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Healthy Baked Carrot Fries

November 12, 2013

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5 from 13 votes

There is no need to sacrifice flavor for healthiness with these vitamin-packed, Healthy Baked Carrot Fries! These carrot fries are loaded with all the health benefits of carrots and all of the tastiness of fries – that’s a win-win in my book! Forย a new twist also try myย Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Friesย recipe. You can even mix it up with a batch of half carrots and half sweet potatoes ๐Ÿ™‚


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After enjoying a delicious first round of the cowboy slider burgers I sat back and tried to figure out how to make the leftovers even more delicious.ย  I thought about it long and hard and couldnโ€™t get it out of my head that the burgers would be perfect with french fries.

I realized that the only thing better than french fries, are sweet potato fries. But whatโ€™s better than sweet potato fries? Baked carrot fries!ย They are seriously amazing (and healthy!) Always a tasty win-win combo in my kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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With these delicious baked carrot fries there is no need to sacrifice flavor for healthiness.ย  I even used our local Easy Pickinโ€™s Orchard ย dig-your-own carrots!ย  They taste just like sweet potato fries, but are healthy for a couple of fantastic reasons:

  • ย They are baked and not fried!ย  But they taste fried! Guilt-free, and fried-free, fries that ย taste like delicious sweet potato fries!ย  Hurray!

 

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  • They are made with carrots instead of potatoes, drastically cutting the calories, while remaining full of fiber and vitaminsโ€ฆcan anyone say super night vision!ย  Got to love those orange veggies full of beta-carotene!

 

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These baked carrot fries go perfect with homemade ketchup or any delicious dipping sauce of your choice!ย  This photo is just screaming for some blooming onion sauce right now!

 

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Dig in to these dig-your-own baked carrot fries for a fried-tasting indulgence thatโ€™s guilt free!

 

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Healthy Baked Carrot Fries

5 from 13 votes
Baked carrot fries - With these guilt-free, vitamin-packed fries there is no need to sacrifice flavor for healthiness!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 -4
Author 2Teaspoons

Ingredients

  • No carrots? Try my Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Fries recipe.
  • 2 lbs carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Peel and slice carrots into french fry shaped pieces (about ยฝโ€ x ยฝโ€ x 3โ€). Toss carrots with olive oil, salt and pepper. Arrange carrots in a single layer on baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes then flip each carrot fry. Continue to bake until fully cooked and slightly crispy, about an additional 10 minutes. Serve immediately with your favorite sauce!

 

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  1. Avatar for Jack Smith | BBQRecipez.com

    Jack Smith | BBQRecipez.com

    This recipe looks delicious! I will try this tomorrow


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi Jack! I’m happy you’re interested in the carrot fries – Let me know what you think once you give them a try!


  2. Avatar for Laura R

    Laura R

    These fries are delicious! Thank you for sharing. I like homemade ketchup but I use a sauce made from veganaise (or reg. mayonnaise) Sriracha and a little honey.


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Laura! Your fry sauce sounds delicious. I love sriracha mayo, and can’t wait to try adding a little honey to it ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Avatar for Sasha

    Sasha

    What a wonderful way to prepare carrots. We all really enjoyed this dish. I was a little skeptical that the carrots would be tender enough after only 20 minutes of baking time, but it worked out quite well. Thank for you for sharing your recipe, littlemafia. Made for the “Best of 2011” tag game.


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi Sasha! I’m delighted your carrot fries came out delicious and tender! I find that the baking time can vary a little depending on how thick I cut the carrot fries, with 20 minutes working most of the time ๐Ÿ™‚


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    andrew

    thank you for the recipe. are these supposed to be soft on the inside? ive made carrot fries before on my own before i came across your recipe and found them chewy and didnt care for them so i wanted to give your recipe a try

    i notice sweet potato fries have a nice softness on the inside while carrot fries baked differently when i first tried it


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi Andrew! Thanks for reaching out with your question. When I make these carrot fries they don’t turn out chewy. They may not be as potato-y soft as sweet potato fries but I’d definitely suggest giving them a try. You can also experiment with how thick you cut the carrots. The thicker carrots will take longer to cook but may turn out a little softer, while the thinner carrots will have a crispier texture. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Avatar for Mr Labrador

    Mr Labrador

    A variation of this great idea is carrot AND sweet potato fries (nicely arranged next to each other) tossed in olive oil, garlic and herbs, with home made blender salsa. Mmm, salsa.


