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Air fryer parsnips recipe (honey glazed)

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In our home a roast dinner is a real feast. Made all the more special by trimmings, such as these honey glazed air fryer parsnips. I don’t always make extra special vegetables, and sometimes just serve what we’ve got in, but parsnips have to be one of my favourite ever air fryer vegetable recipes to enjoy with a roast dinner.

When cooking a roast dinner I’ve often got the oven full and so I like to use my air fryer for a few trimmings. Sometimes I make an entire air fryer roast dinner but usually I stick to things like air fryer roast potatoes, or Ninja Foodi roast potatoes, air fryer frozen yorkshire puddings and if I don’t want to make these I’ll make air fryer carrots and parsnips instead.

I love to make these parsnips, either plain, or with a honey glaze, and I’m sure you’ll find these a welcome addition to your roast dinner.

A bowl of air fryer parsnips with honey glaze

Ingredients for air fryer parsnips

500g parsnips

15ml olive oil (1 tablespoon of olive oil) 

3 crushed or chopped garlic cloves

Fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme 

Salt and pepper to season

30ml honey

Salt & pepper to taste

A white plate with an air fryer whole chicken on. Green waffle tea towel in the background.

Method for making parsnips in the air fryer

Scrub your parsnips, peel if you prefer though you can skip this.

Heat a pan of water on the hob, with a little salt.

Place the parsnips in the boiling water and boil for 5-6 minutes. Drain well, leave in the colander to steam and then shake them to fluff them up a little.

Slice them lengthways into 4 or 6 pieces, depending on the size and length of parsnips.

Dress the parsnips with the oil, crushed garlic and thyme. I place them into a bowl so I can shake them around and fix well.

Air fry at 160C (320F approx) for 10 minutes, shaking halfway.

Shake well.

Air fry at 200C (390F approx) for 10 minutes, shaking halfway.

Season with salt and pepper – I typically use 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper.

If you’re adding the honey then drizzle over 15ml of honey, shake well, and air fry at 200C (390F approx) for another 2 minutes.

Cooked air fryer stuffing balls decorated with sage leaves

Why not try some of my other air fryer vegetable dishes while you’re here?

These are some of my favourite air fryer accessories:

Ninja Kebab Stand, Ninja sling, Ninja mini muffin tray

Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!

How to make air fryer parsnips with honey:

A bowl of air fryer parsnips with honey glaze
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Air fryer parsnips

Honey glazed parsnips in the air fryer

Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, parsnip, Roast dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 160 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 500 g parsnips
  • 15 ml olive oil 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 crushed or chopped garlic cloves
  • Fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 30 ml honey
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Scrub your parsnips, peel if you prefer though you can skip this.
  2. Heat a pan of water on the hob, with a little salt.
  3. Place the parsnips in the boiling water and boil for 5-6 minutes. Drain well, leave in the colander to steam and then shake them to fluff them up a little.
  4. Slice them lengthways into 4 or 6 pieces, depending on the size and length of parsnips.
  5. Dress the parsnips with the oil, crushed garlic and thyme. I place them into a bowl so I can shake them around and fix well.
  6. Air fry at 160C (320F approx) for 10 minutes, shaking halfway.

  7. Shake well.
  8. Air fry at 200C (390F approx) for 10 minutes, shaking halfway.

  9. Season with salt and pepper – I typically use 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper.
  10. If you’re adding the honey then drizzle over 15ml of honey, shake well, and air fry at 200C (390F approx) for another 2 minutes.

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A bowl of air fryer parsnips with honey glaze
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Tracy

Sunday 9th of January 2022

I had never had parsnips before and when I decided to try them they were going into my ninja foodi xl grill, of that I was sure.

I did carrots and parsnips so at least I’d have the carrots if I wasn’t happy with the parsnips.

Went as basic as basic gets. Peeled and trimmed all as equally as possible. Gave a light coating of avocado oil and some sea salt and fresh cracked pepper with a smidge of cayenne.

O to the M to the G. Didn’t even need any other adds, absolutely delicious and perfect. Can’t believe I’ve been deprived of parsnips for over half a century!!

Excited now to try them with some different glazes to complement different mains. Your recipe is top of the list.

katykicker

Sunday 9th of January 2022

Thanks for your comment, so glad you've found a love for parsnips - I've become a fan in recent years too!

Donna

Friday 8th of March 2019

These look amazing! It makes me wish I had an airfryer x

katykicker

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

They're great for cooking chips and things and making them a bit healthier!

Kim Carberry

Sunday 3rd of March 2019

I love parsnips. I could quite happily eat a plate of them with gravy. This sounds like a great way to make them x

katykicker

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Me too - I love them so much!

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