These easy Air Fryer Ranch Carrots will be your new favorite side dish! They’re totally family friendly and go with just about anything, and are even great as a snack on their own.
All you need is a bag of baby carrots, (no peeling carrots for this Easy Ranch Roasted Carrots) some ranch dressing mix, and a little oil. Pop them in the air fryer for about 10 minutes, and you’re good to go. Perfect for back-to-school night dinners.
Perfectly roasted carrots are a dish that both kids and adults will love! And they couldn’t be easier on the cook, just 3 ingredients and about 15 minutes total to make. And they’re vegetarian and gluten-free.
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Um, the answer to this is an overwhelming yes!!
Carrots and ranch are da bomb together!
And, with this Glazed Ranch Carrots side dish recipe, they are cooked together so you get the ranch yumminess in every bite. No double dipping required!
Well, I certainly would say that a bowl of raw kale would have fewer calories and sodium, but all in all, yes, this is a nutritious way to get some delicious veggies on the table in a way that your family will absolutely love.
What can you dip carrots in other than ranch?
This recipe is great because it allows you to explore other dipping sauces for your carrots and ranch.
I do like to serve these with a side of ranch for a double ranch delight. You can even make a homemade Buttermilk Ranch to serve with.
Can I make these in the oven?
Yes, these Ranch Baby Carrots can also be roasted right in the oven.
Preheat oven to 400° F. Toss carrots, oil, and ranch mix in a bowl until combined.
Lay the prepared carrots in a single layer on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until tender and starting to brown.
Pro tips for great carrots
There isn’t really anything complicated about this recipe, so be sure to scroll down to the printable recipe card for full ingredient amounts. But I wanted to give you some tips.
Bags of baby carrots usually contain some water. Drain off that water, and give them a good rinse. Sometimes I find the water gets a little slimy, and the rinse will help freshen them. Then, blot the carrots dry with a paper towel.
Also, be sure that the carrots that are firm rather than limp, soft, or rubbery. If you find a bag of carrots that are soft, they are probably old and possibly bitter so you won’t get the best side dish you can.
You could use the carrot chips in bags that I see at the grocery store for a fun kid-friendly snack!
Preheat the air fryer.
Toss your cleaned carrots with a little oil and the ranch seasoning mix. Feel free to use your favorite oil here, olive oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, etc…
If you want to make your own ranch seasoning mix, just use the dry herbs and spices from this recipe.
If you aren’t going to go with a homemade ranch seasoning mix, please grab the Hidden Valley Ranch brand. They are just better in my opinion. And, lately I prefer the “Dips Mix” packet. They also have a “Fiesta” flavor that’s great here.
Toss the seasoned carrots in the preheated air fryer for about 10 minutes until starting to brown, and nicely cooked through. Enjoy hot or at room temperature.
If you have any leftovers, just pop them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Reheat them in the microwave or in the air fryer at 350° F for 4-5 minutes.
What to make with Air Fryer Carrots?
- Air Fryer Salmon
- Crescent Chicken Squares
- Meatloaf without eggs
- Roasted Chicken
- Smokehouse slow cooker beef
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Air Fryer Ranch Carrots
- 1 pound baby carrots
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix
- Preheat Air Fryer 400° F for 5 minutes.
- Rinse the carrots under cool tap water, and drain well. Pat the carrots dry with a paper towel.
- Toss carrots, oil, and ranch mix in a bowl until combined.
- Pour seasoned carrots into the basket of the air fryer and cook at 400° F for 10 – 12 minutes, shaking the basket half way through.
- Enjoy hot or at room temperature.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.