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Air Fryer Ranch Carrots

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Air Fryer Ranch Carrots will become your new go-to side dish! This recipe requires three of the easiest ingredients ever, goes with practically anything, and they’re zero WW points!

Air Fryer Carrots on parchment paper

If you’ve followed me on Instagram in the past year then you’ve probably already made these! I’ve shared this quick and easy recipe for Air Fryer Ranch Carrots multiple times over there! These Air Fryer Ranch Carrots are totally family friendly and go with just about anything. Sometimes its the only thing I can get Pepper to eat on her plate, but if you ask me.. that’s kind of a mama win since it’s a vegetable.

air fryer ranch carrots on parchment paper

What to make with Air Fryer Ranch Carrots?

How to make Air Fryer Ranch Carrots!

Ingredients: avocado oil spray, bag of baby carrots, and ranch seasoning dressing packet

Start off with a bag of carrots (1 lb), cooking spray, and ranch seasoning packet.

A few things, apparently I have a lot to say for such a simple recipe:

  • Carrots: I love these sweet petites and I’ve been buying this exact package for 5 + years, but I know not all grocery stores have them. Any bag of baby carrots will do, but the thicker carrots may need to be cut in half or cooked for a bit longer. Bags of carrots normally contain water to preserve the carrots a bit. Be sure to drain water and blot the carrots with a paper towel so that they cook properly.
  • Cooking spray: I prefer Avocado Oil Spray especially in the Air Fryer because it cooks much better at high heat and it doesn’t leave that stick on residue that takes forever and a day to scrub off.
  • Ranch Seasoning Packet: I almost always use the “buttermilk recipe” seasoning packet. There are small differences between this and the regular seasoning packet, but they taste mostly the same. The big difference is portion. In the buttermilk seasoning packet there’s just under a tablespoon of mix so I use the whole packet in this recipe, but the regular ranch seasoning packet has closer to 2-2.5 tbsp in it. Big difference! Use about a tablespoon of Ranch seasoning mix. I also recommend using Hidden Valley. Off brands are just terrible, I’m sorry.
  • Air Fryer: I use the GoWISE USA 7-Quart Electric Air Fryer. It’s been good to me and I love it!
carrots in the air fryer with ranch seasoning mix on top

These Air Fryer Ranch Carrots are almost completely hands off. Hands off side dishes are something I really appreciate in this stage of life.

Preheat your Air Fryer at 400 for about 4-5 minutes. Toss the carrots into the Air Fryer followed by one tablespoon of ranch dressing seasoning mix then spray fairly well with Avocado Oil Spray. Shake it up real well to coat the carrots with the seasoning. Cook at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes shaking the tray once halfway through until carrots have some crispy brown bits on’m. Mmmm! So good, folks.

cooked carrots in the air fryer

We’re all done, y’all. Seriously, so easy! You could make these ranch carrots in your sleep (don’t do it in your sleep).

air fryer ranch carrots

For awhile last year this was the only cooked vegetable Pepper would eat. She’s graduated slowly to green beans and roasted broccoli, but these were on repeat in our house daily (still are because I’m obsessed). I’d seriously buy 6 bags of baby carrots every grocery trip. I’m surprised our noses didn’t turn orange, but hopefully she’ll have good eyesight,eh?

close up of air fryer ranch carrots

And the shrively ones that look kind of weird and gross? They’re the best ones. We fight over those ones!

No Air Fryer? No problem. You can make these in the oven at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes or until desired texture. Just toss baby carrots with ranch seasoning on a sheet pan and spray with avocado oil spray until coated.

I hope you love these as much as we do!

If you give this recipe a try don’t forget to comment and leave a rating below!

From my kitchen to yours, Star

Air Fryer Ranch Carrots

A quick and easy side dish seasoned with ranch dressing mix
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cooked carrots in the air fryer
Prep Time:1 min
Cook Time:12 mins


  • 1 lb baby carrots I use the bolthouse farms sweet petites
  • 1 tbsp ranch seasoning mix I use hidden valley
  • Avocado Oil cooking spray see notes*


  • *If the carrots you buy are really thick either cut in half or cook for longer until browned
  • Preheat Air Fryer for about 5 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Dry off carrots with a paper towel then place in Air Fryer with, ranch seasoning, and then spray avocado oil to coat. Give them a good few shakes so the seasoning distributes well.
  • Cook carrots for 10-12 minutes shaking the basket well about half way through.


