Everyone loves to dip and enjoy crispy, seasoned fries. But those fries don’t have always have to be of the potato variety! Carrots make fabulous fries. Tossed in a little olive oil, Parmesan cheese and just the right seasoning, carrots bake up to be slightly sweet, crisp delights!

A pile of Garlic Parmesan Carrot Fries

What You Need To Make Garlic Parmesan Carrot Fries

  • carrots
  • bread crumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  • fresh parsley
  • lemon juice
Whole carrots sliced and cut in half.

Not everyone at my house likes cooked carrots. Raw, yes. Cooked, no. So for the longest that kind of limited what sorts of side dishes we could have. Until I came across this recipe, that is. Now everyone gobbles these up before the rest of the food can even get served!

Carrots fries tossed in olive oil and being coated with cheese.

The amazing thing though is how easy it is to make Garlic Parmesan Fries. It’s just a few whole carrots cut in half and then the halves cut into thin strips.

Sliced carrots tossed in oil, bread crumbs and oil.

The strips are tossed in some olive oil. A little Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs do all the crisping. All while the garlic and other seasonings play off the naturally, subtle sweet flavors of the carrots. Wow!

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Garlic Fries topped with parsley.

These carrot fries bake up in just 15-20 minutes in a 400 degree oven and are best served warm with a cinnamon honey butter or, if you like savory, an easy lemon aioli (which is just a fancy term for a mayo based sauce). Hey, even Ranch dressing is delish with these!

A serving of Carrot Fries with cinnamon honey butter.

Make no mistake, these easy Carrot Fries are a real game changer when it comes to appetizers. Hosting family and friends and making dinners special never seemed so easy!

Garlic Parmesan Carrot Fries
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

French Fries never had it so good as these easy to bake, slightly sweet Garlic Parmesan Carrot Fries.  Perfect as a side dish, appetizer or just as a snack, these carrot fries are tossed in olive oil, Parmesan Cheese and bread crumbs to bake up crispy.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, carrots, Easy Recipe
Servings: 4
Author: Stacey | Southern Discourse
Ingredients
  • 3 medium carrots, cleaned and scrubbed
  • 1/2 C bread crumbs
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsely, chopped
  • splash lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Cut carrots in half.  Then cut each half into several thin strips.

  3. Mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper together in a shallow dish.

  4. Toss carrot strips in olive oil.  Then place in bread crumbs and cheese mixture and coat.

  5. Put carrot fries on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned and crisp.  Remove from oven and top with parsley, a sprinkle of salt and a squeeze of lemon juice.  Serve warm and enjoy!

Making it Easy to Make & Serve Carrot Fries

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