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Air Fryer Carrots (Sweet or Savory)

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These Air Fryer Carrots are perfectly roasted in your Air Fryer. Make them sweet or savory, whichever you prefer, in less time than it takes to roast them in the oven.

carrots in air fryer basket topped with parmesan cheese and parsley

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Carrots in the air fryer are pretty darn amazing. The one thing I love about it is how fast they can be made compared to the oven. Traditionally, roasted carrots in the oven take about 30 minutes to get perfectly tender and charred, but with the air fryer, you can cut that time down to about 20 minutes. 

Since I can never make up my mind about anything, I’ve included two recipes for air fryer carrots (one sweet and one savory) and will discuss my method and process for both. 

How to make Air Fryer Carrots

Sweet

First, wash and peel the carrots. You can leave the peel on if you prefer, but I found that the peel gives the carrots a slight bitter taste. If peeling, use a vegetable peeler so you don’t peel off too much of the carrot. 

Next, chop carrots into 1 inch large chunks and place in a large bowl. Pour melted butter, brown sugar, and salt over carrots and stir until the carrots are fully coated. 

Place carrots in an oven safe bowl that will fit in your air fryer. Cook on 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway.  Salt to taste.

Why the bowl? I’ve tested these carrots with and without the bowl for this sweet method. Without the bowl, the butter and sugar mixture seemed to drip right off the carrots, before it had a chance to really caramelize and flavor the carrots. In the bowl, the carrots are able to cook and caramelize in the butter mixture and results in much better flavor.

up close photo of roasted carrots

Savory

Wash and peel your carrots. Place carrots in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, garlic powder, and paprika.

Place in the air fryer basket and cook on 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, shaking halfway through.

Once done, top with parsley and parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. 

Notes: You could use baby carrots if you prefer but they won’t taste exactly the same. The larger carrots have much better flavor when roasted.

I hope you enjoy these roasted air fryer carrots as much as we do! If you’re looking for more air fryer vegetables, try these out:

This recipe is great paired with Air Fryer Ham.

Watch this video tutorial and see how I make these carrots from start to finish.

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Roasted Air Fryer Carrots (Sweet or Savory)

Air Fryer Roasted Carrots made two different ways. Whether you like sweet or savory carrots, this recipe has you covered. Make them in the air fryer in less time than a traditional oven.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer carrots, roasted carrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 119kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

Sweet Carrots

  • 1 lb carrots washed, peeled, and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Savory Carrots

  • 1 lb medium sized carrots washed and peeled
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley optional

Instructions

Sweet Carrots

  • Pour melted butter, brown sugar, salt over carrots and stir until the carrots are fully coated.
  • Place carrots in an oven safe bowl that will fit in your air fryer. Cook on 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway.

Savory Carrots

  • Place carrots in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, garlic powder, and paprika.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook on 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, shaking halfway through. Once done, top with parmesan cheese and parsley. Salt and pepper to taste.

Video

Notes

*Nutritional information in post reflects sweet carrots. 
You could use baby carrots if you prefer but they won’t taste exactly the same. The larger carrots have much better flavor when roasted.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 19119IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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Recipe Rating




Diane

Thursday 10th of February 2022

These carrots needed to be air fried for 40 minutes.

Tanya

Friday 11th of February 2022

Hi Diane, the size of the carrots will affect the cooking time. Larger carrots will need more than the times listed. You could cut them smaller next time to help lower the time.

Ashlee

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

Cooking time too long. Burnt carrots and set off smoke alarm.

Tanya

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

Sorry to hear you had this experience. Did you follow the instructions as indicated on the step-by-step photos and video? Since this carrot recipe has been made in multiple air fryers and multiple ways, I'm surprised to hear they didn't work for you.

Helene Last

Monday 8th of November 2021

I NEVER eat carrots but I tried the sweet recipe. I LOVED them. Thank you.

SC

Saturday 23rd of October 2021

I followed to a T. Burnt carrots. :(

Tanya

Monday 25th of October 2021

Sorry to hear that SC. Did you check the carrots at the minimum time suggested? Sounds like you may just need a little less time than I did.

Martin Matthee-Fouché

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

Hi. On which setting do you use the air fryer? We have air fry, roast, bake

Tanya

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

Hi. I use air fry.