Air Fryer Frozen Carrots

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For an easy-to-make vegetable side dish, air fryer frozen carrots are a great option!

Ready to your level of tenderness in minutes, frozen carrots in the air fryer are a versatile vegetable side dish that goes with loads of different mains!

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Air fryer frozen carrots are really easy to make.

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you air fry frozen carrots, be sure to read through these recipe tips so that you know what to expect when you make them!

  • We used simple seasonings including salt, pepper, and garlic pepper. You can change up the spices to suit your personal preferences.
  • If you want these carrots sweeter, you could add a a little bit of honey (and optionally balsamic vinegar) when you add the oil.
  • Your cooking time can vary because of a difference in air fryer, your brand of frozen carrots, and your desired level of tenderness. Crunchier carrots will take less time, softer carrots will need more time to cook.
  • These carrots can get delicious – but don’t expect them to get as crispy as raw, fresh carrots in the air fryer. This is due to the extra moisture of the frozen carrots.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you want to know how to make frozen baby carrots in the air fryer, you can check out the process photos with instructions in this section.

This way, you can see just how we made our frozen carrots.

If you don’t like visuals, you can scroll down to the detailed recipe card at the bottom of the post.

white mixing bowl full of frozen baby carrots and spices
Add the frozen carrots, oil, and spices to a bowl.

First, preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.

Meanwhile, add the frozen carrots, oil, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper into a mixing bowl.

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Make sure the carrots are evenly coated.

Gently toss everything until evenly coated in oil and spices.

uncooked frozen carrots in black air fryer tray on white counter top
Add the frozen carrots to the preheated air fryer.

When the air fryer is preheated, add the carrots into the air fryer. Distribute them so that they are in one even layer.

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Cook the carrots until tender.

Air fry the frozen carrots at 385 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-14 minutes until tender.

The exact cooking time can vary slightly depending on the thickness of the carrots, your preferred level of firmness, and your air fryer.

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Frozen baby carrots in the air fryer – ready for serving!

When done cooking, remove the cooked carrots from the air fryer. Put them in a bowl and serve. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

If you have leftover air-fried carrots, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge.

They might get a little softer over time so we’d recommend eating them within 2 days.

To reheat the cooked carrots, we’d suggest tossing them back in the air fryer for a few minutes!

Related Recipes

For more easy frozen vegetables side dishes made in the air fryer, have a look at these:

blue bowl of orange carrots on wooden board

Air Fryer Frozen Carrots

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Carrots make a great vegetable side dish. Ready in just minutes, these frozen carrots are tender and so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen baby carrots
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Meanwhile, add the frozen carrots, oil, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper into a mixing bowl. Gently toss everything until evenly coated in oil and spices.
  3. When the air fryer is preheated, add the carrots into the air fryer. Distribute them so that they are in one even layer.
  4. Air fry the frozen carrots at 385 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-14 minutes until tender. The exact cooking time can vary slightly depending on the thickness of the carrots, your preferred level of firmness, and your air fryer.
  5. When done cooking, remove the cooked carrots from the air fryer. Put them in a bowl and serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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