You’re going to love this recipe for Air Fryer Glazed Carrots that is the perfect side dish. It takes much less time than cooking them in the oven or stovetop. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan friendly.

bowl of carrots with a gold fork

This recipe for Air Fryer Carrots is a perfect example of a simple easy side dish that you make without having to use your big kitchen oven. Just toss together some sliced carrots with some oil and you’re good to go.

Carrot Nutrition Facts

  • Carrots are a great staple vegetable that is generally available throughout the year.
  • Because they are naturally sweet, even kids will usually eat carrots. Maybe you can even get them to trade their french fries for these seasoned carrots.
  • Carrots are high in beta-carotene, fiber, and antioxidants.

Recipe Highlights

  • Use your air-fryer to make these carrots if you don’t have space in your oven, or you don’t want to heat up your entire oven.
  • You only need 16 minutes cooking time for these simple roasted Air Fryer Carrots that go with almost any main dish.
  • Feel free to glaze your carrots with honey, brown sugar, coconut sugar, or maple syrup.
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Recipe Steps

Step One

Slice your whole carrots or baby carrots in half or quarters so they are only 1/2-inch in width. Place the sliced carrots in a large bowl or mixing bowl and toss them with olive oil and dried thyme.

See the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact measurements.

Step Two

Place carrots in the air fryer basket, and set the temperature to 360 degrees F for a cook time of 16 minutes. The carrots don’t have to be in a single layer as you’ll be tossing them once during the cooking process.

carrots cooking in an air fryer

Step Three

Once your air fried carrots are cooked, they will be slightly wrinkled and fork tender. You can sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on top and serve them warm or at room temperature.

I hope your family agrees that this carrots recipe is at least one of their favorite side dishes!

cooked carrots with a cilantro leaf on top

Pro Tips

  • Feel free to get creative with your seasonings. Garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, taco seasoning, or any different seasonings are all great options.
  • There are actually a lot of different colors of carrots other than orange carrots. If you want something different, try using a purple carrot or other colors.
  • Consider using avocado oil or another healthy cooking oil that is safe for cooking.
  • Also consider using organic carrots to avoid exposure to pesticides.


Can I bake these in a regular oven instead of an air fryer?

Yes! You can make roasted carrots in an oven. Set the temperature to 360 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes.

Other Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

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bowl of cooked carrots with two gold forks

Air Fryer Glazed Carrots


You’re going to love this recipe for Air Fryer Glazed Carrots that is the perfect healthy side dish. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan friendly.


  • 1 pound carrots, sliced so they are 1/2-inch in width
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon honey (use maple syrup for vegan)
  • pinch of salt and ground black pepper (optional, for serving)


  1. In a medium bowl, toss the sliced carrots with the olive oil and dried thyme.
  2. Place the carrots in the basket of an air fryer. Set the temperature to 360 degrees for 16 minutes.
  3. Toss the carrots once halfway through the cooking process.
  4. Once the carrots are done cooking, they will be slightly wrinkled. Pour them into a serving bowl and drizzle the top with the honey or maple syrup. You can also serve them with a pinch of salt and pepper for added flavor.
  5. Serve warm.


  1. Store any leftover cooked carrots in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cooked carrots in air fryer, easy roasted carrots, simple air fryer carrots

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