These Air Fryer Carrots are so easy to make and add a great side to a variety of meals. They are also a healthy and delicious way to sneak some veggie vitamins into your family’s diet.
Air Fryer Carrot Fries – A healthy side dish
Carrot fries in the air fryer are an easy way to sneak a little healthy into your next family meal. The trick is to shape the carrots like fries, add some fry-like toppings and parmesan, and your child’s favorite dipper. My kids are all about the ranch, so if I add vegetables to it, like these carrot fries, they will happily dip away!
Air fryer carrot fries are also an easy appetizer for adults that you can dress up with spices and parmesan cheese. For a healthy Greek version, add this homemade tzatziki sauce as a delicious dill-like dip.
Why You Will Love These Carrots
- Healthy! These carrots are a great natural dose of vitamin A and antioxidants!
- The air fryer is a quick and easy tool to turn boring carrots into – wow!
- Roasted in 15 minutes or less.
- The carrot fries and ranch or tzatziki sauce are a great pairing!
How to Make Perfect Air Fryer Carrot Fries
Peel and chop carrots. Either buy pre-cut carrot sticks, or buy the bulk carrots and chop them into fry shapes. You can do this by cutting them lengthwise and then shortening and squaring them with a knife. The shape does affect how the carrots cook in the air fryer. Thicker carrots will take more time for the air fryer to cook and the outsides may burn.
Coat the carrots with Olive Oil. Coat carrots with olive oil, garlic salt, and parmesan cheese.
Air Fry Carrots for 15 minutes at 400 degrees in the Air Fryer. Check the air fryer every five minutes to make sure they don’t need to be shaken or stirred.
Add a favorite dipper. When your carrots are done add a favorite dip like ranch, catsup, or this Greek tzatziki sauce that is easy to blend and serve while your carrots are frying.
Frequently asked Questions
Are Air Fryer Carrot Fries Healthy?
Air fryer carrots retain much of their essential vitamins and minerals including a very healthy dose of vitamin A. This vitamin is essential for eye function and great for young developing children. Low in fat and high in antioxidants this root vegetable recipe is a healthy replacement for fatty, oil fried fries.
What texture will the carrots be in the air fryer?
When you cook carrots in the air fryer they become the perfect blend of soft on the inside with a slightly crunchy outside. The air fryer makes them crisp and gives a similar texture to roasting them in the oven…only at a fraction of the time.
These Air Fryer Carrots are a healthy and delicious way to sneak some veggie vitamins into your family’s diet.
- 1 lb carrots
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp Lowry's
- 1 tbsp parmesan
Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
Peel and cut carrots to a thin fry shape. Dice longways twice and shorten in half.
Coat in olive oil and add garlic salt and Lowry's seasonings to taste.
Air fry for 15 minutes. Check every five minutes for desired crispness.
Add parmesan cheese when done and place air fryer basket mostly in the air fryer so that the cheese melts but does not cook.
Serve with a dipping sauce.