Carrots are one of my favorite vegetables. Whether they’re roasted carrots caramelized to perfection, soft and full of flavor after being cooked in a slow simmering soup or raw with a perfect crunch, they’re a vegetable that’s always delicious.
When I first started gardening carrots were one of the first vegetables I grew. I was amazed by the microscopic seeds and how quickly I could see the growth. Even though that first year I planted multiple seeds in one seedling pot because I wasn’t sure I could even grow anything let alone something like a carrot. They all grew twisted around one another in tight bunches, but they were still the most amazing carrots I had ever tasted.
We loved eating them raw that year, but my favorite way to eat them – by far – is to roast them.
With just a few simple ingredients, I can make a meal of perfectly roasted carrots. One of those meals are these Roasted Carrot Fries. (Check out the video above for a step-by-step!)
Roasted Carrot Fries are a great and simple way to eat carrots. It allows you to make them finger food and they work perfectly as an appetizer, side dish or even a snack. We have also eaten them alone for lunch before.
Simple is best
One of my favorite things about these Roasted Carrot Fries is that they are simple and filling. Unlike some other vegetables, which always seem to leave me wanting, roasted carrots are a sure way to fill me up. The caramelization even provides a slight sweetness that even satisfies some of my sweet cravings.
There are just a few ingredients in this recipe so it really allows the carrots to shine. When it comes to food, especially vegetables, I really think simple is best. I generally try not to overload them but to instead enhance the natural flavor.
These can be perfect for a party or just a lazy Sunday at home with family. And because carrots are widely available even out of season, this is one recipe you can really make year-round.
All fries need dip
While these Roasted Carrot Fries are standout all on their own. They get even better with the easy, slightly spicy Sriracha Mayo Dip I created for them. I love how the hint of the spice plays off the sweetness of the carrots. I simply combined 1 cup of mayonnaise with 1/2 Tbsp of Sriracha. If you like things really spicy, you can add more Sriracha.
If you prefer to have no spice this would also work really well with a creamy garlic dip. You can find my recipe for that here.
Tips and tricks
- To get this recipe right you want to make sure you’re cutting your carrots correctly. You really want them to be about ½ inch thick all around. If they are thicker than this, you will need to increase the cooking time.
- Parchment paper is important for this recipe. You don’t want the carrots to start sticking to the cookie sheet and be difficult to remove when it comes time to eat them.
- Use 2 Tbsp. of olive oil per pound of carrots. If you decide to increase this recipe or decrease the amount of carrots you’re using, you will want to ensure you’re using the right amount of olive oil. Otherwise, your carrots will get soggy or won’t caramelize correctly.
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Roasted Carrot Fries
- 2 lbs. of carrots, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
- 2-3 tsp. salt, divided
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 Tbsp. Sriracha
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Wash and peel your carrots then cut them into 1/2-inch slices. Make sure they are not larger or you will need to increase the cooking time.
- Coat your carrots with the olive oil. Rub each carrot with your hands to ensure each is covered with some of the oil but not too much. If the carrots have too much oil with them then they will be soggy. If they have too little then they won't caramelize correctly.
- Add them to a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Make sure they not on top of each other or overlapping.
- Sprinkle half the salt directly onto them and all the pepper. Then add your cheese.
- Add them to the oven for 20-25 minutes.
- While the carrots cook, combine your mayo and Sriracha. Mix well. Keep cold until it's time to serve the carrots.
- When the carrots are done, remove them from the oven, sprinkle the remaining salt on top. Garnish with parsley and serve.
melissa Chapman says
Who would not love carrots cooked this way. I eat carrots everyday raw but I need to try to cook them into fries for an extra special treat with dip.
GiGi Eats says
These not only look gorgeous but they look perfect and delicious as well!
Amber Myers says
Oh yum, I’m excited to try these. They look fabulous! I’ve always enjoyed carrots.
Tara Pittman says
This is a recipe that I need to try. It would help my kids eat their veggies
OMG! These look so yummy, I can’t wait to make this recipe the next time I have friends over. I know they will love it.
i want to be able to make these so badly!! i’ll have to try your recipe!!!
These carrot fries look incredible! I love carrots roasted and think these look fantastic.
I love, love, love roasted carrots! This is a great recipe for the upcoming Easter holiday!
I love roasted veggies! We made carrots last week and they were such a hit!
Lisa Favre says
Okay, okay – these look absolutely fantastic! I’ve never had carrot fries before but it’s time that changed. Gotta try this out!
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
These roasted carrots look so perfectly glazed. I would love to try this recipe. This looks like the perfect side dish next to a piece of salmon.
These look so good. Carrots are one of my favorite veggies. I definitely am going to have to make this soon. I can’t wait to try them.
Thrive in Family Life says
Will be trying this later this week! They look AMAZEBALLS! I love simple recipes that don’t take too many ingredients. less prep during little mans cranky hour is always better. I might try cutting some beets into same size and see if they pair well.
These carrot fries look so amazing! I would love to try these!!
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Stefani Tolson says
I like your twist on carrots. I normally don’t serve them but you have me wanting to make them.
Lisa Martin says
THese look amazing! I think I can even get my kids to eat them. Thank you for sharing!
This is such a great side dish!! Everyone at my house will surely love these!
Lisa Joy Thompson says
I just got a bunch of organic carrots and I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with them. I may have to try my hand at roasted carrot fries. I bet our family would love them.
I think a couple of my kids would love these, especially with the dip. I will try them!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
I love the looks of these! I love carrots. My husband? Not so much. I bet he would be interested in this tasty way to serve them!
These are so simple but really tasty and love the dip of mayo and sriracha.
Wow! These look amazingly yummy! I can’t wait to try them!
Oh these look amazing. I need to pin this to try later!!
These carrot fries look so good. I am going to have to make some of these for my family.It sounds delicious.
This makes me ridiculously happy! I love carrots but because I wear dentures I can’t eat them like I’d like to, but this is perfect! Pinning.
Kelly| Citytoast2southerntea says
These actually look really good. I never thought to turn carrots into fries.
These look awesome! What a great way to prepare carrots. I bet my kids would enjoy these as well.
Those look yummy. I love roasted carrots and kids love fries. So a win win for everyone.
Ruth I says
I’ve never seen carrot as appetizing as this! I need to taste this delicious dish!
Jackline A says
This is a fantastic hidden veggie recipe idea. Thank you for sharing.
Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers DFW Parenting/LIfestyle says
Yum. These carrot fries sound amazing. I’m always looking for healthier ways to serve french fries and add veggies to our meals.
Patricia Chamberlain says
I love carrots. These look so yummy and easy to make.
Stella Harper says
This sounds great! I bet it will taste fantastic on my favorite roast chicken.
Eileen M Loya says
Love this recipe. Carrots and potatoes are the only vegetables my grandson eats, so this is a great way for him to eat more veggies. I will also try your recipe using sweet potatoes!