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We absolutely LOVE a roast dinner in our home! There is something special about getting together with family and having a big steaming hot pile of delicious homemade food.
I love to go all out, and make lots of homemade trimmings for my roast dinner. Serving a variety of air fryer vegetables is something that I thoroughly enjoy, and it is great to get some extra goodness into my family when we’re all having a family meal together.
If you’re cooking a larger roast dinner why not try out my air fryer carrots and parsnips recipe instead?
Scroll down towards the end of this post for my honey glazed air fryer carrots recipe card so you can get cooking!
Ingredients for air fryer carrots
300g baby carrots
Spray oil (olive oil) if you want to make them extra crispy
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp honey, 1 tsp parsley (dried is fine if you don’t have fresh!) and 2 tbsp white wine vinegar mixed together. Drizzle this over halfway through the cooking time, when you adjust the temperature. It’ll give a lovely sweet dressing that is just perfect, and super simple too.
Method for air fryer carrots
Scrub your carrots clean. You can peel if you’d like but I typically don’t bother. This helps to cut down on food waste and also there are often lots of health benefits to leaving the skin on root vegetables. I love to save money on fruit and vegetables and cutting down on waste helps a little with this.
Slice them lengthways into 4 or 6 pieces, depending on the size and length of the carrots.
Place your carrots in your air fryer basket. You can also consider using an oven safe tray, if you want to keep the carrots extra succulent.
Cook at 160C for 10 minutes. Then turn up to 200C for a further 10 minutes. Make sure to shake/turn the carrots when you turn the temperature up.
Check these 5 minutes into the second 10 minutes, just to make sure they are not catching/burning, as the cooking time will be dependent on the size of your carrots.
Serve! We love ours with our favourite easy roast dinner recipes and they were absolutely delicious. You do have to pay a little more attention to the cooking than you do in the oven, because they are able to burn that much quicker, but they are worth the extra minute or two of effort!
There you have it! If you want you can parboil them first, and this will reduce the cooking time slightly. It may also make the insides even fluffier.
The cooking time of these airfryer carrots may vary, depending on the size and efficiency of your airfryer.
How to cook carrots:
I personally like to parboil carrots, if I can be bothered with the extra effort, for around 6 minutes in boiling water.
Then I roast for around 25-30 minutes in the oven or 18-20 minutes in the air fryer.
Fancy making some air fryer carrots and parsnips?
I’ve already shared my air fryer parsnips recipe previously and it’s really easy to make these together in one go.
They cook for similar times, as long as they are similar sizes, so it is really straight forward.
Fancy trying one of my other air fryer recipes while you’re here?
- Air fryer smores
- Air fryer burgers
- Air fryer cheese crumpets
- Air fryer jerk chicken
- Air fryer Nando’s chicken
- Air fryer potato wedges
- Air fryer Nando’s Bag and Bake
- Air fryer chicken recipes
- Air fryer breaded chicken breast
- The BEST air fryer vegetable recipes!
Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!
How to make my air fryer carrots:
Air fryer carrots
Crispy, yet fluffy air fryer carrots. Perfect with a roast dinner!
- 300 g baby carrots
- Spray oil olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp parsley
Scrub your carrots. Peel IF you like. (This is optional though!)
Slice your carrots lengthways into 4 or 6 pieces, if you're not using baby carrots.
If you want you can parboil them first, and this will reduce the cooking time slightly. It may also make the insides even fluffier. I parboil for around 6 minutes.
Place into the air fryer basket. If you're using the optional dressing you may want to consider using an oven safe tray to collect more of the dressing.
Cook at 160C for 10 minutes.
Turn up to 200C for a further 10 minutes. Shake the carrots as you turn the temperature up.
Check 5 minutes into the second 10 minutes.
Serve once cooked.