You can turn a few carrots into a pile of savory, crispy Air Fryer Carrot Fries in under 20 minutes. They make the perfect side dish!

a silver cup holding carrot matchstick fries

recipe overview

This is a healthy dish that will satisfy a craving for french fries, but with way less oil and fewer carbs too. Carrot fries are very similar to sweet potato fries. They even taste very similar, but making air fryer carrot fries is healthier than any potato option.

If you’ve ever roasted carrots in the oven or in your air fryer, you know that they take on a completely different flavor. Boiled carrots are mushy and bland. Roasted or air-fried carrots will be sweet, savory, salty, and totally addicting.

what you’ll need

Ingredients for air fryer carrot fries, each in separate dishes on a countertop
  • Carrots – For two servings, I use four large carrots. Peel the carrots and cut them into long thin pieces, similar to shoestring french fries.
  • Olive Oil – You can use spray olive oil or regular. This will help the carrots crisp up and hold on to the salt and seasonings.
  • Garlic Powder – I love the sweet, mellow garlic flavor that this seasoning gives.
  • Salt – Adjust if needed, but I like my carrot fries to be a little salty. The combination of sweet and salty is addicting.
  • Chopped Parsley – Totally optional, but this makes a beautiful garnish, particularly if you’re serving these carrot fries as a side dish for a fancier dinner.

how to make them

photo collage showing four steps needed to make air fryer carrot fries
  1. In a large bowl, add the carrots, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt. Stir until well combined.
  2. Place the carrot sticks in the air fryer.
  3. Air Fry at 400F for 15-18 minutes, stirring/shaking halfway through cooking.
  4. Remove from the fryer and serve immediately. Garnish with parsley and serve with your favorite dipping sauces.
a hand holding a cup of air fryer carrot fries. A small cup of ketchup is visible in the background

more seasonings to try

Your fries are a blank canvas! If you want to spice up your air fryer carrot fries a bit more, consider adding a sprinkle of some of these:

  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • French Fry Seasoning Blend
  • Cumin
  • Cinnamon

serving tips

These crispy carrots make the perfect side dish! They are simply seasoned so they go great with almost everything.

fries come out soggy?

It’s important to ensure that each carrot stick has room around it to let air circulate. If there are too many carrots in the air fryer, they will steam instead of air frying.

Try to keep your carrot fries in a single layer, and be sure to stir them up at least once during cooking.

Are carrots low-carb?

Kinda…Carrots do have carbs and more than green leafy vegetables do. However, carrots have fewer carbs than potatoes, making them a low-er carb alternative that I hope will fit your dietary needs. You can find more Low Carb Air Fryer Recipes here!

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a silver cup holding carrot matchstick fries
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Air Fryer Carrot Fries

You can turn a few carrots into a pile of savory, crispy Air Fryer Carrot Fries in under 20 minutes. They make the perfect side dish!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 117kcal



  • 4 Large Carrots peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil or spray
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley optional for garnish


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the carrots, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt and stir until well combined.
  • Place them in the air fryer and cook at 400F for 15-18 minutes.
  • Remove basket and stir/shake them half way through cooking.
  • Remove from the fryer and serve immediately with dipping sauces of your choice.


  • I find that two large carrots per person is the perfect serving size. 
  • Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.
  • Pro Tip: Check your food as it cooks. Each air fryer runs a bit differently. Sometimes airfying is a trial and error process. Check your food as it cooks to learn your air fryer better!  When cooking a new recipe or food items be sure to check your food often to help avoid over/under cooking.
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Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 20381IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.

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