Air Fryer Root Vegetable Chips

Satisfy your snack craving in a new way! These crispy veggie chips deliver the crunch you want and a sweet & savoury flavour that’ll have you reaching into the bowl again and again. It’s a fun way to enjoy root vegetables and a refreshing change from your usual chips.

Prep Time
30 minutes
20 minutes sitting time
Bake Time
13 to 16 minutes (per batch)
A stoneware bowl of mixed air fryer root vegetable chips shown with a bowl of Golden Yellow Sugar, a bowl of spices, and chips drying on a cutting board.

Air fryer 

Scale OR dry measuring cups

Measuring spoons

Vegetable peeler OR paring knife

Mandolin slicer OR chef’s knife

Large bowl x 3

Large spatula x 3

Baking sheet x 3

Paper towels

Sieve (large) OR colander

Small bowl



Wire cooling rack

about 3½ cups / 6 servings
  • 1 to 2 pcs (2 cups / 255 g) large parsnips, washed (see Chef’s Tips)
  • 1 to 2 pcs (2 cups / 270 g) large carrots, washed (see Chef’s Tips)
  • 1 to 2 pcs (2⅓ cups / 238 g) medium beets (red or golden), washed and scrubbed well
  • 1 tbsp (18 g) salt, divided
  • ¼ cup (54 g) Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar, packed
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) canola oil
  • ½ tsp (2 g) garlic powder
  • ½ tsp (2 g) onion powder
  • ½ tsp (1 g) smoked paprika

Step 1

Peel the carrots and parsnips with a vegetable peeler. If the beets are particularly dirty after washing or the skin looks fibrous, peel them using a vegetable peeler or paring knife; however, it isn’t necessary if the beets are quite clean or young.

Step 2

Set a mandolin slicer to 1/16-inch thickness. Use the guard provided, if possible. Slice the parsnips into rounds. Place into a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon (6 grams) of salt. Toss to coat evenly.

Step 3

Slice the carrots into rounds. Place into another bowl. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon (6 grams) of salt. Toss to coat evenly.

Step 4

Finally, slice the beets into rounds. Place into a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon (6 grams) of salt. Toss to coat evenly.

Step 5

Set a timer for 20 minutes, and allow the root vegetables to “sweat.” The salt should draw out some excess moisture from the vegetables and ensure the chips will maintain their shape and become crispier when air fried.

Step 6

Line 3 baking sheets with paper towels. Place the salted parsnips into a large sieve or colander. Drain and shake off any excess moisture that may have accumulated. Rinse and dry the bowl. Spread parsnips onto one of the lined baking sheets. Cover with paper towels and pat to remove the excess moisture and salt. Set aside.

Step 7

Repeat process with the carrots and beets.

Step 8

In a small bowl, whisk together the Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar, canola oil, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika until well combined.

Step 9

Place the chips back into their respective bowls. Evenly divide the sugar mixture among the bowls. Toss each bowl to coat the chips as evenly as possible.

Step 10

Depending on the size of the air fryer, the chips may need to be done in several batches. Set the temperature of the air fryer to 375°F (190°C). Spread the parsnip chips in the basket in a thin layer. Air fry for 8 minutes. Remove and shake the basket or flip the chips with a heatproof spatula or tongs. Spread them out evenly. Bake for an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until parsnips are crispy; do not burn. Remove and place onto a wire cooling rack. The chips will get more crisp as they cool.

Step 11

Repeat process with the remaining parsnips and carrot chips. Taste each batch of chips as they come out of the fryer. If salt is needed, lightly salt the chips while the chips are warm.

Step 12

Reduce heat to 325°F (163°C) when air frying the beet chips. Air fry the beets for about 8 minutes before shaking and/or flipping the chips. Continue air frying another 5 to 8 minutes. Remove chips as they get crispy; do not burn.

Step 13

Once the chips are completely cooled, toss together in a large bowl and serve immediately or store in an airtight container in a cool location for up to a week.

A parchment paper cone full of mixed air fryer root vegetable chips with several chips scattered around, shown with a bowl of creamy dip.