If you're looking for a quick and easy way to cook carrots, look no further than your air fryer! Air Fryer Carrots only take a few minutes to prepare, and they are a healthy and delicious side dish.
Roasted air fryer carrots are a great way to save time and energy, compared to oven roasted carrots.
Air fried carrots make a fantastic snack, or serve them as a side to any recipe. Fantastic with your weekly Sunday roast dinner, or something the whole family will enjoy with the Christmas dinner.
Jump straight to what you want to know or continue reading for all the advice on making these air fryer roasted carrots.
See our slide show video below for how to make roasted carrots in the air fryer.
The basic ingredients needed to make air fryer roasted carrots are as follows.
We will include some optional extras and alternatives to personalise carrots to your taste.Click here to jump to the full ingredients list and instructions on the recipe card.
Carrots are cheap, tasty and nutritious and this simple recipe is an easy way to cook them, so they are fork tender inside and still full of goodness.
For this recipe, we used four large carrots cut into carrot sticks, enough to serve six people as a side dish.
But you can adjust the amount based on how many people you serve.
Peel the carrots and cut them into even-sized segments so they will cook evenly.
If using baby carrots, there is no need to peel or cut them.
When you toss carrots in olive oil, it adds richness to the flavour and helps brings out the sweetness of the roast carrots.
You could use other oils, such as vegetable oil, avocado oil or melted butter.
If looking for a lighter option using a spray oil is a healthy alternative to oil.
Different seasonings can be added to roast carrots. Here are a few ideas.
Salt and Black Pepper
Add salt and pepper, for the most simplistic of seasonings for air fried carrots. Add any of your favourite dried herbs to carrots at the same time.
An intense flavour booster this savory version adds a hint of garlic without overpowering the carrots. You only need a little sprinkle about ⅛ - ¼ of a teaspoon.
Adds spice and heat to the roasted air fryer carrots, can be adjusted according to your taste preference.
To create a delightful sweet version of air fryer carrots, simply add maple syrup! This is a great way to get kids eating veggies.
This gives the carrots a caramelised, golden-brown finish. Mix with the olive oil before adding the carrots to ensure a even coverage.
A sprinkle of brown sugar or honey can be used the same way as maple syrup for an extra sweet flavour to cooking carrots in air fryer.
Fresh herbs are great to add to the cooked carrots. Finely chop fresh parsley, thyme or rosemary and sprinkle on top after the carrots are cooked, before serving.
For those looking for a quick and easy way to cook carrots, this air-frying method is perfect!
It only takes a few minutes of preparation, with quicker cooking time than oven-roasting veggies and the results are just as delicious.
Peel and chop carrots into batons. Place olive oil and add your chosen seasonings (see ingredients above for ideas), into a large bowl.
Add carrots into the bowl and make sure they are well coated.
Place the carrots in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Set the air fryer temperature to 180°C / 400°F.
Air Fryer Carrot Cooking Times
The cooking time can vary depending on the size you cut them to. The batons seen in our pictures took 15 minutes to cook at 180°C / 400°F.
The carrots in our pictures were cut into small batons so they could be cooked in just 15 minutes, with a shake of the air fryer basket to turn carrots halfway through.
These carrots can air fry anywhere from 10 minutes for carrot slices to 20 minutes for bigger chunks - just keep an eye on them and pull them out when they're close to your desired doneness.
Have fun experimenting and find the best time for your perfectly roasted carrots!
Transfer carrots to a serving dish, add a sprinkle of fresh herbs and enjoy immediately after cooking.
Roast Dinner Recipes
These carrots also go perfectly with all roast dinners.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Air Fryer Carrots
- 4 large Carrots
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil or spray oil, other oils, butter
- Salt and Black Pepper
Optional extras - Chose any of the below extras to add to air fryer carrots
- 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
- ⅛ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Parsley or other herbs chopped to serve
- Peel carrots and cut into even-sized batons.4 large Carrots
- Add olive oil to a large bowl.*If adding other optional seasonings mix them in as well.1 tablespoon Olive Oil, 1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes, ⅛ teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
- Place in carrot sticks stir to coat in oil.4 large Carrots
- Season with salt and black pepper.Salt and Black Pepper
- Transfer carrots into the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook at 180°C / 400°F for 15 minutes, shaking halfway through to ensure even cooking.
- If you feel they need it, you can cook for longer.
- Optional - Add a sprinkle of fresh herbs to serve.1 teaspoon Fresh Parsley
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Store leftover air fryer carrots in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
To freeze cooked carrots let them cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container or resealable bag.
Place carrots in the freezer for up to three months and defrost frozen carrots before reheating.
To reheat roasted carrots is easy; you can use a microwave or put them back into the air fryer until heated through.
Air fryer carrots are a great way to enjoy the nutritional benefits of carrots, naturally gluten-free and allergy friendly. Not only do they cook quickly, but you can also easily store them for later use.
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To store air fryer carrots, let them cool completely before transferring to an air-tight container or resealable bag. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days, or freeze them for up to three months.
There are several ways to reheat air fryer carrots. You can use a microwave to heat them up quickly or place them back into the air fryer until they are heated through. Either way works well!