Air-Fryer Carrots

Air-fryer carrots are an easy side dish that pairs with just about everything. Here the carrots are tossed with a touch of brown sugar and spices, with Parmesan cheese adding a savory note. Go even cheesier with a sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese for garnish, if you like.

air fryer carrots
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 pound small carrots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Lightly coat the fryer basket with cooking spray.

  2. Combine carrots, Parmesan, oil, brown sugar, tarragon, paprika, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Working in batches if necessary, add the carrots to the fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes. Flip the carrots and cook until tender and browned, about 6 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

68 Calories
3g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1/3 cup
Calories 68
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 12743IU 255%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Vitamin K 10mcg 8%
Sodium 275mg 12%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Magnesium 11mg 3%
Potassium 254mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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