  6. Avatar for Ivory

    Ivory

    I have carrots in the fridge, can’t wait to make carrot fries tomorrow .


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Ivory! I hope you enjoyed the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Avatar for Ivory

        Ivory

        I made these, and they were yummy! Followers, give these a try, you want be sorry. The baby carrots are even better, because they are a little sweeter in taste. Yum!!!


  7. Avatar for Sylvia

    Sylvia

    HI! I found out about carrot fries by reading it online on a review, and I never thought this was even possible! So after researching the recipe online I stumbled across your food blog! I read the story and recipe and I got one question… do the carrots need to be from a “pick-your-own” garden, or can you buy the ones they sell at the supermarket? Sorry to sound to silly but, I am a health nut and would so love to try this and picking my own is not an option right now, but I’m still dreaming of someday have my own garden where I can pick my own veggies, LOL!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi Sylvia! Thanks for reaching out with your question. These can definitely be made with supermarket carrots – I make this recipe using them all of the time. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Avatar for Sarah

    Sarah

    Do you think these could be froze after cooking, for future use? I was hoping to make up a big batch for my toddler, and take out one serving at a time. Thanks!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi Sarah! Thanks for reaching out with your question. I’ve never tried freezing these, but I think it should work. I would suggest baking them them freezing them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once they are frozen you can put them into a sealed bag or container. When you want to reheat them, cook them on a preheated baking sheet and heat until warm. I have also microwaved extra fries from the frig – they taste good but are no longer crispy. Let me know how they turn out if you get a chance. My 3 year old niece loves this recipe and I’d love to pass on any insights you gain to her parents ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Avatar for Maggie

        Maggie

        I would try reheating them in your airfryer for 2-3 minutes. They should crisp up nicely.


        • Avatar for Karen

          Karen

          Great idea – Thanks for sharing the tip Maggie!


  9. Avatar for Asy

    Asy

    These are so, so good I couldn’t believe these are carrots – not as good as fries obviously but the perfect thing to have when the cravings hit in the midst of you trying to eat clean. I tried using the peeler to make the pieces thinner for more crisp but had to lower the temperature and keep an eye on them so they don’t get too burnt. Added cayenne pepper too for some heat, which went well with the sweetness in the carrots. Cheers for the recipe! Saved me a lot of calories + the fibre fills you up quick! Will be making more this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      I’m delighted you enjoyed the recipe Asy! Thanks for sharing your tips – using the peaked to get super thin carrots is such a great idea ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. Avatar for Beth

    Beth

    Hi,

    Can I use a photo and your recipe for an Infographic I am making? I would site your at the bottom of the infographic. This recipe is seriously so good.


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi Beth – That sounds great! Where do you plan to use the infographic? I’d love to get a link when you put it up. I’m glad you like the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. Avatar for JJ Johnson

    JJ Johnson

    This is brilliant. I never would have thought of this in a million years. I’ve already shared the link with a lot of friends. Thank you for such a wonderful idea.


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi JJ! I’m happy to hear you like the idea of making carrots into fries — it’s such a delicious and healthy way to satisfy a french fry craving. Thanks for sharing the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Avatar for Valerie

    Valerie

    I made these except I used a potatoe peeler and made them more crispy- turned out great! thank you


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi Valerie! I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed the recipe! What a wonderful tip for getting really thin carrot slices — thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. Avatar for Marty

    Marty

    Simple and delicious, but I had no idea you could do this until now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great idea!


