Air fryer carrots are a healthy, vibrant side dish full of mouthwatering flavor.

Fresh carrots are tossed with garlic, melted butter, and seasonings, and roasted in the air fryer until tender crisp, and lightly caramelized.

Pair this easy side dish with a meat entree for a healthy and satisfying meal that your family will love.

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Easy Air Fryer Carrots

  • Roasting in the air fryer intensifies sweetness in carrots, and ensures they have just the right texture, unlike boiling or steaming.
  • Cooking in the air fryer also means you can enjoy the rich, robust flavor of roasted carrots without having to heat the oven.
  • The garlic and butter in this easy recipe give sweet carrots a layer of savory flavor.
  • Healthy, colorful carrots are a powerhouse of delicious nutrition that even kids love.
  • Air-fried carrots go great with chicken, beef, or pork.
ingredients assembled to make air fryer carrots including carrots, butter, garlic, and salt and pepper

Ingredients and Variations

Carrots Select carrots of a similar thickness for even cooking, or slice them into equally sized sticks. Baby carrots are an excellent choice, and are already peeled!

Garlic – Fresh garlic has a more intense flavor than the jarred version. Mince it finely, or use a garlic press to extract the most flavor. Garlic powder can be used in a pinch.

Butter – Use salted or unsalted butter, and adjust the seasoning accordingly. Olive oil, walnut, or avocado oil can be substituted.

Variations – Enhance the sweetness of carrots with a tablespoon of honey or brown sugar added to the melted butter and garlic.

How to Make Air Fryer Carrots

  1. Peel the carrots and cut into sticks of equal thickness and length.
  2. Toss with butter, garlic, salt and pepper (as per the recipe below).
  3. Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes.
  4. Give the basket a shake and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with parsley and serve hot.
air fryer carrots in an air fryer tray

Storing and Reheating

Store leftovers in a zip bag or airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days, or in the freezer for up to 12 months. Thaw before reheating in the microwave, or in the air fryer preheated to 380°F for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through.

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Garlic Butter Air Fryer Carrots

Garlic butter air fryer carrots are dripping in flavorful butter. These are so good and so easy to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings



  • 16 ounces carrots peeled and cut into sticks
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat the air fryer to 380°F.
  • Toss carrots with butter, garlic, salt & pepper.
  • Air fry for 8 minutes. Shake the basket and cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until tender crisp.
  • Remove from fryer, garnish with parsley & enjoy.


Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10661IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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