Easy Air Fryer Carrot Fries

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carrots cooked in air fryer on cutting board with dipping sauce

These easy air fryer carrot fries can be made with baby carrots or regular carrots, and will have everyone in your house begging for more!

Air fryer carrot fries are a nutrient dense and vitamin packed alternative to traditional French fries. Using the air fryer makes them super simple to prep, and it’s a great opportunity to get the kids involved too. Everyone will love these easy air fryer carrot fries.

How to cook carrots in the air fryer

Making carrots in the air fryer is pretty simple just like other veggies. They follow the general guidelines of most veggies int he air fryer:

  • Wash the carrots and cut to size
  • Spray the carrots with oil (I like to use avocado oil)
  • Season as desired (see below for what I recommend for air fryer carrot fries)
  • Cook (tossing halfway through)
  • Spray with oil again once the carrot fries are done
air fryer carrots on cutting board

How to make air fryer baby carrots

Baby carrots don’t cook all that much differently than regular carrots in the air fryer. Many people prefer baby carrots because most are sold already washed and there’s no need to peel them either. It’s totally your choice! If you’re concerned about eating baby carrots because of something you read on the internet, rest assured they are a delicious and nutritious veggie option. You can read more about that here.

carrots cooked in air fryer

How long to cook carrots in air fryer

How long to cook carrots in the air fryer depends on what size carrots you are using and how you have cut them. I follow this chart below on 400 degrees for my air fryer:

2 inch slices or baby carrots15 minutes
Whole regular carrots20 minutes
Regular carrots sliced into thin rounds7-8 minutes
Regular carrots sliced into “French fry” shape15 minutes

Easy air fryer carrot fries

If your kids are anything like mine, they will eat ANYTHING labeled with the word “chip” or “fry.” So, anytime I serve carrots, I either cut them into thin round slices and call them carrot “chips” or in a French fry shape and call them carrot “fries”. And when we do air fryer carrot fries, they turn out so super crispy! So delicious!

You can use either baby carrots or regular carrots to make these air fryer carrot fries. If using regular carrots, wash and peel your carrots and then cut each carrot into 3 inch chunks. Then cut each 3 inch section form the top of the carrot (the wider portion) into quarters lengthwise and the sections from the bottom of the carrot (the thinner portion) in half. If you are using baby carrots, cut them in half lengthwise if they are thicker, or you can just leave them as they are if they are thinner. 

cut carrots for carrot fries

Next add a single layer of carrot slices or baby carrots to your air fryer basket. They can overlap some, but you don’t want to stuff it too full. 

Then spray the carrots with your preferred oil spray, shake the basket of the air fryer slightly to toss the carrots and spray again. 

carrots in air fryer

Next, you’ll season your carrots. My go to combo is sea salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. You really can’t go wrong. You mix all that together and sprinkle it on top. 

Then cook the carrots on 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Then pull the basket out and give them a good toss. Then cook for an additional 5 minutes on 400 degrees. If you are using baby carrots you’ll do this one more time for a total cook time of 15 minutes. If you are using regular carrots, you may need to do an extra round for a total of 20 minutes.

Once they are done, give them a light spray with oil again and a sprinkle of sea salt. You can also garnish with chopped parsley or green onions if you’d like!

carrot fries from air fryer with sauce

If you’d like to know how to cook other yummy dishes in your air fryer, make sure to check out this post on how to use an air fryer, and download my FREE Air Fryer Basics Guide here. 

carrots cooked in air fryer on cutting board with dipping sauce
Air fryer carrot fries are a nutrient dense and vitamin packed alternative to traditional French fries. Using the air fryer makes them super simple to prep, and it’s a great opportunity to get the kids involved too. Everyone will love these easy air fryer carrot fries.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: air fryer, veggies
Servings: 2
Carbohydrates: 18g

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb baby cut carrots or ~10 large carrots cut into 3 inch pieces
  • Cooking oil spray (I prefer avocado oil spray)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Chopped parsley and green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • You can use either baby carrots or regular carrots to make these air fryer carrot fries. If using regular carrots, wash and peel your carrots and then cut each carrot into 3 inch chunks. Then cut each wider (from the top of the carrot) 3 inch section into quarters lengthwise, and the thinner sections from the bottom og the carrot in half. If you are using baby carrots, cut them in half lengthwise if they are thicker, or you leave them as is if they are thinner.
  • Next add a single layer of carrot slices or baby carrots to your air fryer basket. They can overlap some, but you don’t want to stuff it too full.
  • Then spray the carrots with your preferred oil spray, shake the basket of the air fryer slightly to toss the carrots and spray again.
  • Next, mix together your seasonings in a small bowl and evenly sprinkle the micture on top of the carrots.
  • Cook the carrots on 400 degrees for 5 minutes in your air fryer. Then pull the basket out and give them a good toss. Then continue cooking in 5 minute rounds, tossing after each round until the carrots are crispy and slightly browned. They should cook for a total of 15-20 minutes.
  • Once they are done, give them a light spray with oil again. You can also garnish with chopped parsley or green onions if you’d like!

Notes

The nutrition facts presented here are estimates only. The brands you use and product types chosen can change the nutritional information presented. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Sodium: 750mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g
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