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Air Fryer Baby Carrots

Total Time
20 min
5 min
15 min
Meet your new favorite way to “roast” carrots. The dry circulating heat of an air fryer gives baby carrots a lightly caramelized exterior while keeping them moist and tender within. Since many air fryers don’t require preheating (and those that do heat quickly), the method is far quicker than oven-roasting. We use convenient baby carrots to keep prep simple; no washing or peeling necessary—just a quick pat-down to dry them off before coating them with the seasonings.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Baby carrots

4 cup(s)

Kosher salt

½ tsp

Smoked paprika

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp


  1. Pat the carrots dry with paper towels and place in a medium bowl; spray with cooking spray, tossing well to coat. Sprinkle with the salt, smoked paprika, and black pepper; toss well to coat.
  2. Preheat an air fryer, if necessary, to 400°F. Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray and add the carrots. Air-fry at 400°F until lightly browned and tender, 13 to 15 minutes, pausing to shake the basket every 5 minutes.
  3. Serving size: 1 cup