Healthy Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Carrots

How to make cheesy, crispy garlic parmesan carrots in an air fryer or oven. They’re quick, easy and will get you excited about carrots because they’re soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.

How to make cheesy, crispy garlic parmesan carrots in an air fryer or oven.

The Easiest Way to Bake Garlic Parmesan Carrots in an Air Fryer or Oven!

Are you ready to fall head over heels for carrots? Well, get ready because we’re about to give this humble vegetable some delicious pizazz! I’m excited to show you how easy it is to air fry or bake ordinary carrots with fresh garlic, grated parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning. They’re soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. You can enjoy these as a savory side dish, snack, or appetizer. They become even more heavenly when dipped in your favorite sauce or dressing.

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Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Carrots Recipe:

  • It’s easy to prep and only takes 11 minutes to cook.
  • The carrots are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
  • The parmesan cheese is crispy and tasty!
  • All the simple ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.

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How Do You Make My Healthy Garlic Parmesan Carrots Recipe?

STEP 1. prep the carrots

Rinse and dry three medium-large carrots. Then peel off the skins and slice them diagonally about .25″ thick. My favorite vegetable peeler works awesome!

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

STEP 2. make the garlic butter

Add the butter and fresh garlic cloves to a small bowl. I love using my favorite stainless steel garlic press to crush the garlic quickly. Mix the butter and garlic together with a spatula until combined.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

]STEP 3. prep the cheese & parsley

Grate the parmesan cheese using a zesting grater. The smaller size of the cheese shreds allows them to get between the potatoes in the air fryer.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 4. toss the carrots

Combine the oil, paprika, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and salt in a bowl and shake to combine. Drop the sliced carrots into the bowl and toss with the oil mixture.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

STEP 5. prep the tray

Tear off a sheet of parchment paper twice as wide as your air fryer basket or baking sheet. Fold  the paper in half. Trim it about .5″ wider than the bottom of your air fryer basket or sheet. Then fold up about .5″ of paper on all four edges creating a paper tray that can contain the melting butter in the air fryer or oven.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 6. fill the tray

Place the paper tray inside your air fryer basket or baking sheet. Spread the garlic butter in the paper tray using a spatula. Then arrange the carrot slices side-by-side in the tray. Lightly sprinkle with course sea salt.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 7. bake the carrots

OVEN METHOD:

Bake the carrots for 10 minutes at 425°F. When the timer goes off, carefully remove the sheet from the oven and sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley on top of the carrots. Return the sheet to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is slightly browned and crispy. 

AIR FRYER METHOD:

Bake the carrots for 8 minutes at 400°F. When the timer goes off, carefully remove the sheet from the air fryer and sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley on top of the carrots. Return the sheet to the air fryer and bake for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is slightly browned and crispy

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.
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How to make cheesy, crispy garlic parmesan carrots in an air fryer or oven.

Healthy Oven or Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Carrots

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
How to make the best healthy air fryer garlic parmesan crusted carrots with garlic, parmesan cheese, butter, and fresh parsley. Get excited about delicious carrots that are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.
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Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large carrots
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes

Garlic Butter:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic

Carrot Oil Rub:

  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and dry three medium-large carrots. Then peel off the skins and slice them diagonally about .25″ thick. My favorite vegetable peeler works awesome!
  • Add the butter and fresh garlic cloves to a small bowl. I love using my favorite stainless steel garlic press to crush the garlic quickly. Mix the butter and garlic together with a spatula until combined.
  • Grate the parmesan cheese using a zesting grater. The smaller size of the cheese shreds allows them to get between the carrots in the air fryer.
  • Combine the oil, paprika, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and salt in a bowl and shake to combine. Drop the sliced carrots into the bowl and toss them with the oil mixture.
  • Tear off a sheet of parchment paper twice as wide as your air fryer basket or baking sheet. Fold the paper in half. Trim it about .5″ wider than the bottom of your air fryer basket or sheet. Then fold up about .5″ of paper on all four edges creating a paper tray that can contain the melting butter in the air fryer or oven.
  • Place the paper tray inside your air fryer basket or baking sheet. Spread the garlic butter in the paper tray using a spatula. Then arrange the carrot slices side-by-side in the tray. Lightly sprinkle with course sea salt.

OVEN METHOD:

  • Bake the carrots for 10 minutes at 425°F. When the timer goes off, carefully remove the sheet from the oven and sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley on top of the carrots. Return the sheet to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is slightly browned and crispy.

AIR FRYER METHOD:

  • Bake the carrots for 8 minutes at 400°F. When the timer goes off, carefully remove the sheet from the air fryer and sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley on top of the carrots. Return the sheet to the air fryer and bake for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is slightly browned and crispy.
  • Carefully remove the paper tray and enjoy! These carrots taste best when fresh. But you can store leftovers in the fridge for several days and reheat them in the microwave. They will have a softer texture than the first time they bakes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 226kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 814mgPotassium: 676mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 417IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer, carrots, garlic, parmesan
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