Perfectly seasoned and so delicious, these air fryer roasted carrots are a quick healthy snack or side dish. Make these crispy yet tender roasted carrots in the air fryer or oven.

Roasted carrots on a brown paper with a dip
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When it comes to picking an easy side for mealtime, roasting veggies is my favorite choice, and an air-fryer comes in super handy for roasting. It is much quicker than the oven, and it is absolutely unnecessary to go through the ritual of pre-heating.

My daughter loves these air-fryer carrot fries. She is usually very picky when it comes to eating veggies, but carrots are her favorite. She loves to dip them in ranch or harissa yogurt dip.

These carrots are also great for babies and toddlers. They are tender inside and a healthy finger food.

air fryer carrot fries with a bowl of dip

Watch How to Make Air Fryer Carrots


  • Carrots: Use larger and thicker carrots, which you can cut into equal-sized sticks easily. You can also use baby carrots if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Oil: I use avocado or olive oil. But any neutral-flavored oil will work.
  • Garlic powder: This is optional, but we love a little added to roasted veggies.
  • Salt and pepper: To taste. 

How to cook carrots in the air fryer?

Making these air fryer carrot sticks is so easy.

  • Start with washing the carrots, then peel them.
  • Then, slice them lengthwise. If your carrots are long, you can cut them by half or quarter length
  • Transfer the carrot sticks to a large bowl. Add avocado oil and your preferred seasonings. I have kept it simple and used garlic powder, black pepper, and salt.
  • Toss well till all the carrots are well-coated with the seasoning.
Seasoning carrots in a white bowl
  • Transfer the carrots to the air fryer. Spread them in a single layer, and set the air fryer at 380°F. If you have too many carrots, cook them in batches so that they cook evenly.
carrots ready to be roasted in air fryer
  • Air-fry the carrots for about 12-15 minutes and shake the basket halfway through for an even roast.
  • Take the roasted carrot fries out and enjoy with your favorite dip.
roasted carrots in the air fryer

Oven Roasted Carrot Fries

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. 
  • Follow the same steps as above to prep the carrots.
  • Transfer the carrots to a large sheet pan. Instead of tossing all the ingredients in a bowl, you can add Olive oil and the seasonings on the sheet pan and spread the carrots.
  • Give enough space between the carrots and spread them evenly without any overlapping.
  • Cook them for about 20 minutes and flip the carrots halfway through for an even roast.

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You can make multiple variations of these roasted carrots like:

  • Sweet Roasted Carrot: Make a sweet variation of these healthy air fryer roasted carrots by adding some butter and maple syrup.
  • Whole Carrots: You can even air-fry whole carrots as long as they fit in your fryer, but you need to have a longer cooking time to get them roasted just right.
  • Baby Carrots: You can also air-fry baby carrots at 380°F for about 15-25 minutes. The time usually depends on the size of baby carrots.
carrot sticks roasted in the air fryer

Pro-Tips for the best roasted carrots

  • Do not overcrowd the air-fryer as it hinders even roasting. If you are making a big platter, roast them in batches.
  • Serve them immediately to enjoy that crispiness, as they will become tender as they cool.
  • You can also try a variety of seasonings such as onion, cumin, paprika, or garam masala
  • You can also top it with Chili Lime Seasoning from Trader Joe’s.
  • Make them sweet by adding some cinnamon and honey, or toss in butter and maple syrup.

How to Store?

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

To reheat any leftovers, air fry the carrots again at 380°F for 3-4 minutes.

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4.91 from 32 votes

Air Fryer Carrots

Perfectly seasoned and so delicious, these air fryer roasted carrots are a quick healthy snack or side dish. Make these crispy yet tender roasted carrots in the air fryer or oven.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3



  • 1 pound Carrots , peeled and cut sticks
  • 1 tablespoon Oil, I use avocado or olive oil


  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon Salt , I used pink himalayan salt, adjust to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper, freshly cracked, adjust to taste


  • Peel the carrots and then cut into 2 inch pieces. Half or quarter them vertically.
  • Transfer them to a bowl. Add the avocado oil and seasonings. Toss them well so they are all coated with the seasoning.
    Seasoning carrots in a white bowl
  • Transfer the seasoned carrots to the air fryer basket and spread them in a single layer. Set the air fryer to 380F (cook in batches if needed).
    carrots ready to be roasted in air fryer
  • Air fryer for 12-15 minutes for the perfect texture. Shake the basket halfway through.
    roasted carrots in the air fryer
  • Serve and enjoy carrot sticks with a dip or just as is. Sprinkle some chopped or dried parsley or freshly grated parmesan if you like.
    Roasted Carrots in a plate with a ranch dip

Oven Method

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Transfer the carrots to a large sheet pan. You can also add the olive oil and seasonings on the sheet pan.
  • Spread evenly so they do not overlap. Cook for about 20 minutes. Flip after about 10 minutes for even cooking.



Tips to cook carrots in the air fryer:
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer. Cook in batches.
  • Serve them right away; they soften as they cool.
More seasoning options: 
  • onion powder
  • cumin powder
  • red chili powder or paprika for a spicy version
  • taco seasoning 
  • curry powder for curry roasted carrots. Or add the basics such as turmeric, cumin, and garam masala  
  • Oh, and at the end, you can add the Chili Lime Seasoning from Trader Joe’s. So good!
  • Make them sweet by adding brown sugar or maple syrup. Add cinnamon and honey for a delicious holiday sweet potato side dish. 


Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 363mgPotassium: 484mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 25259IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten-free, Vegan
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I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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  1. I par cooked my carrots before I put them in the AF like my carrots just just slightly crunchy. I put them right on the grate, but no bowl was used. Tossed them in butter, brown sugar, and just about 1 tsp real bourbon. They were Soooo good.

    1. Hi Sherry – In the pictures on this post, it is the instant vortex air fryer. I have used the Philips air fryer, which is one of the best, but also a bit expensive. If you are looking for a stainless steel option, check out the cuisinart air fryer.