Roasted carrot fries are a delicious alternative to potato fries! A little bit sweet, savory, and perfectly browned, these roasted carrots are the perfect side dish to serve with your favorite burgers, chicken, or pork.
One of our favorite ways to eat carrots is roasted carrot fries. Carrots are a great choice for fries – they’re full of flavor, a good source of fiber, and they get really delicious when the edges are a little browned and crispy.
Roasting vegetables is one of my favorite ways to prepare them. Roasting brings out the sweetness of carrots, and the fry shape is perfect for making these fun for kiddos to eat.
If you have a nightshade allergy or sensitivity, you know that potatoes are off-limits. So that means no French fries! Boo.
But since carrots aren’t a nightshade vegetable, you can still enjoy carrot fries!
Are carrot fries healthy?
Carrot fries are lower in carbohydrates than regular potato fries. They also contain a good does of vitamin A and fiber. Since these fries are roasted, not deep fried, they are also a healthier choice.
What can you use instead of carrots?
If you don’t have carrots, you could try this recipe with parsnips instead. There are lots of options for roasted veggies out there – you could also try my recipe for baked sweet potato fries or breaded eggplant fries.
It’s very easy to make these delicious fries. The hardest part is peeling and slicing the carrots. I love the vegetable peeler I have – I feel like it protects my fingers more than a regular peeler does.
When you slice the carrots, go slowly! You want to slice them into French fry like sticks – be careful not to cut yourself. Read this article to find out how to slice carrots safely.
If some of the fries get done earlier than others, just remove those from the oven and allow the rest of them to continue to cook.
How to make roasted carrot fries:
- Peel the carrots, and trim the ends.
- Slice them into sticks.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Roast at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Can I make these ahead of time?
These are best served hot out of the oven – the leftovers tend to get a bit soggy! But you could peel and slice the carrots the day before and store them in a ziploc bag in the refrigerator overnight. Then you just have to season them and roast them the next day.
What to serve with these fries:
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Roasted Carrot Fries.
These roasted carrot fries are a delicious side dish that everyone loves! Slightly sweet, savory, and perfectly golden brown, these are finger licking good!
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet or two small cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Peel and slice the carrots into sticks about a half inch wide. This vegetable peeler does a great job.
Place the carrot fries on the cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Use your hands to toss the carrots to coat them with oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes, tossing once in the middle of the cooking time. We like ours a little bit browned.
Let cool for a few minutes, then enjoy!
If some of the fries are getting too brown, remove them and allow the others to continue roasting.
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for a 3 days, but these are best eaten immediately.
This post was originally published in October 2018. It has been updated.