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Christmas Air Frying: How to Air-Fry Carrots

For tastier, quicker carrots at Christmas dinner, try air-frying! it’s a game-changer! Check out our how-to guide on air-frying the humble carrot.

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If you’ve not gotten into the phenomena that’s air-frying – where have you been?! it’s literally everywhere. So in true UnderTheChristmasTree fashion, we had to bring our festive friends a bunch of tasty air fry-inlgy good how-to’s.


First, we are going to start with the humble carrots which adorne most dinner tables throughout the whole festive period. Not only will we let you know how to air-fry carrots so they’re crispy, sweet and just oh-so-delicious but we’ll also share how cost-effective an air-fryer is compared to an oven.

Air-frying carrots is not only easy but also a great way to add a crispy texture to this nutritious vegetable. Whether you’re looking to save oven space during a busy Christmas dinner or want a quick and delicious side dish, air-frying carrots are a fantastic option.

How to Air-Fry Carrots:

  1. Preparation: Start by washing and peeling the carrots. You can leave them whole or cut them into sticks or coins, depending on your preference.
  2. Seasoning: Toss the carrots with olive oil and your choice of seasonings. Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and thyme are all excellent choices. Make sure the carrots are evenly coated for maximum flavour.
  3. Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C). This helps ensure that the carrots cook evenly and become crispy on the outside.
  4. Air-Fry: Once the air fryer is preheated, place the seasoned carrots in the basket in a single layer. Avoid overcrowding the basket, as this can prevent proper air circulation and result in uneven cooking.
  5. Cooking Time: Cook the carrots for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking. The exact cooking time may vary depending on the size of your carrots and the specific model of your air fryer.
  6. Serve: Once the carrots are golden brown and crispy on the outside, they’re ready to serve! Enjoy them as a side dish with your Christmas dinner or as a tasty snack any time of year.


Air-frying carrots is not just delicious, it’s also a savvy choice for your wallet! Sure, you might need to splurge on an air fryer at first, but trust us, it’s worth it.

These little machines are like the superheroes of the kitchen—they’re energy-efficient, which means they won’t send your electricity bills through the roof. And here’s the wow factor: they use way less oil than old-school frying methods, so you’re saving money while you cook up crispy, golden carrots. It’s a win-win!

Air Fryer Carrots

Air-frying carrots is typically quicker than roasting them in the oven. While oven-roasted carrots can take 25-30 minutes or more to cook, air-frying cuts down on cooking time significantly, taking only 12-15 minutes.

This can be a lifesaver on busy occasions like Christmas day when oven space is limited and you need to cook multiple dishes simultaneously.