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Air Fryer Carrots (Two Ways)

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air fryer carrots sprinkled with parsley on a white plate with a fork
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Making air fryer carrots is fast, easy, and truly delicious. Make them sweet or savory and serve them with just about anything.

Sweet or savory air fryer carrots – I really could not say which version I like best. I make rainbow or simple roasted carrots very often, but ever since discovering these air fried version I gave up heating up my oven just for making carrots.

savory carrots cooked in the air fryer

What do you need?

Sweet carrots:

  • Honey
  • Unsalted butter
  • Cinnamon

Variations:

  • Use 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar or 2 tablespoons maple syrup instead of honey.
  • Add some grated garlic or a little garlic powder.

Savory carrots:

  • Olive oil
  • Sweet paprika (hot or smoked would be great as well)
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Some fresh parsley

Variations:

  • Add cayenne pepper or red chili flakes for a really spicy side dish.
  • Add dried herbs like oregano, rosemary or thyme.
carrots cut at an angle and two bowls with sweet and savory carrots

How to make air fried carrots?

All air fryer recipes are incredibly simple and this one is no exception.

  • Prepare the vegetables. Peel them and cut them at an angle or into even sticks. Place them in a bowl. Separate bowls, of course, if you are making both versions.
  • Add the butter/olive oil and spices. Mix well to coat.
  • Preheat the air fryer, if necessary. Some don’t need this step, mine does. The preheating step is so-to-say integrated, I press a button and the fryer preheats to 190 degrees Celsius/ 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes.
  • Place in in the basket.
  • Cook for 8 minutes.
  • Toss well and cook for further 6-7 minutes until they are done to your liking.
  • If your slices are larger, they might need a few minutes more. Just check, they should be fork-tender.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
sweet and savory spiced carrot pieces in the basket of an air fryer
two bowls with sweet and savory carrot pieces

Tips

  • You can use regular, baby (no need to chop) or rainbow carrots (really pretty).
  • Cut them evenly, so that they are all cooked at the same time.
  • The exact cooking time depends on the size (thickness) of the carrots. If they are larger, it might take up to 20 minutes.
  • Also, the cooking time depends on how many carrots you have in the basket if you have more it might take longer. If you have less, check sooner.

Can you reheat them?

  • Air fried carrots are best served immediately, but if you have leftovers you can reheat them.
  • Place them in the basket and reheat for about 1 minute.
air fryer carrots sprinkled with parsley

How to serve?

They make a wonderful side dish for just about anything. Try them with Balsamic Beef, Whole Roasted Chicken, Baked Lamb Chops or Pork Chops and Potatoes.

Leftovers are great stuffed in sandwiches, tortillas or pita bread. Really, absolutely delicious!

More air fryer recipes:

Air Fryer Ribs

Frozen Chicken Breast

Crispy Zucchini

Chicken Legs

close up air fried carrot pieces sweet and savory
savory carrots cooked in the air fryer

Air Fryer Carrots (Two Ways)

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Making air fryer carrots is fast, easy, and truly delicious. Make them sweet or savory and serve them with just about anything.

Ingredients

  • Sweet (Note 1)
  • 450 g/ 1 lb carrots
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Savory:
  • 450 g/ 1 lb carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika powder (Note 2)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • fine sea salt and pepper
  • fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Peel the carrots and cut them at an angle or into even sticks. Place in a bowl. Preheat the air fryer, if necessary. In the meantime, spice the carrots.


Sweet:

  1. Melt the butter. Add the honey and cinnamon and stir well. Pour over the carrots and toss to coat.


Savory:

  1. Mix the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over carrots and toss to coat.


Cook:

  1. Place the carrots in the basket. Cook for 8 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius/ 370 degrees Fahrenheit. Shake well and cook for further 6 minutes or so until the carrots are fork-tender.
  2. If the carrots are smaller or you are cooking fewer carrots, check sooner. If the carrots are larger, allow more minutes cooking time until they are done to your liking.
  3. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Notes

  1. The savory version has 72 calories per serving. The sweet version has 98 calories per serving.
  2. You could also try hot/ smoked paprika powder.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 214mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is not always accurate.

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