WW Points: 1
(points figured for one whole batch, but can be divided into servings)

50 calories, .5g fat, 0g saturated fat, 2.7g fiber, 5g sugar (0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohol), 1g carb, 1g protein (serving size for nutritional figured for about heaping 1/2 cup- 4 servings total batch)

*I use Avocado Oil Cooking spray for the most part these days, but definitely use it anytime I want to use a spray oil in my Air Fryer because it does much better at high temps! It also does not leave that hard to scrub residue on the Air Fryer which I appreciate because scrubbing dishes is the worst ever. That being said, you can use what you have. Coconut oil spray also does well in high temp! 
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish
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  1. Oh my word, these carrots were absolutely delicious! I’ve been following Star and her recipes for years and I finally got around to making this one (just got an air fryer). My air fryer needed an additional 3 or so extra minutes, but my carrots were a little bigger, so no problem. I put them in a bowl to cool and eat tomorrow, and I kept plucking them out and eating them. 10/10 for this recipe. Thanks, Star!

  2. 5 stars
    We love these at our house! Most of the time I use the bag with carrots, cauliflower and broccoli and they are always gone. Such a good side for those meals we typically eat with French fries.

  3. 5 stars
    Never been a fan of carrots, but these are legit GOOD!!! So quick and easy also!!!

  4. #top2021 My favorite side dish! I make these at least once a week, sometimes more! Perfect for me since I’m only cooking for one!

  5. 5 stars
    My 4 year olds diet consists of noodles, carrots, and ranch. It is really hard to pack ranch in a lunchbox for school without it coming home completely destroyed and ranch EVERYWHERE – so these were the perfect solution. My 4 year old LOVES them, and the rest of us do as well. These are a regular part of our meal prep routine! #top2021

  6. These are sooooo good! Even my picky husband ate them. I use about half the ranch packet and LOTS of black pepper. Delish! #top2021

  7. I was surprised at how delicious these were! I’ve since referenced your site and this recipe to a bunch of people…especially now since you can earn points for eating veggies on WW. Score! Thanks for another delicious recipe! #top2021

  8. 5 stars
    Couldn’t be any easier! Thanks Star for always posting the tastiest recipes! I steamed our carrots first (father in law is older and needs his food to be softer) then patted them dry, then tossed in a baggie with the ranch seasoning and avocado oil, then dumped in air fryer. I have the go wise air fryer and cooked the steam carrots on air fry 400 degrees and 6 minutes. They were tender enough to easily break apart with a fork, but cooked long enough to brown. I think everyone literally pile drived these carrots into their mouths I made as a side to go with your other recipe – Moms Chicken and Rixe. Super easy and super tasty! Will definitely make again. Thanks so much!

  9. 5 stars
    This is the only way I will make carrots from now on. I’ve found that using whole carrots peeled and cut work out perfectly. Highly recommend, especially for non-carrot eaters, just give them a try!

  10. 5 stars
    I was shocked at how good these are!! I’ve never been a huge fan of cooked carrots and it seems most recipes out there are a sweet version. These are salty and oh so good! We definitely have these on repeat:)

  11. 5 stars
    Tried today and loved! So easy! I added about two tablespoons of ranch for a bit more flavor
    Great as a side or snack !

  12. Hi, worlds dumbest question here. But is there a reason you add the ranch and then the oil and not the other way around? I usually toss in oil then season! So I don’t want to do something wrong!

    1. No reason and not a dumb question, I think thats just the way I do it. I feel like either way should really work just fine. =)

    1. They’re soft with a bit of crispy “ends” on the carrots. if that makes sense. Definitely not a crispy french fry texture if that’s what you’re thinking.

  13. These sound perfect for an Easter Side dish. Have you tried doubling the recipe? Is the cooking time the same? Thank you.

  14. 5 stars
    Just a suggestion if you have a smaller air frier: You may want to spilt the bag of carrots in half. I threw them all in the first time and didn’t really like them…they didn’t brown up like Star’s picture and were pretty hard still. But I decided to try again and half the recipe and I now understand all the rage. So. Freakin. Good!

    1. That is SUCH a good suggestion, Shannon! I’ll be sure to include this in the recipe so that people who have a smaller one will understand. I’m happy the worked out!!

  15. 5 stars
    Made these as a side for dinner tonight and I’m still drooling! So simple yet so delicious!! Will definitely be making these for myself to munch on and they will definitely be on repeat as a side for dinner! (I did end up cooking them on 350 for 15 minutes, but I think this was just my air fryer situation.)

  16. 5 stars
    These are my new favorite side dish. I’m also looking for new recipes to try as I love to cook and be creative. The hubbs definitely approved also. Thanks for sharing all your recipes. I look forward to your Instagram stories everyday
    @dawny0607 is my Instagram handle

  17. 5 stars
    Love these!!! Im not a cooked carrot person, but OMG these are so good! Such a great snack! @smlanore

  18. Oh my Goodness! Two of my kids favorite things these will be a side dish staple! Thank you!

  19. I recently discovered your posts on Instagram and so far I’ve made the white chicken chili and these carrots. I was super impressed by both! I’m not a huge carrot person (usually I dip them in hummus to disguise the flavor), but I’m always looking for healthy snacks. These turned out so good that I ate almost the entire batch in a day. I have since made them as a Valentine’s dinner appetizer for my boyfriend and today I’ll be making them for my kids. But first, I’m trying out the sausage pancake muffins for breakfast. Thanks for the great recipes! I think you can officially count me as a fan.

  20. Tried these with baby carrots, couldn’t stomach them . There was a really bad after taste.
    Switched out from baby carrots to peeled fresh carrots cut into sticks and game changer. Amazing!!!! Will make again and again.
    Baby carrots after researching are not plain carrots they have a preservative in them . That is why they are normally wet .
    No more baby carrots, sticking to fresh veggies garden grown. No plastic salad mixes . It really does matter.

    1. I’m actually quite positive that this is false information. I googled and googled and googled trying to find what you may be referring to and couldn’t find anything. Baby carrots are completely safe to eat and they’re wet because there is water added to the bag to preserve the freshness. When you cut carrots that are whole down you also store them with water to preserve them in the best way possible in the fridge. If you have a link to this information about them containing preservatives then I would absolutely love to see it because I just couldn’t find it and don’t love misinformation about food or food shaming. Baby carrots are fine.

      Baby carrots are a different breed of carrot that are a little sweeter and shorter, but otherwise the same. You may just not like a sweeter carrot, and that’s fine.

    2. Ummm… Baby carrots are totally safe to eat. I do not like the taste of them and prefer bigger carrots peeled and cut into sticks so I am glad the recipe worked that way as well! Going to make tonight for a side!

  21. 4 stars
    This will be my new side dish. I am not a fan of raw carrots but like roasted ones but they take so long to cook in the oven. These however in the air fryer are so easy and flavorful. Star does it again!

  22. 5 stars
    Awesome! My family of 4 enjoyed these tremendously tonight. Will definitely be included in our weekly menu! Thank you!

  23. I cannot get enough of these! Try not to eat entire pkg at one time but that is tough !

  24. Planning on making because they sound delish! How do you store them and how are they cold?

  25. Made these in the toaster oven tonight, so good! Worked perfect to use the avocado oil spray and Penzey’s buttermilk ranch seasoning. Wishing now I had made 2 bags worth…

    1. Oh!!! I didn’t realize Penzey’s made a buttermilk ranch seasoning. Thank you for the tip! I’ll have to order that. They’re so addictive! I literally eat them as a snack most days and always have 2-3 bags of carrots in the fridge so I can make them in a moments notice!

  26. 5 stars
    Delicious ! The only part of the recipe I changed was I also added a little Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning as I tend to like spicy.

    1. That sounds like a delicious addition! I haven’t seen that seasoning I’ll have be on the look out =)

  27. I have the stupidest question: do they taste like cooked carrots? Because I cannot stand the taste of cooked carrots. I know, I’m ridiculous.

    1. I’m going to have to say yes because they are carrots… but if you’re wondering if they taste like the mushy cooked carrots that you used to get as a side dish in the cafeteria then no.

  28. I have the stupidest question: do they taste like cooked carrots? Because I cannot stand the taste of cooked carrots. I know, I’m ridiculous.

    1. 5 stars
      What a great kid friendly recipe! My kids love this recipe, especially when paired with the pickled chicken & ranch dressing. My oldest will eat them cold & take them for lunch th next day. We buy extra carrots now.

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