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Air Fryer Carrots {Vegan, Whole30, Paleo}

These Air Fryer Carrots are an easy and delicious side dish that is ready in a flash! Perfectly roasted in the air fryer, these simple air-fried carrots are Whole30, paleo, and vegan/vegetarian.

a bowl of air fryer carrots topped with parsley

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When you’re looking for a fast, delicious, and healthy side dish, you’re going to want to whip up a batch of these air fryer carrots. They’re roasted to perfection and are so easy to prep ahead of time.

If you love carrots (and who doesn’t?), you’ll definitely also want to check out our posts on Carrot Mash, How to Freeze Carrots, and Canning Carrots.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH Carrots in the Air Fryer

These roasted veggies would be a great side to serve with this Tortilla Pizza recipeInstant Pot Beef TipsDry Brined ChickenPuff Pastry Pizza Pockets, or Air Fryer Salmon Cakes.

two photos showing how to make air fried carrots

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Want to take them to the next level? Try adding some air fryer roasted garlic to your finished dish. And if you’re a sauce fan, you’ll never regret topping them with some cilantro chimichurri.
  • To make these ahead of time you can combine the carrots, olive oil, and spices and store them covered in the fridge for up to four days before roasting.
  • Roasting time will depend on how large your carrots are. Baby carrots may only take 10-15 minutes total, chunks of carrots (like I made) are ready in 15, whereas whole carrots can take up to 25-30 minutes. Carrots are ready when the tip of a knife easily pierces through.
  • If your air fryer has multiple settings like air fry, bake, etc., use the air fry setting.
  • Looking for a sweeter version of this recipe? Check out these Honey Roasted Carrots in the air fryer.

MORE DELICIOUS AIR FRYER VEGETABLE RECIPES

WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving of air-fried carrots has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

rainbow carrots in a white bowl with parsley

Air Fryer Carrots

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Perfectly roasted in the air fryer, these simple air-fried carrots are Whole30, paleo, and vegan/vegetarian.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer at 400 F for 2 minutes.
  • Depending on the size of the carrots, cut each one in halves, quarters or chunks. You may also leave the carrots whole but it will increase cooking time.
  • Add carrots to a medium-sized bowl and drizzle with olive oil, parsley, thyme, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir to coat.
  • Brush olive oil on the air fryer basket. Add carrots and spread around to distribute.
  • Cook at 380 F for 13-15 minutes, shaking at 8 minutes. Each air fryer will be slightly different, so make sure you check on their progress at 8 minutes.
  • Larger carrots may need more cook time. Cook until carrots are easily pierced with the tip of a knife.
  • Sprinkle with salt prior to serving.

Notes

Store leftovers in an air-tight container for up to three days.
Oven instructions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place a cast-iron skillet on the bottom rack of the oven. Add carrots to a medium-sized bowl and drizzle with olive oil, parsley, thyme, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir to coat and add to the skillet. Lightly tent with foil. Roast for 25 minutes, or until you can easily pierce carrots with the tip of a knife. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Carrots
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 282mg12%
Potassium 415mg12%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 21388IU428%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 comments on “Air Fryer Carrots {Vegan, Whole30, Paleo}”

  1. Hi Sarah, a while back we chatted about the Souper Cubes and I mentioned they said you could bake in them. I finally tried it. I made an 8 serving casserole and put 4 of the servings in my 2 cup cubes. They baked up fine at 375 degrees. I let them cool and then added the top and froze. They popped right out and into ziplock bags for future meals. I took a (bad) picture but I have no idea how to add it!

    • There is no way to add photos because it would be an open invitation to spammers and people who love to post icky things. But you can email them to me!

      That is so dang cool that you tried it and it worked so well!