Crispy Parmesan Carrot Sticks

These crispy parmesan carrot sticks are baked with simple nutritious ingredients like olive oil, garlic, and parmesan cheese. Whether you need a healthy snack, an easy side dish, or a flavorful veggie for your next holiday spread, this is going to be your new favorite way to enjoy carrots.

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A sheet pan with crispy parmesan carrot sticks garnished with parsley.

Why you’ll love these

These crispy carrots are so easy! This recipe looks fancy but they’re incredibly easy to throw together with minimal prep time and use super simple ingredients.

Carrots are also loaded with vitamin A, B vitamins and fiber, so it’s always a veggie that you can feel good about feeding yourself and your family. They’re a great side dish to make with an easy protein like Thin-Sliced Air Fryer Chicken.

Plus, they’re delicious and full of so much flavor with garlic, crispy parmesan cheese, and the slight sweetness of carrots.

Regular roasted carrots can get boring, and this recipe is anything but. You’ll want to make this one again and again.

You only need a few things, so let’s get into exactly how to make them!

Ingredients for crispy parmesan carrot sticks on a countertop with labels: carrots, olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic and parmesan cheese.

Ingredients you’ll need

You only need a few simple ingredients to make these crispy parmesan carrots! To save time, instead of prepping whole carrots you can also buy carrots that are already pre-sliced into sticks like these.

  1. Carrots
  2. Parmesan cheese
  3. Olive oil or avocado oil
  4. Fresh cloves of garlic
  5. Fresh parsley or parsley flakes

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Quarter and slice your carrots lengthwise on a cutting board so that they’re even-sized thin sticks.
Carrots, parmesan, garlic and olive oil being mixed in a clear glass bowl.
  1. In a large bowl, toss the carrots in garlic, parmesan, and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Carrots tossed in parmesan cheese, garlic and olive oil and on a sheet pan, ready to be baked.
  1. Add carrots in a single layer to a lined baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
A sheet pan with crispy parmesan carrot sticks.
  1. Bake for 18-22 minutes until the carrots are golden brown and crispy. Keep a close eye on them so that they don’t burn. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Recipe FAQ

Do these store well?

You can store these in an airtight container for up to 1 week, but they won’t be as crispy when reheated. If you want to crisp them up before serving, reheat them in an even layer in your air fryer basket or oven instead of the microwave.

Can I use baby carrots?

Yes, but baby carrots are a little bit thicker than carrot sticks, so I would still slice them lengthwise. If you cook them whole, they’ll still be delicious but won’t be as crispy.

A close up shot of crispy parmesan carrot sticks on a sheet pan with a spatula.

Variations

  • Add red pepper flakes or chili powder for a little bit of a kick!
  • Add different seasonings like smoked paprika, onion powder, or garlic powder.
  • Add different fresh herbs for different flavor like fresh thyme, dill, cilantro or rosemary. You can add dried herbs, too!
  • Serve as crispy carrot “fries” and dip in ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce, like this cottage cheese ranch dip or your favorite aioli.
  • Use any root veggies like sweet potato, turnips or even use green beans instead.

More side dishes you’ll love:

Crispy Smashed Broccoli Parmesan with Lemon and Garlic

Creamy Garlic Cottage Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Maple Balsamic Brussel Sprouts (Stove-Top)

Arugula Pear Salad with Toasted Pecans & Feta

Kale Pomegranate Salad with Butternut Squash & Apple

A sheet pan with crispy parmesan carrot sticks garnished with parsley.

Crispy Parmesan Carrot Sticks

Carrots tossed in parmesan, garlic and olive oil and baked to crispy perfection.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 108kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 medium carrots
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Quarter and slice your carrots lengthwise so that they're even-sized thin sticks.
  • In a small bowl, toss the carrots in garlic, parmesan, and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes until crispy. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 10288IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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