    • Avatar for CJ

      CJ

      Hello Karen, the carrot fries sound yummy!! I cannot wait to try them. How do I find other recipes of yours?
      Thanks, CJ


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Marty! I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed the carrot fries ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Avatar for Penny

    Penny

    Mine are currently in the oven!!
    They will be ready in 15 mins! I can’t wait to try them!!!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi Penny! I’m happy to hear you’re baking the carrot fries as you type! I hope you enjoyed them ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. Avatar for Aradhna

    Aradhna

    This is such a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing it! Definitely trying it out tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Aradhna! I think this recipe is both super delicious and super fun to eat. I’d love to hear what you think after you get a chance to try them ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. Avatar for Hank

    Hank

    Not much of a cook, just learning. What do you mean by flip them? Do I bake ten minutes, stop, flip the carrot fries over and bake another ten, or stop at five minutes and flip, or what?


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi Hank, Thanks for stopping by the site and asking your questions. You totally got it right – cook the carrots for 10 minutes, flip, then cook for an additional 10 minutes. I’ve also updated the recipe to be more clear. Good luck with your culinary adventures!


      • Avatar for Hank

        Hank

        One last question, I’m planning on making these tomorrow but the only carrots I have our baby cut (not baby carrots, just carrots with a baby cut). If I use these instead will it effect the taste?


        • Avatar for Karen

          Karen

          Hi Hank! Thanks for reaching out again. I think baby-cut carrots will work fine for the recipe. You just might want to cut them into thinner sticks to get them crispier. Good luck and let me know how they turn out!


          • Avatar for Hank

            Hank

            Me again. Not well, I’m afraid, while they smelled amazing I had a very hard time eating them. They were tough to rip and a part. I don’t know know, maybe i didn’t cook them long enough or didn’t cut them right. I’m going to tinker with it a bit, if I can make it easier to eat and it tastes a good as it smells it’ll be great! I’m kind of hopeful about figuring this out, because I am a pickie eater and I really do want to eat healthier.(sorry if this post is hard to read, just came back from jogging)


  17. Avatar for Caro

    Caro

    Hi !!!

    I loved the idea! I wanted to ask though, are these chips crispy?

    Thank you! great blog!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Caro! I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying 2Teaspoons! The carrot fries come out a bit crispy, but not super crispy. To maximize their crispiness make sure to cut them into thin carrot sticks (like shoestring french fries) and arrange them in a single layer on the baking sheet. I’d love to hear what you think if you get a chance to give them a try ๐Ÿ™‚


  18. Avatar for Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    This was excellent!!!! Thank you!!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Elizabeth! I’m so happy to hear you liked them ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. Avatar for CC

    CC

    I loved these! I tossed some dried rosemary on them for a little flavor. They came out great, other than the one fry that I had sliced too small…he just ended up a little crispier ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your blog is so cute! I am definitely a new follower!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thank you so much! I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying my blog. I love sharing fun recipes and picking up yummy tips along the way. I’ll definitely try tossing the carrots with some dried rosemary! It sounds delicious ๐Ÿ™‚


  20. Avatar for Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog

    Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog

    Ok, I think we were meant to be blogging BFFs. I have carrot fries on my blog too.. as well as how to make pumpkin puree. I guess great minds think alike ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      I totally agree! I love carrot fries and your baked sweet potato chips look fantastic! I can’t wait to give them (and a bunch of your other recipes) a try! ๐Ÿ™‚


  21. Avatar for Jennifer Stewart

    Jennifer Stewart

    Great idea! I have nominated you for a Liebster Award!


  22. Avatar for Lisa Li

    Lisa Li

    What an interesting and simple use for wholesome carrots! Thanks for the idea!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi Lisa! Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by my site ๐Ÿ™‚


  23. Avatar for Mary

    Mary

    Can’t wait to try it!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Mary! Definitely let me know how they turn out ๐Ÿ™‚


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