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Air Fryer Carrots

Air Fryer Carrots are easy to make, absolutely delicious, and the perfect side dish for pretty much anything!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Vegetables, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 88kcal
Author Laura

Equipment

Ingredients

Classic Roasted Carrots

  • 4-6 medium carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C). Meanwhile, wash the carrots. Cut away the large stems and ends. Optional: Peel the carrots.
  • Cut the carrots into 3 inch long, 1/2 inch thick pieces.
    Alternately, cut the carrots into fries (4+ inches long, 1/4 inch thick strips), or coins (1/2 inch thick rounds.)
    Toss the carrots in the oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the preheated air fryer basket.
  • For Roasted Carrots or Baby Carrots, cook for 23-25 minutes, stopping halfway to turn the carrots or shake the basket. 
    For Carrot Fries, cook for 18-20 minutes, stopping halfway to turn the carrots or shake the basket.
    For Carrot Coins, cook for 12-15 minutes, stopping halfway to turn the carrots or shake the basket.
  • Use a fork to pierce one carrot to test if they're done cooking. It should easily slide through. Transfer the carrots to a plate, season to taste, and enjoy.

Notes

Flavor Variations:
  • Honey Glazed Sweet Carrots: Toss the carrots with the oil, salt and pepper, plus 3 Tablespoons of honey and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon before cooking.
  • Garlic Parmesan Carrots: Toss with the oil, salt and pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 3 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, and 2 Tablespoons bread crumbs.
To Store Leftovers: Transfer to an airtight container or bag and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, per USDA. 

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 10192IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg