and spices.  Make parchment paper (or aluminum foil) pouches to steam and further infuse the herbs and spices into your food.  Because the steam does all of the work, you need less fat to build flavor.  The result?  A delicious, one sheet-pan lower-calorie steamed meal.

How to cook with parchment paper:

How to make a parchment paper packet: