Air Fryer Carrots – Ready in 20 Minutes!

Carrots are delicious and easy to roast in the air fryer.

They have color, a bit of tender crisp crunch, and lots of caramelized flavor. Cooking them in an Air Fryer makes the best-cooked carrots in mere minutes, preserving their color, flavor, and vital nutrients!

Air Fryer Carrots on a plate with forks

Using an Air Fryer

Air Fryers cook food quickly with minimal added fats, preserving vital nutrients and retaining color and flavor.

They’re amazing for cooking vegetables like zucchini or even broccoli or mushrooms.

The air fryer makes these come out colorful and crunchy!

Carrots for Air Frying

Different kinds of carrots cook differently.

  • Garden carrots have more water and are more tender so they need less time (but get less caramelization).
  • Large carrots are perfect for air frying. They become tender and cook long enough to caramelize nicely without getting mushy.
  • Baby carrots work too but should be left whole.

carrots in the air fryer before and after cooking

Air Fryer Tips

  • Different air fryers cook at different rates. Check your veggies early so they don’t overcook.
  • Frozen carrots sliced in coins or frozen baby carrots can still be air fried, simply increase the cooking time (cooking spray coats frozen veggies better than butter or oil which freezes as it touches the veggies).
  • The more you fill the air fryer, the less caramelization you’ll get.

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Air Fryer Carrots

These carrots are perfectly seasoned and then air-fried until crispy on the outside, tender on the inside!
Course Air Fryer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 78
Author Holly Nilsson

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound carrots (about 5 medium-sized carrots)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash & peel carrots and cut into sticks, about ½" thick. If using packaged baby carrots leave them whole.
  • Preheat air fryer to 370°F.
  • Toss carrots with olive oil & cumin, sprinkle with salt.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook 10-14 minutes or until carrots reach desired texture.

Notes

  • Garden carrots tend to cook faster than store-bought carrots so check the carrots early to ensure they don’t overcook.

  • Different air fryers cook at different rates. Check your veggies early so they don’t overcook.
  • Frozen carrots sliced in coins or frozen baby carrots can still be air fried, simply increase the cooking time (cooking spray coats frozen veggies better than butter or oil which freezes as it touches the veggies).
  • The more you fill the air fryer, the less caramelization you’ll get. 

Nutrition

Calories: 78 | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18944IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryer Carrots in the air fryer after cooking with a title
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