Carrot Fries

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Carrot fries are deliciously seasoned roasted fries. These potato fry substitutes are easy to make and even easier to enjoy!

Do you like to make french fries at your house? My son goes crazy for any roasted potato, but now that I’ve made carrot fries we might have a new favorite!

Carrot fries are a great alternative to potato fries. The seasoning blend makes them even more delicious.

Similar to honey roasted carrots, they are cut into sticks and roasted at a higher temperature to get a crispier exterior. You might be surprised how quickly you’ll be able to eat an entire batch!

carrot fries on blue plate

Why you’ll love this recipe

If you’re looking for a new way to prepare carrots, look no further!

Quick and easy – Simply cut carrots into sticks, toss with oil and spices, and roast! No frying or double cooking needed.

Customizable – Change the spices according to your tastes. Try them with taco seasoning, herbs and parmesan cheese, or go simple with salt and pepper.

Family-friendly side – You might consider these “healthy fries” but I just consider them a great dish everyone enjoys. Kids love the natural sweetness of carrots and the seasonings add just enough heat to complement it.

plate of carrot fries with ketchup

Ingredients for oven baked carrot fries

Turn your oven to 425°F and gather the ingredients.

Carrots

You’ll need a pound of carrots for this recipe, but you can easily double for a larger batch. 

Any variety or color of carrot is fine for this recipe. However, I don’t recommend using baby carrots due to their size. You can roast them with the spices, but they won’t quite be fries!

Olive oil

The carrots need a little oil to help them roast, as well as allow the seasonings to stick. If you don’t have olive oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, or even avocado oil will work.

Garlic powder

I love using fresh garlic powder I buy from my local spice shop. There is definitely a difference between the powder they sell versus the standard grocery store brand! I encourage you to visit a spice store if you can, but if you can’t, grab your favorite garlic powder.

You can also swap in garlic powder with parsley, or onion powder.

Paprika

Paprika comes in many varieties. I like to use smoked paprika because it adds a lovely smoked flavor that reminds me of barbecue chip seasoning! 

Sweet or hot paprika will also work. If using hot paprika, adjust the amount to your tastes.

Salt and pepper

I use fine sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Fresh cracked pepper has more flavor and will be in larger pieces, so take that into account when measuring, and adjust as needed.

carrot fries dipping into ketchup

How to make this carrot fries recipe

If desired, peel your carrots. I often just scrub them well!

Trim the ends and slice carrots into sticks 4 to 5 inches long. Add the carrots to a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.

Use a small bowl to combine the seasonings. We mix them together before adding to the carrots to season evenly.

Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the carrots and use tongs to toss everything together until well coated.

Spread the carrots onto a baking sheet. You can use a spatula to scrape any oil and seasonings out of the boil and drizzle over the carrots.

I just put the carrots directly onto the sheet pan, but you can lay down a layer of foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup if you prefer.

Bake the carrots for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

You can cook them longer if you like, but note they will not get as crispy as traditional fries.

What to serve with carrot fries

These are so good on their own, but they’re great with a dipping sauce like ketchup or aioli. You could also squeeze some lime juice on after cooking for an acidic kick that plays off the seasonings and carrot sweetness.

I like these as a side dish any time we might normally turn to potatoes, like with turkey nuggets, bison burgers, or just as a snack on their own.

They’re best straight out of the oven, so give these roasted carrot fries a try tonight!

carrot fries dipping into ketchup

Carrot Fries

Carrot fries are deliciously seasoned roasted fries. These potato fry substitutes are easy to make and even easier to enjoy!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 81 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Peel and trim carrots, then cut into 4- or 5-inch sticks. Place in a large bowl and toss with olive oil.
  • Combine spices in a small bowl and sprinkle over carrots. Toss until well coated, then spread onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, turning carrots halfway through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 81 kcalCarbohydrates: 12 gProtein: 1 gFat: 4 gSaturated Fat: 1 gSodium: 660 mgPotassium: 382 mgFiber: 3 gSugar: 5 gIron: 1 mg
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