A delicious and healthy, yet simple side dish, these air fryer roasted carrots are ready to eat in under 20 minutes!
I like to get creative with my meals, but sometimes simplicity is best, and all I want for dinner are some roasted veggies and a source of protein. The simple blend of herbs in this recipe really highlights the natural flavors of the carrots for an effortless side the family will love.
These carrots are easy to make on busy days, inexpensive, and don't take a lot of prep or planning. Using baby carrots makes this recipe even easier since you don't have to peel or chop the carrots.
Can I Try This with Other Veggies?
You could try this recipe with other veggies, just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly!
I also like doing a vegetable medley with carrots. If you decide to do this make sure all the vegetables require a similar cook time so that some don't burn while the carrots are still cooking. Some great options to pair with the carrots are broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes.
What Other Seasonings Can I Add?
These carrots are made with a simple seasoning blend of ingredients most people have in their spice cabinet already. However, the best part about making these roasted carrots is that they are super versatile and can take on any flavor combination of your choosing.
To stick with the Italian flavors try sprinkling the finished carrots with some fresh rosemary, parsley, and parmesan cheese. If you want a bit of a kick, toss some red chili flakes in the mix as well.
If you want to try a more bold flavor combination season the carrots with some curry powder, and garlic for an Indian-inspired side dish.
Serving Ideas and Suggestions
Serve these alongside some protein and a source of carbs for an easy well-balanced meal. My favorite way to eat them is paired with Persian Honey Glazed Chicken with Bejeweled Rice or my easy One-Pan Balsamic Chicken.
If you liked this recipe, you might also like my easy Honey Roasted Carrots as well!
Air Fryer Roasted Carrots
- 1 lb baby carrots
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp thyme
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp cracked black pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat the air fryer to 380.
- Add the olive oil and seasonings to a medium size bowl, and stir to mix together.
- Add the carrots to the bowl, and toss to coat with the seasoning mixture.
- Add carrots in a single layer to the air fryer basket, and air fry for 15-18 minutes, tossing the basket half way through cooking.