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Frozen Parsnips and Carrots. How to cook frozen parsnips and carrots at home in your air fryer. Including a delicious honey glaze and perfect for getting your favourite roasted side dish on the dinner table quickly.
With both options for frozen parsnips only, or for doing a mix of frozen parsnips and carrots together.
This is going to be our first winter in England in more than 13 years. Prior to this we lived in Portugal and enjoyed a much warmer winter with a lot of Mediterranean foods such as tomatoes and courgettes that were in season all year.
One of the reasons for moving back, is that we lacked a lot of our favourite British foods and had to either pay a premium, go frozen or go without.
One of those foods was Christmas foods such as parsnips. They were only available fresh, at three times the British cost at seasonal times and because they had been transported from England to Portugal, they were like the bad ones that had been hanging around for too long.
That made us jump at the chance to get frozen parsnips from the Portuguese version of Iceland and throw them into the air fryer instead.
They were a fantastic plan B and what amazed me about them is how well the frozen parsnips cooked in the air fryer.
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Frozen Carrots & Parsnips
As well as frozen parsnips you can also cook frozen carrots and parsnips together in the air fryer and we will be showing you how to do either. That way you can decide which frozen vegetable you want to cook in the air fryer for your roast dinners.
After doing lots of combinations of frozen vegetables in the air fryer I have found that my favourites are either air fryer frozen Brussel sprouts, air fryer frozen broccoli or air fryer frozen carrots and parsnips like we are showing you today.
Can You Cook Parsnips From Frozen?
Yes, you can, and I prefer them cooked from frozen rather than thawed. They have retained their nutrition. They have retained their flavour and you can then dump them in and cook straight after removing them from the freezer bag.
Can You Cook Frozen Parsnips In Air Fryer?
Yes, you can and frozen parsnips in the air fryer are amazing. They are crispy, they are flavoursome and best of all they have been perfectly cut by the manufacturers giving them an even cook when you air fry them.
Though, to give them the wow factor, I like to toss them in honey just before serving.
Best Way To Cook Parsnips?
The best way for cooking frozen parsnips is to use the air fryer. I love to use my Philips Air Fryer XL, but you can use any brand of air fryer, including the Actifry or the Ninja Foodi.
Then if you want to enjoy the best parsnips for Christmas, then you can load them up whilst your turkey is being carved.
Iceland Frozen Parsnips
The main ingredient you need to cook air fryer frozen parsnips is your frozen bag of choice.
I am using Iceland frozen parsnips, but you can use Aunt Bessie’s Frozen Parsnips if you prefer, or your own that you have previously blanched and then frozen.
I also like to add in some honey once cooked because frozen parsnips with honey is amazing and many of the frozen brands don’t add enough honey.
How To Cook Frozen Parsnips In Air Fryer?
- Load. Add your frozen parsnips or frozen parsnips and carrots into the air fryer basket.
- Cook. Air fry for approximately 22 minutes depending on how many frozen parsnips and carrots you are cooking or how powerful your air fryer is.
- Coat. Toss your just cooked frozen parsnips in a bowl and mix with honey, mustard, and balsamic vinegar. Then serve with the rest of your roast dinner.
How Long To Cook Frozen Parsnips?
Frozen parsnips cooking time is 22 minutes. Though note, your air fryer might not be as powerful as ours. You also might be cooking more or less than us. I recommend you cook your frozen parsnips in the air fryer for 15 minutes, check on them and adjust if needed.
More Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables
Air fryer frozen carrots and parsnips is one of many of our favourite vegetables you can cook from frozen in the air fryer. Here are a few other ideas for you to try next:
Plus, don’t miss our guide to air fryer frozen vegetables.
Air Fryer Frozen Parsnips & Carrots
- Remove frozen parsnips (or carrots) from a freezer bag and place in the air fryer making sure they are spread out.
- Air fry for 18 minutes at 180c/360f, shake and then do a fork test to see if they are fork tender. Once they are increase the temperature to 200c/400f for a final 4 minutes to help make them crispy like roasted parsnips.
- In a bowl add honey, mustard and balsamic vinegar and mix with a fork. Toss the parsnips once cooked in the bowl before transferring to a serving dish.