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.

bowl of carrots with a gold fork

I get a lot of questions about air-fryers and whether or not it’s worth adding another appliance to your kitchen. I was also skeptical of getting an air-fryer but now I really love mine and use it daily.

Most air-fryers don’t have to be pre-heated either, which makes cooking faster and simpler. This air-fryer is similar to mine.

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.
  • Carrots can be eaten raw or cooked.
  • 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. This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving or other holidays.
  • You only need 16 minutes cooking time for these simple roasted Air Fryer Carrots.
  • Feel free to glaze your carrots with honey or maple syrup.
labeled photo with ingredients for air fryer carrots

Recipe Steps

Step One

Slice your carrots in half or quarters so they are only 1/2-inch in width. Place the sliced carrots in a 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

Put the sliced carrots in the basket of your air fryer, and set the temperature to 360 degrees F for 16 minutes.

carrots cooking in an air fryer

Step Three

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

cooked carrots with a cilantro leaf on top

FAQs

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.

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bowl of cooked carrots with two gold forks

Air Fryer Glazed Carrots


Description

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.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  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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