These Air Fryer Carrots are a simple, easy and healthy side dish for just about any meal. They are roasted to perfection in your Air Fryer and absolutely melt in your mouth!
I’ve always loved roasted carrots. There is just something so comforting to the taste of perfectly seasoned, soft and warm carrots right out of the oven. They are great to eat on a cold winter day and are one of those dishes that seem to warm you up from the inside. They are great for holiday side dishes or even just a quick and healthy snack. The only problem is that roasting carrots in your oven can be a little time consuming. But not to worry! I’ve found a solution and it’s called an Air Fryer!
What Is An Air Fryer?
I got my Air Fryer about two years ago and have never looked back! An Air Fryer is a small electrical kitchen appliance that is able to cook your food by using fast moving hot air. This method of convection cooking often uses a small amount of oil and gets the same results that you would get if you traditionally deep fried your recipe. But you are using a fraction of the oil and can have that trademark crispy outside and tender inside without all the saturated fat and guilt. You can make just about any traditionally deep fried food in an Air Fryer, such as Chicken Tenders and Potato Wedges. And you can also make other really cool appetizers like Air Fryer Cashew Chicken and Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts.
Lately, I’ve started roasting my vegetables in an Air Fryer and have had magnificent results. So far, I’ve made Air Fryer Asparagus and Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts. So, it was only a matter of time before I started to figure out a recipe for Air Fryer Carrots.
I use two different Air Fryers and I love them both. One is a Ninja Foodi, which is awesome because it is both an Air Fryer and a Pressure Cooker:
My other pressure cooker is more affordable. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles and is a little smaller. But it works great!
What Ingredients Do You To Cook Carrots In An Air Fryer?
Super simple! You probably already have these ingredients in your kitchen!
- Baby Carrots
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Salt
- Onion Salt
Seasoned Air Fryer Carrots
A lot of Air Fryer recipes are pretty carefree, you can just prepare the ingredients, put your food in the Air Fryer and let it go. I’ve found that with vegetables, you need to be a little bit more careful. You really do need to make sure that you are using the right amount of oil in these recipes or your veggies WILL dry out. The frist time I tried to make Carrots in the Air Fryer, they came out way too dry. I need to try them again with a little bit more olive oil blended in. Also, make sure you dress them up with some flavor. For this recipe, I used Garlic Salt and Onion Salt and I think it works great on them!
For some Air Fryer Vegetable recipes, it’s best to go hot and fast and for some it’s best to go a little lower and slower. Cooking carrots in the Air Fryer is definitely a hot and fast situation in order to get that nice crisp on the outside of them.
That being said, I’ve found that all Air Fryers are a little bit different. I’ve got two Air Fryers and they certainly cook the exact same recipe a little bit differently, so you may need to tweak your temp and time a bit. For a lot of recipes, it really doesn’t matter as much. But with vegetables it does. Keep an eye on it while your cooking!
I hope you love these Air Fryer Carrots. Let me know how they turned out for you in the comments!
Air Fryer Carrots
- 2 cups baby carrots
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp onion salt
Preheat Air Fryer To 375
Mix Carrots, Olive Oil, Garlic Salt and Onion Salt together in a medium sized bowl. Make sure all carrots are well coated with oil and seasonings.
Put Carrots in Air Fryer.
Cook for 7 minutes, shake up the basket every couple minutes to ensure even cooking.
For some Air Fryer Vegetable recipes, it's best to go hot and fast and for some it's best to go a little lower and slower. Cooking carrots in the Air Fryer is definitely a hot and fast situation in order to get that nice crisp on the outside of them.
That being said, I've found that all Air Fryers are a little bit different. I've got two Air Fryers and they certainly cook the exact same recipe a little bit differently, so you may need to tweak your temp and time a bit. For a lot of recipes, it really doesn't matter as much. But with vegetables it does. Keep an eye on it while your cooking!