Air Fryer Carrots and Potatoes
These easy and delicious air fryer carrots and potatoes will surprise you with their sweet and spicy flavor. Using maple syrup and red pepper flakes you get the perfect combination of flavors to pair with any dish. They’re easy to throw together in under 30 minutes and are great for meal prep. This is a simple and delicious recipe. All you need is a pound of carrots and potatoes plus a few more pantry staples.
Why you'll love this recipe
- This recipe is ready in under 30 minutes.
- Both kids and adults love them!
- Easily assembled with minimal ingredients and quick clean up.
- They pair great with almost any main dish.
- These carrots and potatoes make sneaking in veggies easy.
Can you make this ahead of time?
Yes, air fryer carrots and potatoes reheat great and are perfect for meal prep.
Can you roast them in the oven instead?
If you do not have a air fryer to make these air fryer carrots and potatoes you can bake them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes minutes until fork tender. Remove from the oven halfway through to add syrup and seasonings.
What air fryer do you use?
I have the COSORI Air Fryer Oven Combo 5.8QT Max XL Large Cooker, linked here.I do find it is pretty loud in the kitchen but it gets the job done and makes perfect air fryer carrots and potatoes. We have had it for years without any issues.
Ingredients and Substitutes:
These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for Air Fryer Carrots and Potatoes.
Carrots: use whole carrots for this recipe. Either buy in a bag or single carrots. I buy 1.5 lbs. of single carrots since I know I’ll toss about 0.5 lbs. worth of peels and ends. See pictures for what size to cut your carrots.
Lite Maple Syrup: I prefer to use lite syrup for this recipe but you can swap with regular or honey. Macros will change.
Seasonings: use minced garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes for these potatoes. I give them a good 3-4 shakes of red pepper flakes but you’ll want to adjust this to your level of spice. 3-4 shakes gives a perfect sneak of spice every other bite with the sweetness of the syrup.
How to make these air fryer carrots and potatoes:
Preheat your air fryer.
While the air fryer heats chop potatoes into quarters or smaller if big. You want bite size pieces. Peel and chop your carrots into chunks.
Add the carrots and potatoes to a bowl and mix with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Be sure to evenly coat the carrots and potatoes.
Add the carrots and potatoes to the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes.
Remove the carrots and potatoes from the air fryer and place back in the bowl you used to cover in olive oil. Add maple syrup, pinch of salt and pepper and red pepper flakes to taste. I do about 3-4 good shakes.
Return to the air fryer and cook for another 10 minutes until the carrots and potatoes are fork tender. Top with chopped parsley and enjoy.
What to serve with air fryer carrots and potatoes?
Use as a side dish with chicken, steak, pasta or in salads. These carrots and potatoes give so much flavor to a simple kale salad.
How do you know when they're done?
The carrots and potatoes will be fork tender when they’re done. You can check them as you go and add or remove time as needed.
What is the serving size?
This recipe makes approximately 4 servings of 145 grams each. If you want to be 100% accurate in your serving size I highly suggest you weigh your final dish and divide by 4.
If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other easy air fryer recipes!
(approx. 145 grams each)
“ohsnapmacros Air Fryer Carrots and Potatoes”
|1 lbs. golden potatoes, quartered|
|1 lbs. large carrots, chopped|
|1 Tbsp. olive oil|
|2 garlic cloves, minced|
|2 Tbsp. lite maple syrup|
|Salt and Pepper|
|Red Pepper Flakes|
|Parsley for garnish|