Air Fryer Carrots

$2.51 recipe / $0.62 serving
by Marsha - Budget Bytes
5 from 3 votes
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Lately I’ve been loving how easy it is to cook vegetables in the air fryer. Just prep, season, and air fry. It’s almost too easy. And carrots are a great inexpensive vegetable to cook any time of the year. Plus, they last a long time in the fridge…WIN! We have lots of roasted carrots recipes on our site, but these Air Fryer Carrots are my new favorite. They’re seasoned with a savory and herby seasoning mix and they’re the perfect compliment for any weeknight dinner meal.

Overhead view of cooked carrots in a black air fryer basket.

Ingredients For Air Fryer Carrots

Here’s everything you need to make these easy Air Fryer Carrots:

  • Carrots: Look for whole carrots that are fairly even in length and girth so they’ll cook more evenly. You can either scrub or peel the carrots, however I prefer to peel them. 
  • Olive Oil and Butter: I used both olive oil and butter for this recipe to keep the carrots moist and to combine with the seasoning mix. And I just love the flavor that you get from using both butter and olive oil.
  • Seasoning: A simple seasoning mix of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried dill is all you’ll need. And I decided to double down on the dill by adding a little fresh dill at the end to garnish. You can certainly omit the dill if you want, although it does add a nice herby and savory flavor to the carrots. In case you want to switch things up, I’ll share a few more seasoning options below.

Can You Air Fry Baby Carrots?

To make this recipe super easy, you can certainly use baby carrots instead of peeling and cutting whole carrots. Just use the same seasoning mix for a pound of baby carrots and adjust the cook time. Air fry baby carrots at 370°F for approximately 8-10 minutes or until tender to your liking.

Seasoning Ideas

I used a mix of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried dill for these carrots, but there are so many flavors and spices to choose from. Here are some other seasoning ideas for your air fryer carrots:

What To Serve With These Air Fryer Carrots

Air Fryer Carrots are so versatile and can be served with a number of meals. Try them with our Air Fryer Chicken Breasts, salmon, pork chops, or juicy Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts. And you can easily pair them with another side dish like these Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts or Steamed Green Beans to make a meal!

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Air Fryer Carrots

5 from 3 votes
These Air Fryer Carrots are savory, super easy to make, inexpensive and the perfect compliment to any weeknight dinner meal.
Overhead view of Air Fryer Carrots in a white serving dish.
Servings 4
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 14 minutes
Total 24 minutes

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Instructions 

  • Wash, peel, and cut the carrots diagonally into 1-inch pieces. Add the carrots to a large bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl, add the butter and melt in the microwave. Then add the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried dill to the same bowl. Stir everything together to combine.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the carrots. Toss or stir to coat all of the carrots.
  • Add seasoned carrots to the air fryer basket. Air fry at 370°F for 12-14 minutes until tender, shaking the basket halfway through. Once done garnish with fresh chopped dill (optional).

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Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSodium: 537mgFiber: 3g
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How to Make Air Fryer Carrots – Step by Step Photos

Carrots being chopped on a cutting board.

Wash, peel, and cut 1 lb. of carrots diagonally into 1-inch pieces. Add the carrots to a large bowl.

Butter, oil, and seasoning mixed together in a bowl.

In a separate small bowl, add 1 Tbsp of butter and melt in the microwave. Then add 1 Tbsp olive oil, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp dried dill to the same bowl. Stir everything together to combine.

Carrots mixed with butter and dill seasoning in a bowl.

Pour the butter mixture over the carrots. Toss or stir to coat all of the carrots.

Uncooked carrots added to the air fryer basket.

Add seasoned carrots to the air fryer basket. Air fry at 370°F for 12-14 minutes until tender, shaking the basket halfway through.

Cooked Air fryer carrots in an air fryer basket.

Once done garnish with 1 tsp fresh chopped dill (optional) and enjoy!

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  1. Sometimes simple things are best! I picked up carrots yesterday at 2 lb for $.99, and threw some in the airfryer for this–mine is a toaster oven type with an airfryer mode. Simple seasoning was yummy. I’ll do them again soon, and loved the tip to use za’tar. Straight za’tar tastes similar to straight oregano, so it’s almost always in a blend and those vary a lot–the one I like best has a fair amount of sumac in the mix which gives a lovely lemony flavor. Some finely chopped rosemary is also nice with carrots, although use a light hand as it can be strong.

  2. This is a great simple seasoning recipe! I used it on carrot “fries” in the toaster oven (as we do not have an air fryer), and it was great. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yes yes yes! I made them as is, everyone loved them. We have family coming over tomorrow, so I’ll make them again, maybe trying them with za’atar.