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Air Fryer Carrots (tender + sweet!)

Air fryer carrots are roasted and golden, tender on the inside, and ready in under 20 minutes. Make them with any type of carrots including baby or farmer’s market!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 77kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb carrots see note 1
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Heat air fryer to 390°F/200°C.
  • If carrots have been washed, dry them thoroughly using a clean kitchen towel, then toss in the olive oil with the salt.
  • Place carrots into the air fryer basket. For oven-style air fryers, arrange the carrots on the tray with as much space as possible between them.
  • Cook for 13 minutes (give or take a few minutes), shaking 2-3 times. For oven-style air fryers, rotate the trays and give the carrots a stir. Carrots are ready when they are golden and a fork inserts into them easily.
  • Sprinkle the carrots with salt soon after removing from the air fryer (taste to decide if you want more!), garnish with parsley, and enjoy.

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Notes

1- you can use farmer's market carrots (trim to fit the air fryer), baby carrots (leave as is), or regular grocery store carrots (cut into 2.-2.5 inch pieces, and slice thick parts in half).
2- serving size is estimated and represents ¼ of the batch.
Storage and reheating
  1. Cool completely, then store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  2. To reheat, set your air fryer to 350°F. Heat for 5 or so minutes, tossing carrots up as needed, until they are warmed through
Variations
  • add ½ teaspoon onion or garlic powder for a little extra savory flavor
  • add ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika for color and smoky flavor
  • sprinkle with parmesan cheese to serve
  • add ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves (they may fall off)
  • toss in melted butter or a touch of honey just before serving

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cup (note2) | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18944IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg