If you think carrots are boring, you need to try these Roasted Air fryer Carrots! They are quick, easy to make, and ready in just 20 minutes and the perfect side dish all year round. Deliciously sweet carrots that are crispy on the edges, and tender inside.
About these Easy Air fryer carrots
Roasted carrots are a super simple recipe to make. They are deliciously sweet, crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. You only need a handful of ingredients, that you may already have at hand and an Air fryer. I have been using this Instant Pot Vortex 6-in-1 air fryer for over one and a half years and they are fantastic for everyday cooking. Along with these, I like to make air fryer cauliflower, roasted air fryer green beans, air-fried asparagus, air fryer roasted sweet potato cubes, and air fryer mushrooms.
Season the peeled carrots and air fry to perfection. That is how incredibly easy it is to make roasted air fryer carrots. You can use any of your favorite herbs to garnish, just before serving.
Why you will love this recipe?
Affordable – Air fryer carrots use cheap inexpensive ingredients like carrots, oil, salt, and pepper.
Quick and Easy side dish – Roasting carrots requires minimal effort and they come together in less than 20 minutes from scratch.
Faster than making in the oven – Cooking the CARROTS in the Air fryer is speedy and they roast in about 15 minutes or so. Also, they do not require any babysitting time.
Can be enjoyed all year round – Roasted carrots are a delicious side to your weekly family meals as well as on festive occasions like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Dietary needs – As such this side dish is Vegan. Suitable for Dairy-free, Gluten-free, and for those on a Keto diet.
How to make Air fryer carrots?
Peel & cut the carrots – Peel the carrots and cut them in diagonals about 1/2 inch each. If you are using mini carrots, you may not need to cut them. You can even cut them into chunks or discs however you like.
Season – Toss the carrots in oil, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder( if using).
Air fry – Transfer the carrots to the air fryer basket and cook for 10-13 minutes until they are slightly caramelized on the edges.
Garnish and serve – Garnish the air-fried carrots with fresh herbs like dill, parsley, green onion, or chives and enjoy crispy roasted carrots.
Store any leftover carrots in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat thoroughly before serving.
What to serve with roasted carrots?
Serve these easy roasted air-fried carrots along with Christmas dishes like Cauliflower Wellington, Sage and Onion Stuffing, Mac and Cheese, or even Casserole dishes.
Spicy roasted carrots – If you love spicy sweet potatoes like the Mexican sweet potato cubes, use the same spices in marinating the carrots and air fry them.
Honey-roasted carrots – Toss the carrots with honey, butter, salt, and pepper, and roast until crispy and caramel-y.
Roasted Parsnips and Carrots – Roasted root vegetables make a fantastic dish. If you have never tried it try this roasted root vegetables tray bake.
Can I make roasted carrots in the oven?
Absolutely. Transfer the seasoned carrots to a lined baking tray and bake at 200C for 25-35 minutes.
Can I make Air fryer carrots ahead of time for Christmas?
Yes, cook the carrots up to 3 days ahead and store them in the refrigerator. Heat thoroughly before serving, garnish and serve.
Easy air fryer roasted carrots recipe below
- 450 g carrots peeled and cut into diagonals
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil or Sunflower oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Garnish ( Optional)
- 2 Tsp chives dill, green onion or parsley
- Preheat the air fryer at 200C / 400 F for 2 minutes.
- Toss the carrots with oil, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
- Transfer the carrot to the air fryer basket and cook for 10-13 minutes.
- At half time, shake the basket so that the carrots are rotated.
- After the air frying cycle is done, remove the carrots from the air fryer and transfer it to a serving dish.
- Garnish with parsley, dill or chives and enjoy immediately.