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Air Fryer Roasted Carrots Recipe

beautiful roasted carrots on a plate

Air Fryer Roasted Carrots Recipe


If you're looking for a simple yet delicious side dish, this Air Fryer Roasted Carrots recipe is the perfect choice. Roasting carrots in the air fryer brings out their natural sweetness and results in a caramelized, tender texture. This quick and easy recipe is ideal for busy weeknights or holiday dinners. With minimal ingredients and a short cooking time, you'll have a nutritious and flavorful side dish ready in no time.


  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into sticks or rounds

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or your favorite herb)

  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional)

  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)



  1. Prepare the Carrots:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

  • Wash and peel the carrots. Cut them into sticks or rounds, ensuring they are uniform in size for even cooking.

  1. Season the Carrots:

  • In a large bowl, toss the carrot pieces with olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and dried thyme. Ensure the carrots are evenly coated with the seasoning mixture.

  • If you prefer a touch of sweetness, drizzle honey or maple syrup over the carrots and toss again to coat.


  1. Air Fry the Carrots:

  • Place the seasoned carrots in the air fryer basket in a single layer. If needed, cook in batches to avoid overcrowding.

  • Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking to ensure even roasting.

  • Check for doneness by piercing a carrot with a fork; it should be tender with a slight caramelized exterior.


  1. Serve the Roasted Carrots:

  • Transfer the roasted carrots to a serving dish.

  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley for a pop of color and added flavor.

  • Serve hot as a side dish with your favorite main course.

perfectly cooked roasted carrots

Tips and Variations

  • Carrot Varieties: Use a mix of rainbow carrots for a colorful presentation and diverse flavors.

  • Herbs and Spices: Customize the seasoning with herbs like rosemary, thyme, or oregano, and spices like cumin or smoked paprika.

  • Sweetness: If you prefer sweeter carrots, add a bit more honey or maple syrup. Brown sugar can also be used for a different flavor.

  • Serving Suggestions: Pair these roasted carrots with roasted chicken, grilled fish, or a hearty steak. They also complement vegetarian dishes like quinoa salad or lentil stew.

  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes to regain their crispiness.


This Air Fryer Roasted Carrots recipe is a quick and easy way to elevate your vegetable side dishes. The air fryer ensures the carrots are perfectly roasted with a tender interior and caramelized exterior. With simple seasonings and the option to add a touch of sweetness, these roasted carrots are versatile and can be paired with a variety of main dishes.

Whether you're preparing a weeknight dinner or a festive meal, these air fryer roasted carrots are sure to be a hit.

Enjoy the natural sweetness and rich flavors of roasted carrots with this easy air fryer recipe. It's a delightful and nutritious addition to any meal!



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