Air Fryer Carrots Recipe: The Secret to Perfectly Roasted Carrots by Donna John

Air Fryer Carrots Recipe: The Secret to Perfectly Roasted Carrots

Can't get enough carrots? Make this easy air fryer roasted carrots recipe and you will have a new favorite way to cook carrots. I know it's my favorite way now. The crisp-tender carrots are absolutely delicious and come out perfectly roasted and flavorful. No mushy carrots here! 

Short and sweet shopping list for this air fryer recipe: carrots, granulated sugar, garlic salt and butter. The garlic salt and sugar are stirred into melted butter, then tossed with the carrots. Air fry for about 15 minutes and they're good to go. 

This carrot recipe can be made in an air fryer with a basket or tray. (I used an Emeril Lagasse 360 Air Fryer Oven.) Try this cooking method with other root vegetables, too. Serve these air-fried carrots as a side dish with fish, shrimp, chicken, turkey, pork, beef or whatever you enjoy for dinner. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • Carrots don't need to be peeled. If you're not peeling them, scrub them under water before cutting.
  • For carrots lower in sodium, use a no-salt or low-salt seasoning blend.
  • Use rainbow carrots for a beautiful presentation!
  • Store any leftover carrots in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cut the carrots, peeled or unpeeled, diagonally into chunks. (I did not peel mine.) Put them into a bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, garlic salt and butter. Melt in the microwave. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour the butter over the carrots. Toss to coat the carrots.
  4. Cover the air fryer basket or tray with aluminum foil. Pour the carrots onto the foil.
  5. Air fry the carrots at 390 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 114

Total Fat: 5.8g

Saturated Fat: 3.7g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 331mg

Total Carbohydrate: 15.3g

Dietary Fiber: 3.7g

Total Sugars: 7.9g

Protein: 1.3g

Vitamin D: 4mcg

Calcium: 51mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 481mg

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Donna John
We had these last night, and I am already looking forward to making them again next week. I'm usually eh about carrots. I can take them or leave them. But these I could not stop eating. Highly recommend if you have an air fryer.
This is a really good idea for the holidays or anytime...
Elisa Schmitz
I don't have an air fryer - yet. This recipe makes me want to get one, Donna John , yum!

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