Roasted Carrot Fries

6 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Roasted Carrot Fries are the perfect healthy alternative to fries. They’re crispy, flavorful, and easy to prep with oil, salt, and pepper.

This Carrot Fries recipe is the perfect healthy Side Dish to enjoy the next time you have a French Fry craving. They’re crisp, flavorful, and excellent with your favorite dipping sauces. 

Sabrina’s Roasted Carrot Fries Recipe

Much like Sweet Potato Fries, this recipe makes a nutritious and delicious alternative to traditional potato fries. Carrots are packed with vitamins, and fiber, making this fries recipe completely guilt-free.

Not only are they healthier, but they have an addictive texture and incredible flavor. As you cook the Baked Carrot Fries, they get a slightly more sweet taste that you’ll love. You might even like them better than regular fries!


  • 2 Pounds Fresh Carrots: Medium carrots are a great choice for this recipe because they’re easier to cut into the right shape than small carrots. The fresh vegetables become a little sweeter while roasting and are the perfect combination of tender and crisp.
  • 3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil: Before the roasting time, toss the carrot sticks in vegetable oil. The light oil coating helps the salt and black pepper stick to the carrots, and it lets the vegetables roast to the perfect crispy texture that you want.
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt and ¼ Teaspoon Coarse Ground Black Pepper: This classic seasoning tastes perfect on sweet carrots and will allow the flavors to blend well with anything you serve with the Carrot Fries.
Roasted Carrot Fries ingredients

Kitchen Tools & Equipment

  • Baking Sheet: Use your favorite baking sheet to spread the Carrot Fries out and give them room for the hot air in the oven to brown them all around.
  • Medium Mixing Bowl: A mixing bowl is used to toss the carrots in oil, salt, and pepper. It needs to be large enough to have room for mixing.
  • Spatula: A spatula will help you flip the Roasted Carrot Fries. I used a fish spatula here, but any other spatula will work just fine.

How to Make Roasted Carrot Fries

Time needed: 35 minutes.

  1. Prep Time

    Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. You can also line your baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil if you want to make cleaning up easier. Then peel and slice carrots into sticks.Roasted Carrot Fries, carrot being chopped

  2. Season

    Toss the carrots with vegetable oil, salt, and black pepper. Roasted Carrot Fries being seasoned

  3. Ready to Roast

    Then lay them out in a single layer on your baking sheet.Roasted Carrot Fries, raw on the baking sheet

  4. Cooking Time

    Put the dish in the preheated oven and roast for 20 minutes. Then pause the baking time, flip the carrots, and roast for another 10 minutes.Roasted Carrot Fries, cooked on the baking sheet

  5. Serve

    Remove Crispy Baked Carrot Fries from the oven and serve warm. Sprinkle with fresh herbs if you choose.Close up of Roasted Carrot Fries on a plate with dip

Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Carrot Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.05g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 492mg21%
Potassium 485mg14%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 25260IU505%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  1. Even Slices and Even Cooking
    • Be sure to slice your carrots into nice, evenly-cut fries. If your fries are cut into different sizes, they will cook at different rates. Your narrow carrots will cook quickly while the wide carrots will remain undone.
  2. Don’t Skimp on Salt
    • Salt and pepper are really all you need for delicious carrot fries but if you choose to add other seasonings, that doesn’t mean you should omit the salt. Decreasing the salt by a little is fine, but the salt will bring out the other seasonings you might use, and also will enhance the sweetness of the carrots.

What to Pair With Roasted Carrot Fries

You can serve Roasted Carrot Fries on the side of any meal you’d typically enjoy with french fries. They’re the perfect healthy dish to have with your favorite sandwich, a Turkey Burger or Chicken Nuggets. You can enjoy carrot fries with any dipping sauce. Just like potato fries, they’re perfect for dipping in ketchup, Ranch, Honey Mustard, or BBQ Sauce. They would also taste wonderful served with a classic dip like Hummus or Spinach Dip

How to Store

  • Serve: Don’t leave this Baked Carrot Fries recipe at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
  • Store: If you have leftovers, wait for them to cool down, then transfer the Roasted Carrot Fries to an airtight container. They can stay good in the fridge for 3-5 days. To keep them nice and crisp, reheat the fries in the oven for a few minutes.
  • Freeze: To freeze the carrots, wrap them in tin foil, then seal them in a ziplock bag. They’ll stay good for up to 3 months. Instead of letting the frozen carrots thaw, add them straight to a baking sheet and reheat in the oven.

Ideas to Serve Carrot Fries

You can serve Baked Carrot Fries up as a dinner side, but they also make a fun snack for the afternoon. Kids will love to have these Roasted Carrot Fries ready to go as an after-school snack. They’re easy to toss together any day of the week, and they’re the perfect way to get even the pickiest of eaters chowing down on their vegetables. 

Alternative Cooking Techniques

Air Fryer Carrot Fries

You can also make Roasted Carrot Fries using an air fryer. Follow the easy steps below for an easy air fryer method.

  1. First, slice the carrots as usual and toss them in oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Then Place carrots in your air fryer basket, and seal.
  3. Cook at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, but stop halfway through the cooking time to toss the carrots.

Frequent Questions

What can you use instead of carrots?

If you don’t have carrots, you can use parsnips instead. You could even do half carrots and half parsnips to add a little more variety to the Baked Vegetable Fries.

Can I roast Carrot Fries with no oil?

Using oil not only helps the seasoning stick, it also helps brown your carrots. The oil heats up and cooks the carrots faster than they would cook heating up in the oven with no oil.

Recipe Card

Roasted Carrot Fries

Roasted Carrot Fries are the perfect healthy alternative to fries. They’re crispy, flavorful, and easy to prep with oil, salt, and pepper.
Yield 6 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 2 pounds carrots , peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch thick ‘fries’
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Toss the carrots, oil, salt, and pepper and place in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Roast for 20 minutes.
  • Flip carrots, roast 10 more minutes until crispy.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 492mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 25260IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  • Oil: If you don’t have vegetable oil, you can substitute it with avocado oil, olive oil, or sunflower oil.
  • Seasonings: You can add lots of extra flavor by tossing together a delicious spice mix to go over the Roasted Carrot Fries. Whisking together a teaspoon of garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder would taste great tossed over the carrots. Once they’re done roasting, you can also garnish the recipe with fresh parsley, rosemary, or fresh thyme leaves.
  • Spicy Fries: You can also add some crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper if you want to add a kick of heat. Try drizzling them with your favorite hot sauce after they come out of the oven.
  • Parmesan Fries: Along with adding your favorite spice blend to the carrots, you could also add a parmesan coating. Toss carrots with parmesan after adding the oil, then bake. Then sprinkle fresh parmesan over the top right before you serve the Roasted Carrot Fries.

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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