Air-Fryer Carrots

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jan. 11, 2023
I love roasting carrots to bring out their sweetness. I think thyme really complements the flavor of these air-fryer carrots, but feel free to mix it up and use other herbs, like rosemary or tarragon. —Marlene Schott, Devine, Texas


  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 2 small onions, quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh thyme, optional


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°. In a large bowl, toss first 8 ingredients. Place carrots on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until carrots are crisp-tender, 18-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If desired, sprinkle with fresh thyme.

Air-Fryer Carrots Tips

Can you use regular carrots instead of baby carrots?

If you only have regular carrots on hand, simply peel and cut them into 2-inch sections. They may take a few minutes longer in the air fryer, so use a fork to check for tenderness.

What can you serve with air-fryer carrots?

These air-fryer carrots are the perfect side to throw in while your oven or stovetop is otherwise occupied. Try pairing them with roasted chicken or a pot roast.

How do you store air-fryer carrots?

Keep these carrots in a well-sealed container in the refrigerator, where they’ll last for 3 to 4 days. Reheat them in the air fryer until heated through. If you loved this recipe, try more of our easy carrot recipes.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 88 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.