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Air fryer Parsnips

These delicious air fryer parsnip fries are super easy to make. They are really good and a low carb snack or side option.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer parsnip fries, air fryer parsnips, parsnips in air fryer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 117kcal



  • 1 lb. parsnips or about 500 gm.
  • ¾ tsp. pepper
  • ¾ tsp. pink salt or regular salt
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. honey or maple syrup for vegan


  • Wash, peel and cut parsnips into fries. You can also do larger slices like cutting each parnip into eights.
  • Dry them and keep aside. Assemble ¾ tsp. pepper, ¾ tsp. pink salt or regular salt, 2 tsp. honey or maple syrup, 2 tsp. olive oil.
  • Preheat air fryer at 180C or 360F for 4 minutes.
  • In a bowl, toss parsnip fries with salt, pepper, olive oil and honey/maple syrup. Lay them in air fryer basket in one layer.
  • Air fry at 180C or 360F for 12-15 minutes till the fries are roasted and have browned edges.
  • Serve hot as it is like a snack or a vegetable side to your meal. These do not need a dip but if your really must you can serve them with a sweet chili sauce or a Chipotle mayo.
  • Enjoy your parsnip fries. I take 2 batches to make 1 lb. or about 500 gm. parnip fries. The second batch is slightly faster.
  • Do keep an eye on the air frying time as each air fryer model is different.



1. Choose fresh parsnips. Their flavour really shines through.
2. Wash them well. I prefer to peel them and cut them into fries or you can cut into thicker pieces.
3. A bit of honey or maple syrup really makes them deliciously sweet. But you can skip it if you prefer to avoid any sugar.
4. Brushing with olive oil helps them get a nice slight crunch to them.
5. Do not add the spices and keep parsnips for long before air frying. Because they will release a lot of water and will get limp when air frying. Add the seasonings with oil and honey/maple syrup just before putting them in the air fryer.
6. Do not overcook. They are done when the edges are slightly brown. Have them hot off the air fryer.
7. Just salt and pepper work well. But feel free to try different spices or rubs as per taste.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg