Parmesan Herb Carrot Fries


I love, and always will love, making healthy baked French fries at home.

But these days, I’ve been switching out the potatoes for carrots.

And I’m loving them even more than the traditional kind.

My reason:

Parmesan Herb Carrot Fries are so delicious, they actually make you want, crave, and look forward to eating nutritious carrots (who knew that was possible?)


It only takes a few ingredients to transform bland carrots to something addictive and amazing tasting!

My personal opinion after enjoying these fries: people only think they don’t like veggies because, so often, they’re served plain (just simply steamed or boiled).


What these fries aren’t: crispy on the outside, like they would be if you’d covered them in batter and put them in a deep fryer.

What they are: very healthy and extremely addictive and yummy!


The herbs, garlic, and parmesan make these fries so flavorful.

And yet they’re light and packed with nutrition.

My new goal: make every veggie side dish taste this good!

Here’s the recipe for Parmesan Herb Carrot Fries:

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Parmesan Herb Carrot Fries

  • Author: Jen Elizabeth's Journals
  • Category: Side Dish


Total Time: 24 minutes
Prep: 12 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Yield: 2 servings


  • 3 large carrots, peeled, quartered, and cut into equally sized quarter-inch thick strips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Arrange the carrot strips on a parchment-lined baking sheet so that no two are overlapping. Using a basting brush, coat the tops of each strip with the olive oil. Sprinkle the thyme and garlic over the fries. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook the fries about 10-12 minutes, or until the fries are easily pierced with a fork. Immediately after removing from the oven, sprinkle the fries with parmesan. Serve.



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  1. October 25, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    Very interesting idea – those actually look really good and a great way to eat more carrots! …and I think that’s a great new mission!

  2. Ruth
    October 25, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    So if they’re not crispy, do you eat them with a fork?

    In any case, I’ll definitely try these. I’m always looking for ways to get more veggies into my meat-and-potatoes-guy. He definitely won’t eat them if they aren’t delicious.

    • Jen Elizabeth's Journals
      October 25, 2013 / 5:10 pm

      Ha, well I eat them with a fork and Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy uses his hands – so either way works. Enjoy!

  3. October 25, 2013 / 9:18 pm

    This looks like a really tasty and healthy side dish! I love carrots, so I know I’d enjoy these a lot.

  4. October 27, 2013 / 5:40 pm

    I can smell the fries … all the way up here.
    Great idea .. never thougth of .. and very healthy too. I’m all into healthy stuff so long as it taste good.
    Today I used melted butter and grated parmesan in my plain rice … fantastic!!!
    Good luck with your mission I know it will be no problems what so ever for … my little chef.

  5. October 27, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    Lovely alternative to fries. I always substitute fries with sweet potato fries when eating out..the sweet taste is so addictive. I bet the carrot fries have this slightly sweet taste too!

  6. October 28, 2013 / 10:55 am

    These sound delicious! Thank you so much for posting the recipe. I love vegetables anyway and carrots are delicious even on their own, steamed and left crunchy, but I will definitely try this recipe as a different way to eat them 🙂

  7. October 28, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    Totally loving these healthy carrot fries–so creative!

  8. October 29, 2013 / 10:47 am

    I am obsessed with these pictures! SO PRETTY. And such a good idea – I aways go straight to potatoes, the parm herb sounds amazing

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