December 30, 2020
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Running out of side dishes to pair with your family’s favorite meals? Look no further than these baked carrot fries!
Yummy, healthy, and so easy to make, these are a great side dish option that pairs well with almost any recipe, from burgers to baked chicken tenders!
If you are getting tired of making the same old steamed broccoli, asparagus, or side salads for dinner, you’ve got to try these Baked Carrot French Fries because they are always winners with the kids.
I mean, who doesn’t love french fries, right?
The thing is, that frozen fries aren’t always the healthiest option, especially with the added ingredients, and most people don’t slice potatoes into fries.
So if you don’t want to rely on frozen fries or want to eliminate some of those added ingredients, this recipe is just the thing to serve for dinner tonight.
The carrot fries can easily be prepped ahead of time and kept in the fridge for a few days until you are ready to bake and serve them.
Serve with: Healthy Turkey Burgers
How to Make Carrot Fries
It doesn’t take much to turn this veggie into delicious, crispy baked fries.
You can season these with your favorite spices and herbs for regular and sweet potato fries- they’ll be delicious no matter what!
- Preheat Oven – Preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Peel and Slice – Peel the carrots and slice them into thick strips. Place the carrot strips onto the baking sheet and drizzle with the oil, sprinkle with the salt. Toss to combine.
- Bake until Crispy – Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender and crispy on the outside.
Super easy, right? If you want to bake your carrot fries along with me, check out this quick recipe video and we can do it together.
Other options are sweet potatoes or zucchini, but I love using carrots for this recipe since they are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, not to mention how great they taste!
You can also roast carrots and radishes together for another epic side dish idea.
Easy and convenient recipes like this one that adds nutrition are exactly what you’ll find inside our MOMables Meal Plans. I love serving these carrot fries for dinner along with honey chicken drumsticks. And then the next day, these carrot fries pack perfectly in a lunchbox!
Packing Carrot Fries for Lunch
Unlike regular french fries, which aren’t so great cold, baked carrot fries taste even better and make a delicious side to pack in the lunchbox.
Their caramelized, nutty flavor comes out, and they keep a tender texture vs. dried and limp french fries.
Of course, fries of any sort need a dipping sauce, and for carrot french fries Homemade Ranch is the way to go. Something about that creamy flavor makes everything just right!
Carrot Fries Recipe
- 1 pound fresh carrots
- 2 teaspoons oil coconut, olive oil, your choice
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Peel the carrots and slice them into thick strips.
- Place the carrot strips onto the baking sheet and drizzle with the oil, sprinkle with the salt. Toss to combine.
- Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake at 425F for 20 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender and crispy on the outside.
These didn’t work well for me. At 15 minutes, they were still quite firm. When they did soften up, a lot of them were blackened. I cut them like the video, perhaps even a little thinner…
Can you recall the temperature they were baked at?
These were surprisingly good!!
Great recipe! I would suggest adding a little bit of garlic powder if you want an extra kick!
Like the carrots
What a smart idea!!! Love this. Reminds me of sweet potato fries which I ADORE.
Oh my goodness. These are great. They taste even better cold. If I had to rate the warm ones, it would be five out of 10 stars. If I had to rate the cold ones, it’ll be 10 out of 10 stars. I used coconut oil and it was fantastic. I am yet to try the olive oil. Thanks!
I made these tonight. The family loved them, but thought they were sweet potato fries. I kept my secret until they had eaten them all up. They were so shocked that they were carrots! Even my 8 year old, who claims to NOT like cooked carrots, gobbled them up, and then was disappointed that she was “tricked.” Thanks for a great side dish recipe!
I made these last night with dinner, they were delicious! My two year old son loved them as well and I’ve had trouble getting him to eat carrot! Thanks for the recipe :)
These sound really good! I’m gonna try them on the kiddos! I’m looking for a good zucchini chips recipe too if you have one. =D
Tina, zucchini chips are in my to-make list :)