This easy Air Fryer Carrots recipe makes the perfect side dish and is a delicious way to get more vegetables into your diet!
You will love this air fryer roasted carrots recipe. Gone are the days we are forced to eat vegetables as a kid or don't know how to cook them properly. With the air fryer, you can cook vegetables that makes them crispy on the outside and gives them tons of flavor, with almost no prep time.
Air Frying vegetables is a revolutionary way to cook vegetables that gives them an amazing flavor and makes you forget you're even eating them!
If you're not a fan of vegetables but want to know how to start eating them in a way that tastes good, you will love this recipe. For other delicious air fryer vegetable side dishes, you can also try Air Fryer Broccoli or Asparagus.
Why You'll Love These Air Fryer Carrots
You'll love these Air Fryer Carrots because they're so easy to make. All you need is an Air Fryer and a few simple ingredients to whip up this recipe. In addition, this recipe compliments almost any main dish by providing some extra nutrients and flavor!
Plus, you can cook up a few batches and eat them throughout the week, which means even less work on your part! So, get ready to make this perfect quick side dish that will change your perspective on vegetables for good!
Ingredients Needed to Make Air Fryer Carrots
- Fresh Carrots-
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil-You can also use avocado oil and coconut oil. Because they can both withstand high heat, they are a perfect substitute for this recipe.
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
I use a Cosori 5.8 Quart Air Fryer to make this recipe. Depending on the type of air fryer you use, cooking times may need to be adjusted by 1-2 minutes.
How to Make Air Fryer Carrots
Peel and rinse carrots, then pat away excess water with a paper towel. Use a vegetable peeler to peel carrots and then cut or trim into even size pieces.
In a large bowl, toss carrots with olive oil, salt, and pepper, until carrots are well coating with oil and seasonings.
Transfer the seasoned carrots in Air Fryer basket in a single layer without stacking.
Air Fry carrots at 380ºF for 20-25 minutes. Shake basket halfway through cooking time.
Carrots are done when fork tender with a crisp. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Yes! Keep in mind, baby carrots will cook much faster than larger carrots, so you need to adjust the cook time. Ingredients listed are for one pound carrots.
For extra flavor, sweeten up this recipe by adding a little maple syrup, brown sugar, or coconut sugar to the carrots. Pairing the sweet version of this recipe with a savory main dish will provide you with excellent sweet savory flavor compliments. In addition, you can add seasonings, like McCormick's chili powder, onion powder, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, fresh herbs, and garlic powder.
Absolutely! The best way to do this is by cutting the carrots into large chunks.
You can store leftover carrots in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
To get crispy edges on the carrots, make sure you only use a little oil. If you use too much oil, it can cause the carrot pieces to become soggy and not crisp up. Also, be sure you are using fresh carrot for this healthy side dish.
Yes! Some people prefer the taste of butter versus olive oil. Either way, you'll end up with delicious roasted carrots!
MORE AIR FRYER VEGETABLE RECIPES:
Air Fryer Carrots
- 1 Air Fryer
- 1 pound carrots
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
Optional: Sprinkle with parmesan cheese after cooking
- Peel and rinse carrots, then pat away excess water with a paper towel. Use a vegetable peeler to peel carrots and then cut or trim into even size pieces.
- In a large bowl, toss carrots with olive oil, salt, and pepper, until carrots are well coating with oil and seasonings.
- Transfer the seasoned carrots in Air Fryer basket in a single layer without stacking.
- Air Fry carrots at 380ºF for 12-14 minutes. Shake basket halfway through cooking time.
- Carrots are done when fork tender with a crisp. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.