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Parmesan Carrot Fries Recipe

Photo by Alexa Schirm

Are French fries your guilty pleasure? Swap carrots for spuds and you’ve got a scrumptious stand-in for deep fried taters. Roasting carrots allows their natural sweetness to emerge, and the irresistible combination of a soft interior and crispy finish will seriously impress your taste buds. Each serving of these elegant carrot fries packs a healthy dose of fiber, beta-caroten and vitamin A, which helps promote healthy skin and vision. Top them with a sprinkle of Parmesan and basil and you’ll make the most stubborn vegetable hater a believer!

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Parmesan Carrot Fries Recipe

The Skinny

Per one-cup serving:

  • 83 cal
  • 3 g fat (1 g sat)
  • 11 g carbs
  • 280 mg sodium
  • 3 g fiber
  • 5 g sugar
  • 2 g protein

Serves 4 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 pound fresh carrots
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt
Cracked black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2-3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Peel carrots and cut into thin matchstick slices.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss slices in olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Spread out carrots on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the carrots are browned slightly.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese before serving.

Pro tip

Got leftover fries? Reheat them in the oven at 400°F for five to eight minutes.

Photo by Alexa Schirm

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