Easy Baked Carrot Fries
How to Make Carrot Fries in the Oven
These crisp, vibrant, baked carrot fries are a great option to veggie-pack your burger night! As simple as cutting carrot sticks and then baking them into fun fries. I’ll show you how to make carrot fries at home for a simple French fry alternative.
Whether you’re looking to nix or limit the potatoes and sweet potatoes, or just wanting some flavor and nutrient variety, these baked carrot fries are sure to satisfy. Don’t get me wrong—I love classic French fries and sweet potato fries, whether they’re fried or baked. And, potatoes and sweet potatoes are both perfectly nutritious whole foods that I enjoy eating.
But, sometimes I want to diversify my veggies and eat fewer starches, or I just want to change things up flavor-wise, and this recipe are a great option. I already know I love carrots, so why not enjoy them in a new way? This is also a fun idea to try with picky eaters!
Baked carrot fries are super simple to make, they turn out totally tasty, and they’re just as dippable as your average fry. Better yet, they take even less time to cook. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal or homemade burgers night!
4-5 large carrots, cut into sticks/wedges
drizzle of oil
paprika, to taste
onion powder, to taste
salt, to taste
How to Make Carrot Fries
If you’ve ever made regular baked fries or sweet potato fries, you already know how to make carrot fries at home, too. First, cut your large adult carrots into sticks or wedges, whatever your desired fry shape may be. Personally, I cut my adult carrots into fry-length sections, then cut each section in half lengthwise, and then cut into wedge shapes.
Next, and perhaps the most important step, pat your carrot sticks dry with paper towels. The drier that you can get them, the crispier they’ll get in the oven! Once dry, add to a large bowl and toss with oil and your favorite seasonings. I kept it simple with paprika, onion powder, and salt, but you can use anything you like!
Once well-coated, transfer to a lined baking sheet. For best results, I recommend placing a wire baking rack on top of that lined baking sheet and spraying it down with cooking spray. Then, arrange your carrots on top of the wire baking rack. This way, the baking rack allows the heat in the oven to circulate all the way around the carrots for maximum crispiness!
Finally, pop the tray into an oven preheated to 450°F (220°C) for 15-20 minutes, or as long as 25 minutes if you like them crispier. If you aren’t using a baking rack, it’s best to flip/toss them halfway through. Once they’re crisped to your liking, serve your baked carrot fries with a DIY sriracha mayo or your favorite dip and enjoy!