Roasted Air Fryer Carrots

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Make these flavor-packed air fryer carrots tonight! They come out crispy, fork tender, and smothered with herbs! Thank you to the California Fresh Carrot Advisory Board for sponsoring this post. Make sure to follow the @crunchcouncil on Instagram for more yummy recipes!

A beige serving dish filled with roasted carrots and one on a fork.
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Why air fry carrots?

If you have not tried making vegetables in your air fryer – you are in for a huge treat! There are so many great vegetables you can air fry but carrots might be my favorite because they cook so much quicker in the air fryer. 

Not only are they ready quickly, but they still have that soft, fork tender texture, with a slightly crispy outside – thanks to the air fryer!

I love a good carrot recipe. They make the perfect healthy side dish for my family. Here is why:

  1. They taste great
  2. Carrots are kid friendly
  3. Air fryer carrots are easy to make

Some of my other favorite carrot recipes are Instant Pot Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze, Healthy Carrot MuffinsButtered Carrots, and Honey Roasted Carrots.

Close up of air fried carrots covered in herbs.

Tips for making carrots in an air fryer

  • To ensure your carrots cook evenly, I like to cut them all to about the same length and width. That means the thicker part of the carrot gets cut in half or even quarters. 
  • There is no need to peel your carrots. The outer skin will be perfectly cooked without taking the time to peel them.
  • To save even more time, use baby carrots. The cook time stays the same.
  • Use just a few tablespoons of oil. You want them to have a nice coating but don’t overdo it. 
  • Use lots of herbs and spices! The herbs really enhance the flavor of the carrots and can be switched up depending on your mood and what you have on hand.
A beige serving dish filled with air fried carrots.

What to serve with air fried carrots?

Carrots go with everything! We love serving them with everything from pork chops, to chicken, to meatloaf. Here are a few recipes for inspiration:

A beige serving dish filled with roasted carrots and one on a fork.

Air Fryer Carrots Recipe

Aileen Clark
Make these flavor-packed air fryer carrots tonight! They come out crispy, fork tender, and smothered with herbs!
4.46 from 24 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 131 kcal


  • 1 pound carrots
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Slice carrots into 2-inch rounds. Halve or quarter any thicker parts of the carrots to ensure all of the pieces are about the same size.
    Cut up carrots on a wooden cutting board.
  • Place the carrots in a medium bowl.
  • Drizzle carrots with olive oil, parsley, oregano, salt, thyme, and black pepper.
    Carrots in a metal bowl and topped with oil and herbs.
  • Toss carrots to coat evenly.
    Close up of carrots evenly coated with oil, herbs, and spices.
  • Arrange carrots in the basket or tray of your air fryer in an even layer. Some overlap is okay.
    Fresh carrots inside of air fryer.
  • Air fry for 10 minutes, shaking half way through. Carrots are done when a fork can slide into the center of them easially.
    Air fried carrots inside of black air fryer basket.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Air fryer cooktimes may vary. Keep an eye on the carrots as it may take 8-12 minutes to cook, depending on your air fryer model.
These carrots were cooked in a Cosori Max XL Air Fryer.


Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 463mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4g
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  1. Thank you for this recipe. Love carrots but hate turning on the oven in Oklahoma summertime. On menu with instant pot roast. Yumm cant wait