Air Fryer Parsnips are an easy and healthy side option, ready in just 20 minutes. Honey mustard parsnips combine honey, dijon mustard and a handful of spices for a healthy veggie side.
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I’m new to using my air fryer. I actually thought I could live without one for the longest time. Why add another appliance? Well, honestly, so I can make parsnips in the air fryer.
I love and use my instant pot often, but I don’t like crowded countertops. When my mother-in-law offered her air fryer up, that’s when I started testing this honey mustard parsnips recipe.
The air fryer couldn’t be easier to use, and I don’t know why I waited so long. I’m obsessed with the parsnip air fryer outcome, and I have so many more recipes I want to test.
Air fryer parsnips make great finger foods for toddlers because parsnips are starchy and thick, making them easy to hold. I’m thinking about a lot more air fryer kid recipes I can test.
The honey and mustard parsnip combination is also very appealing because it’s sweet and savory all together.
Ingredients For Air Fryer Parsnips
Here’s what you need to make this air fryer vegetable recipe.
- avocado oil
- garlic powder
- dijon mustard
I haven’t served these to Hannah (10 months old) yet because they have honey, which is not recommended for babies under one but I’m sure they would be just as tasty with salt, pepper and garlic if you did want to serve to young babies for baby led weaning foods.
Roasted veggies in the air fryer couldn’t be easier!
But, they make for a great air fryer recipe for toddlers and a great way to introduce these cream colored root vegetables.
They are a slightly different twist on my popular turmeric crispy parsnip fries recipe, but both are great ways to fall in love with these healthy, root veggies.
How To Make Parsnips in the Air Fryer
I know you’re thinking, can you fry parsnips? Yes! Making parsnips in the air fryer really couldn’t be easier because there is absolutely zero prep involved.
Check your instructions for your individual air fryer but chances are you can just put them in and bake.
If this is your first time, here’s a first time guide to using an air fryer. I love this site because they give you ranges for all types of veggies and foods.
You don’t need to saturate them in a ton of cooking oil, but a little bit helps, or even a cooking spray.
Preheat your air fryer to 380-390 degrees F (about 200 degrees celsius). I like to cut the parsnip into 2-3 inch pieces. Try to make them all the same shape and size for more even cooking.
Mix the avocado oil, honey, mustard, salt and garlic powder and marinate over the parsnips.
Place the parsnips in the air fryer basket. Cook for 15-18 minutes.
Next time I may try using a mandolin slicer and making air fryer parsnip chips because I think that shape would be great too!
When Are the Parsnips Done?
You’ll want to aim for a golden brown light color. The texture should become soft and tender as the parsnips become cooked through.
If they still feel hard and overly starchy, cook them for a few more minutes.
Again, a key tip for air fryer parsnips is making sure they are cut in similar sizes so they cook quicker and more evenly.
We love making air fried parsnips when we want a “fry” side option. We make sweet potato fries often (see tons of sweet potato recipe ideas here), but sometimes we want to switch it up.
Once cooking parsnips in the air fryer, you’ll want to eat them within a few days. These honey mustard parsnips can be stored in an airtight container or Tupperware for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
I love pairing this parsnip crisp recipe with a burger, some seafood, or even a delicious sandwich. Honey and mustard parsnips are so flavorful and pair well with many protein-rich entrees, whether you prefer meat or vegetarian options.
Compared to preheating the oven and then baking the parsnips in the oven, you are saving a ton of time using an air fryer. Also in the summer months, who wants to heat up the oven and add more heat to your house? The air fryer also adds a nice crispiness, despite using less oil than deep-fried alternatives.
More Veggie Sides Recipes
- Preheat air fryer to 380-390°F (200°C)
- Cut parsnips into 2-3 inch pieces
- Mix avocado oil, honey, Dijon mustard, salt and garlic powder in bowl. Pour over parsnips and mix them until they are all coated.
- Place parsnips in air fryer basket and shake basket to distribute evenly.
- Set timer for 15-18 minutes*
- Once parsnips are golden brown in color and soft and tender, they are ready to enjoy
*Note – time may vary depending on your air fryer. To be safe, check after 10-12 minutes, and modify as needed.
How to Store Parsnips: Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 605mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g