Air Fryer Carrots Five Ways | Easy Air Fryer Carrot Recipes

Love the taste and versatility of carrots, but hate heating up your whole kitchen, or dirtying yet another pot to make a delicious side dish for your dinner? Here is a quick and easy way to make air fryer carrots. Choose one of these 5 variations your family is sure to love!

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What Makes Air Fryer Carrots So Good?

  • Fast. Make these carrots in your air fryer in less than 30 minutes.
  • Easy. A super simple pour and cook recipe.
  • Vegetarian. A great Vegetarian meal, side dish, or snack.
  • Inexpensive. Carrots are a great way to stretch your budget!
  • Healthy. Carrots are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals and make a great addition to your diet.
  • Versatile. Air Fryer Carrots can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. No more boring weeknight meals.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Depending on which variation of these Air Fryer Carrots you choose to make, you will need a variety of ingredients, but the base set of ingredients are the same for all five recipes.

Here is what you’ll need to get started:

  • Carrots
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

What Kind Of Carrots Can You Use?

The beauty of making carrots in your air fryer is how versatile it can be.

If you have full-sized carrots? Great! Peel them, slice them up, and cook them.

If you have baby carrots? Just give them a good wash and season before tossing them in your air fryer.

Do you have a bag of frozen carrot medallions in your freezer? Those are great too.

No need to make an extra trip to the grocery store to pick up special ingredients for this recipe, which makes it a great option for any meal when you’re pressed for time.

How To Make Air Fryer Carrots

Air Fryer Carrots are only as complicated as you want to make them. Cooked carrots have a deliciously sweet flavor that is complemented by spices as simple as salt and pepper with a little oil to keep them tender.

Here’s how to prepare a simple air fryer carrot recipe (don’t worry, I’ll provide some more delicious cooking options down below):

  • Clean your carrots thoroughly
  • Carefully peel your carrots
  • For larger carrots, either cut lengthwise from the top to the tip or slice into medallions
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss your prepared carrots in vegetable oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Place carrots into a heat-safe pan that fits in your air fryer with room to allow airflow on all sides
  • Place pan into your air fryer basket and allow to cook at 375F for 25 minutes.

Tips and Tricks

Making these carrots in your air fryer is incredibly simple, so there aren’t many tips and tricks. However, if you’re new to using your air fryer, are unfamiliar with roasting carrots in your air fryer, or need some help with new flavor profiles, here are a few things that can take your air fryer carrots to the next level:

  • Cut them evenly. Cutting your carrots into a consistent size will help them cook consistently.
  • Switch it up. Feel free to use baby carrots, full-sized carrots, purple carrots, or even frozen carrots in your air fryer.
  • Experiment with flavor. Carrots make a fantastic base for a variety of flavors. Play around with some of your favorite spices and herbs to make a side dish that pairs perfectly with your main course.
  • Use my favorite pan. This small springform pan is the perfect size to fit in a square-shaped air fryer but is still large enough to cook enough air fryer carrots to serve 4.

Four Air Fryer Carrot Variations

Why make boring carrots in your air fryer when you can take them to the next level? Here are four different carrot varieties that we’ve tried in our air fryer that are both incredibly delicious and easy.

Sweet Brown Sugar Carrots

This Sweet Brown Sugar Carrot variation is a way to bring out the natural sweetness of the carrots even more. Here’s how you make them:

  1. Prepare your carrots as listed above.
  2. When tossing your carrots in the oil, salt, and pepper, also include brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon.
  3. Add carrots to your small pan
  4. Place pan in air fryer basket and cook as directed

Spicy Carrots with Bacon

These Spicy Carrots with Bacon are the perfect combination of sweet and savory with just a hint of spice. Follow these steps for a side dish or main course that is bursting with flavor:

  1. Prepare your carrots as listed above
  2. When tossing your carrots in the oil, salt, and pepper, add finely diced bacon strips (or real bacon bits) and a dash of cayenne pepper
  3. Add the carrots to the springform pan
  4. Place the pan in your air fryer and cook as directed

Indian Air Fryer Carrots

Add some of your favorite Indian flavors to a simple air fryer dish:

  1. Prepare your carrots as listed above
  2. Toss your carrots in ghee, salt, and pepper, and a pinch of garam masala
  3. Add the carrots to your small heat-safe pan
  4. Place the pan in your air fryer and cook as directed

Air Fryer Carrot Medley

Not only are carrots delicious on their own, but they pair well with so many other vegetables that offer their own unique health benefits. Here’s a way to make them even more nutritious:

  1. Prepare your carrots as listed above
  2. Dice up sweet potatoes to match the size of your carrots
  3. Add frozen peas
  4. Toss in oil, salt, and pepper
  5. Add the vegetable medley to your springform pan
  6. Place the pan in your air fryer basket and cook as directed

What Should You Serve with These Carrots?

The dishes that pair well with these carrots are endless. This is especially true if you experiment with all of the varieties I’ve listed above.

Here are a few of my favorite main courses to serve alongside of these perfectly tender carrots:

Want More Easy Air Fryer Recipes?

Love how easy these air fryer carrots were to make? Step up your air fryer game with another one of these super simple air fryer recipes:

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Air Fryer Carrots

Air Fryer Carrots

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 19 minutes

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: air fryer carrots, carrot recipes, roasted carrots

Servings: 4 people

Calories: 106kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Clean your carrots thoroughly

  • Carefully peel your carrots

  • For larger carrots, either cut lengthwise from the top to the tip or slice into medallions

  • In a large mixing bowl, toss your prepared carrots in vegetable oil, salt, and pepper.

  • Place carrots into a heat-safe pan that fits in your air fryer with room to allow airflow on all sides

  • Place carrots into a heat-safe pan that fits in your air fryer with room to allow airflow on all sides

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Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g

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