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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:

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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 Tbsp butter melted
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt

Savory Carrots

  • 1 lb medium sized carrots washed and peeled
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp 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.

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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Kiana Johnson

Thursday 25th of June 2020

The savory is so good! This is my new go-to recipe. I can't wait to try the sweet recipe!

Kerry Laster

Thursday 11th of June 2020

I’m loving these air fryer recipes. Tried the savory carrots and they will be a staple in our house. I’m going to upgrade my air fryer now!! Ha ha

Tanya

Friday 12th of June 2020

lol, so glad you liked them :)

Donna Cutler

Saturday 6th of June 2020

I see you feature the bella air fryer in this post. Is that the one you use on your youtube channel? ZI'm looking to buy one for the 4 of us and was wondering what brands you recommend. Thanks!

Tanya

Saturday 6th of June 2020

Hi Donna. I have used the Bella on my youtube videos although my newer videos I use the Phillips xxl. I like the Bella Pro a lot and I think it's a great air fryer for the price, but Phillips is my favorite due to the way the basket is shaped. One thing to note about the Bella is to make sure you take care of the basket and wash it after every use. I also wouldn't put it in the dishwasher. Overtime, the basket will start to peel if you don't take care of it. But other than that, it's great.

Johanna

Thursday 30th of April 2020

Just did the savory version and they were awesome! I look forward to trying the sweet version next! Loved cooking it in a bowl for even easier cleanup. I recently discovered your blog and enjoy all your recipes. Thank you!

Tanya

Thursday 30th of April 2020

Thank you so much Johanna :)

laurawhybrew

Monday 20th of January 2020

thank you Tanya for such great recipes and thinking outside the box.I am allergic to dairy soy red meat and processed food which can mean long hours in the kitchen and borning food! i received an aiar fryer for Christmas and fixing your fried chicken tomorrow.