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Air Fryer Carrots are perfectly seasoned and absolutely delicious!  This side dish is perfectly crisp on the outside, tender on the inside and so full flavor.

Similar to these Carrots, and Honey Carrots, these are going to become a favorite. Carrots are just plain tasty, especially in this Cake!

Air fryer carrots seasoned in air fryer basket.

Parmesan Garlic Air Fryer Carrots

An amazing side dish goes a long way to making the perfect dinner just right! Side dishes play just as much of a role as the main dish in making the meal spectacular. You want to pick one that will compliment it in both color, flavor, and texture.  A great dinner usually has a bit of everything. Of course mixing and matching as dietary needs vary. That is where these air fryer parmesan garlic carrots comes in. These are literally one of the best side dishes you can make!

These carrots are fast, easy and the perfect texture! Their sweet savory flavor compliments almost any dish. Carrots are packed with good for you vitamins and minerals and cooking them in the air fryer keeps most of them in tact. These parmesan air fryer carrots are some of our favorites to munch on. They are so dang good, you have to try them.

What You Need For Easy Air Fryer Carrots

I love cooking with my air fryer. It literally seems to have no limits to what it can do. These carrots are no exception.

  • Carrots: I used 6 large carrots that are peeled and sliced.
  • Olive Oil: The base of the seasoning and will help to give the carrots that incredible outside crisp.
  • Parmesan: Finely grated parmesan.
  • Italian Seasoning: This is a classic combination of herbs and spices that are divine.
  • Garlic Powder: Gives the garlic flavor without chunks of minced garlic.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add to taste.

Making Garlic Carrots in the Air Fryer

These are going to cook fast which is perfect when you need a scrumptious side dish fast.

  • Dressing: In a medium sized bowl add the olive oil, parmesan Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
  • Coat: Toss the dressing with the carrots making sure they get nicely coated.
  • Cook: Place the carrots in the basket in a single layer of the air fryer. Cook at 360 degrees for 10-12 minutes or till tender and crispy.

Pouring the seasoning on cut sliced carrots.

Tips For Tasty Air Fryer Carrots

These air fryer carrots almost taste as good as french fries, they actually make a great substitute if you want.

  • Air Fryer: Make sure you know your air fryer, it may take less or more time to cook your carrots depending on how your air fryer cooks. Check them at about 7 minutes, then about every 2 minutes after till desired doneness. The size of the carrots will also make a difference in cooking times. If you have thin carrots or use baby carrots it may take less time.
  • Carrots: I like to use big carrots that I peel and cut myself. They have way more flavor than baby carrots, in my opinion. Feel free to use baby carrots though, they totally work. If your baby carrots are super wet, which sometimes happens, pat them dry with a paper towel before coating. This way the coating sticks to the carrots and will crisp up the carrots better and prevent steaming them instead of air frying them.


There are a few ways you can change these up!

  • Different Carrots: Try using different colored carrots. Carrots come in purple, red, white, and yellow. This will make your side dish that much more colorful and still yummy!
  • How to Cut carrots: Instead of chunking the carrots, try slicing them lengthwise for a french fry like shape. My kids love to eat them with their fingers this way. I just love that they eat them.
  • Different Spices: There are so many different way to season these air fryer carrots.  Try dill, chili powder, turmeric, onion powder or ranch mix.

What To Serve These Roasted Carrots With

Carrots are nutritious and good for you so you will want to serve these up as much as you can. Using an air fryer makes them super yummy! Because they are a sweet and savory flavor they pair well with so much. Here are a few ideas.

Storing the Best Air Fryer Carrots

These carrots store beautifully in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for up to 4 days. Reheat them in the air fryer at 360 degrees for 1-2 minutes. You can also warm them up in the microwave.

Cooked carrots in a white dish.

More Side Dishes To Make Your Meals Amazing

Side dishes compliment the main dish, round it out and make sure you have a bit from every food group on the table. Next time you need a killer side dish, start with one of these tried and true and go from there. I have a whole list of great ones.

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Air Fryer Carrots

5 from 10 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Parmesan Garlic Air Fryer Carrots are perfectly seasoned and absolutely delicious!  This side dish is perfectly crisp on the outside, tender on the inside and so full flavor.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people



  • In a medium sized bowl add the olive oil, parmesan, italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
  • Toss with the carrots and place into the basket in a single layer in the air fryer.
  • Cook at 360 for 10-12 minutes or until tender and crispy.



Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 359mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 18071IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    When you said they were like French fries, I was like, “ yea, right”
    These are better than fries! My husband and I couldn’t wait for them to cool off. We ate all of them! Thanks so much for helping us eat more veg in the new year😀

    1. 5 stars
      These were so delicious, definitely making again. I almost had all the ingredients on hand except the carrots. It doesn’t really specify, but I used fresh parmesan cheese that I had from another recipe. Next time I would use less olive oil. Like a 1/4 less because there was a lot left over except that just allowed my brother to use the rest to coat his air fryer French fries. I might try making these in the oven next time on a baking sheet. Also I missed the step where the dressing was poured over the carrots and then tossed not the other way around so I mixed the carrots into the dressing. I think your way would work better, so I’ll do that next time. This went excellent with pre-cooked blackened chicken alfredo that I only had to heat on the stove. I took bites of both together and somehow made both taste even better.

  2. 5 stars
    Easy & Delicious!!! The only thing I’ll change next time is the quantity, I’ll definitely be making a bigger batch. The whole family wanted more. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I had a little of the parmesan/garlic mixture left after coating my carrots, so I thinly sliced a small eggplant I’d brought in from my garden this morning, tossed it in the remaining mixture, and air-fried it. The resulting ‘chips’ were amazing! I grind my own parmesan so to save time, I’ve tripled the recipe and will store the dry mixture in the fridge to use it on chicken and other vegetables. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    We split baby carrots lengthwise. Our air fryer took about 20 minutes, but this recipe is a real keeper. I’m going to use this on sweet potato fries as well!

  5. 5 stars
    I love that this doesn’t contain added sugar. I definitely also appreciate the brown sugar take on roasted carrots, but I have a sweet tooth and try my best to save added sugar for less frequent intentional, indulgent desserts 🙂 Thank you for posting this!

  6. 5 stars
    I made these carrots to go with a roast beef and mashed potatoes— WOW!!! I have never had carrots as good as these!!
    They will DEFINITELY be on my list to make again (and again, and again!). I told my husband I would be happy just to eat a meal of these Parmesan garlic carrots!
    I will experiment with oven time (in place if air fryer) so that I can make a huge batch for our next family gathering! Thanks so much for this recipe! It’s my new favorite side dish!!!

  7. 5 stars
    I am trying to be dairy free so I made them without the Parmesan. Amazing. Can’t stop eating them. And so easy! Thank you for this amazing recipe!!!