Perfectly Roasted Air Fryer Carrots

It doesn’t matter what your main dish is, these roasted air fryer carrots are a healthy vegetable side dish! They’re perfectly roasted in under 20 minutes and made with some simple seasonings and creamy sauce. Let’s get to cooking!

overhead image of roasted air fryer carrots tossed in a bowl with a creamy, ranch sauce.
Perfectly roasted air fryer carrots tossed in a creamy, ranch sauce.

What do you need to make air fryer roasted carrots?

You just need carrots, some basic seasonings from your pantry, a cooking oil and mayo. Here are the details.

  • Fresh carrots
  • Avocado oil
  • Mayo (regular or vegan)
  • Dried parsley (and fresh for garnish if you’d like)
  • Dried chives
  • Dill weed
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Sea salt + pepper
straight on image of roasted air fryer carrots on a plate with creamy ranch sauce all over.

How do you roast carrots in the air fryer?

It is SO easy! Here are the simple steps to making roasted air fryer carrots.

  1. Slice your carrots into rounds – we like to slice on the diagonal because it looks prettier – just cut them as uniformly as possible so they cook evenly.
  2. Toss the carrots with the oil.
  3. Transfer to your air fryer and cook at 400° for about 16 minutes, stirring halfway.
  4. Make the ranch sauce.
  5. Serve your perfectly roasted carrots tossed in the ranch sauce with whatever healthy entrée you’re making!
Overhead image of air fryer carrots in a bowl with a serving spoon. Flaky sea salt and chopped parsley on the side.

What do you serve this carrot side dish with?

You can really pair these air fried carrots with just about any protein! Here are some of our favorite healthy entrées to try them with.

Close up angled image of air fryer carrots in ranch sauce piled up on a plate.

New to the air fryer? Here are some other healthy air fryer recipes

We have an entire category of air fryer recipes. And here some of our favorites!

Your turn to try these air fryer roasted carrots

Pair them with your favorite protein and enjoy these perfectly roasted carrots made in your air fryer. It’s so much faster than in the oven! Leave a rating and review below to let us know how it goes.

And make sure to take a pic to share on Instagram! Tag us @realsimplegood, so we can check it out. We love to see what you’re cooking!


Vertical image with text overlay at the top. Air fryer carrots tossed in ranch sauce in a bowl with a serving spoon.


Vertical split image with text overlay in the middle. Top image of roasted air fryer carrot in a bowl with a serving spoon. Bottom image is close up of roasted carrots piled up on a plate.

Perfectly Roasted Air Fryer Carrots

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 2
Author: Erica Winn
These air fryer carrots are a healthy vegetable side dish, perfectly roasted in under 20 minutes. Just carrots and simple seasonings in creamy, homemade ranch sauce.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb carrots, sliced into 1/4" rounds on the diagonal (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (or ghee or other cooking oil)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tbsp dill weed
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400° Fahrenheit if your air fryer preheats.
  • Slice carrots into 1/4" rounds on the diagonal, and place in a mixing bowl and toss with avocado oil. Make sure to slice them as uniformly as possible so they cook evenly.
  • Transfer carrots to basket of your air fryer and cook at 400° F for about 16 minutes, toss or stir about halfway through.
  • While the carrots cook, combine the mayo and all of the seasonings in a small bowl or jar and mix. Store in the fridge until carrots are done.
  • Once carrots are done, remove and toss with the sauce. Serve and enjoy!
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2 thoughts on “Perfectly Roasted Air Fryer Carrots

  • These are so freakin good!! The sweetness of the carrots with the savory flavor of the sauce is perfection. My husband doesn’t normally like carrots but he went back for seconds of these babies!

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