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Air Fryer Baby Carrots

Quick and easy to make, these seasoned air fryer baby carrots are a delicious everyday side dish that are perfect to serve with all of your favorite meals.
Close of up air fryer baby carrots garnished with fresh parsley.

Last Updated on September 30, 2021 by Betty Davies

Get some tasty veggies on your plate in a matter of minutes with these air fryer baby carrots. Seasoned with some pantry staples, they are perfectly tender and so quick and easy to make.

Air fryer carrots on a white serving plate next to a blue and white cloth with parsley garnish.

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My air fryer is used almost everyday as it’s such a quick and hassle free way of cooking potato and vegetable side dishes.

These roasted air fryer baby carrots are a great everyday side dish, though they wouldn’t be out of place on your Thanksgiving or Christmas table either. Seasoned with garlic and onion powder, this dish really couldn’t be easier to make!

This is one tasty way to eat your vegetables!

Be sure to try my Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts and Carrot and Rutabaga Mash too!

Why you will love this recipe!

  • Quick and easy: It takes minutes to prep the carrots before they are roasted in the air fryer. They are ready to serve in just 15 minutes.
  • Simple Ingredients: You just need some baby carrots and basic seasonings and you are good to go!
  • Dietary info: These air fried baby carrots are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian and vegan. They are low in calories and fat and contain lots of vitamins and minerals.
Air fried carrots served on a white plate.

Ingredients

  • Baby carrots: Baby carrots are great to use in this recipe as they need no prep. No peeling or chopping, just toss them right in the oil and seasonings.
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Oil: Any high heat oil can be used in this recipe. Olive, canola and vegetable all work well.

How to make air fryer baby carrots

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

  • Coat the carrots in the oil and seasonings (photo 1).
  • Place in the air fryer basket (photo 2).
  • Cook til browned and tender (photo 3).
Three step by step photos to show how to make the recipe.

Recipe Variations

You can easily mix up the flavors of these baby carrots to suit whatever meal you are planning to serve them with. Different dried herbs like Italian seasoning, or spices like paprika work great. Try tossing them in a little brown sugar for a sweet rather than savory flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make this recipe with regular carrots?

Baby carrots are awesome to use as they require very little prep, but you can totally make this recipe with regular carrots too. Peel them and slice them before tossing in the oil and seasonings. Depending on how thickly you slice them, they may take a few extra minutes to cook through and get tender.

Can you roast them in the oven instead?

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make these carrots in the oven instead. Oli and season them and place into a preheated oven at 400F on a lined baking sheet. They will take around 30 to 40 minutes to cook through and should be stirred once or twice during cooking.

Can you make them ahead of time?

If you have leftovers, they will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container. To rejeat them, place in the air fryer at 360F for 3 to 4 minutes to warm them through.

Close up of seasoned air fried carrots.

Serving Suggestions

These air fryer baby carrots are a great everyday side dish that will work really well with so many main dishes. Try them with:

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • If making more baby carrots than stated, they may take a few extra minutes to cook. Be sure to shake the basket a few more times so that they cook evenly.
  • Preheat the air fryer before adding the carrots. If you don’t have a preheat function, let the air fryer run at 400F for 5 minutes.
  • Different air fryer models can run slightly differently. Check your carrots at around 10 minutes, and cook til your liking.
Air fryer baby carrots on a white serving dish.

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Close of up air fryer baby carrots garnished with fresh parsley.

Air Fryer Baby Carrots

Quick and easy to make, these seasoned air fryer baby carrots are a delicious everyday side dish that are perfect to serve with all of your favorite meals.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Betty Davies

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F.
  • Place the baby carrots in a large bowl and add in the seasonings and oil. Toss so that the carrots are coated.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, shaking halfway through, til browned and tender.

Notes

  • If making more baby carrots than stated, they may take a few extra minutes to cook. Be sure to shake the basket a few more times so that they cook evenly.
  • Preheat the air fryer before adding the carrots. If you don’t have a preheat function, let the air fryer run at 400F for 5 minutes.
  • Different air fryer models can run slightly differently. Check your carrots at around 10 minutes, and cook til your liking.
  • Nutritional values are an estimate only.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 23456IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg

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