Baked Carrot Fries + Homemade Ketchup Without Sugar!

Follow this healthy carrot fries recipe to make the perfect vegetarian treat and kick that fry craving to the curb!  Here’s to satisfying your fry craving and still reaching your healthy eating goals!

Baked Carrot Fries with Homemade Ketchup Without Sugar | Follow this healthy carrot fries recipe to make the perfect vegetarian treat and kick that fry craving to the curb! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Let’s be real here.

Fries are delicious and addicting.

There’s no shame in admitting it.

There’s just really no getting around this fact.

That’s why we need these Baked Carrot Fries in our lives.  They’re easy, very much with the oh-so-fry-like goodness, and (yay!) healthy.

Raw whole carrots, ready to be peeled and sliced to make baked carrot fries Seasoned, raw carrot slices placed on a baking sheet, ready to be baked to make carrot fries

I’m a huge fan of turning veggies into fun, savory bites of goodness, like with these parmesan zucchini spearsOpens in a new tab., these baked zucchini friesOpens in a new tab., and these broccoli totsOpens in a new tab..  Those are some of our favorites and have been big hits on the blog, too.

In this recipe, I’m going to teach you how to make carrot fries.

Are Carrot Fries Healthy?

Not only does this healthy carrot fries recipe allow you to get more veggies in your diet, it also makes it even easier to avoid the high carb, high salt, high fat, greasy fast food options you might ordinarily be drawn to.

That’s what I LOVE about clean eatingOpens in a new tab. – all the goodness, all the flavor, and none of the guilt.

Freshly baked carrot fries on a baking sheet, photographed with homemade ketchup without sugar Close up of homemade ketchup without sugar, the perfect dipping sauce for baked carrot fries

BUT we’re still missing something, aren’t we?

I mean…it’s not really french fries without a tasty dip or sauce, am I right?

Yep, I see you’re head nodding along with me.

I started wondering what is a healthy alternative to ketchup and I thought, well, ketchup without sugar, for starters. That’s when I started to make a great healthy ketchup alternative to enjoy with these awesome carrot fries.

High angle of healthy baked carrot fries on a baking sheet, accompanied with homemade ketchup without sugar Baked carrot fries dipped into homemade ketchup without sugar and ready to be enjoyed

How to Make Ketchup Without Sugar

Yes, ketchup is amazing, but it’s actually loaded with high fructose corn syrup which is a big no-no if you’re trying to rid your body of all those refined sugarsOpens in a new tab. and processed foods.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make homemade ketchup, it’s fortunately, homemade ketchup is quite simple to make.

In fact, this homemade ketchup without sugar is shockingly similar to the real deal.  You can even throw in extra flavors to make it your own favorite version, like a little more garlic powder or even some cayenne pepper to spice it up a bit.

Baked Carrot Fries with Homemade Ketchup Without Sugar

 

All in all, these baked carrot fries are a fine substitute for the real thing and are so easy to make, too!

Here’s to satisfying your fry craving and still reaching your healthy eating goals!

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Baked Carrot Fries + Homemade Ketchup Without Sugar!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Follow this healthy carrot fries recipe to make the perfect vegetarian treat and kick that fry craving to the curb!  Here's to satisfying your fry craving and still reaching your healthy eating goals!

Categories: Clean, gluten free, Healthy, Low Carb, Side, Vegetarian
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: baked carrot fries, carrot fries, carrot fries recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
For The Baked Carrot Fries:
  • 2 lbs medium carrots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian parsley chopped
For The Homemade Ketchup Without Sugar*:
  • 1 can tomato sauce 15 ounce, no sugar/salt added
  • 1 can tomato paste 6 ounce, no sugar/salt added
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar or regular vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheetOpens in a new tab. with parchment paper.
  2. Start by peeling the carrots to remove the outer skin and then slicing off both ends. Next, slice the carrot in half to create the length of a fry.
  3. Carefully slice each carrot half into planks, making them as even as possible. (I try to keep them around 1/4 inch thick.)
  4. Slice the planks into long fries - again, making sure to get them as even as possible.
  5. Repeat with the remaining carrots.
  6. Place all the carrot fries onto the baking sheetOpens in a new tab. and add the olive oil, sea salt, and ground black pepper. Toss to coat.
  7. Spread out the carrot fries evenly onto the baking sheet so they are all laying flat and not overlapping.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Then carefully flip the fries over and then return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes, or until the carrot fries are tender and are starting to turn golden brown on the edges.
  10. Remove from the oven.
  11. To make the homemade refined sugar free ketchup, in a small bowlOpens in a new tab., combine no sugar or salt added tomato sauce, no sugar added tomato paste, raw honey, onion powder, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, and garlic powder and stir to combine well.
  12. Garnish with minced Italian parsley, if desired.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*As written, the homemade ketchup makes quite a lot of sauce. You can either halve the recipe or store the extra in the fridge for later.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Carrot Fries + Homemade Ketchup Without Sugar!
Amount Per Serving (20 fries)
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.9g6%
Saturated Fat 0.6g3%
Sodium 279.8mg12%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 7.6g30%
Sugar 11.9g13%
Protein 2.8g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

13 thoughts on “Baked Carrot Fries + Homemade Ketchup Without Sugar!

  1. 4 stars
    Carrot is a delicious vegetable. It includes vitamin C that can help people have a good health and beautiful skin.
    I will make this recipe for my family at the weekend.
    Thank you so much

  2. 4 stars
    Carrot is a good vegetable for people’s health. It has many vitamin C, it will help women have a beautiful skin. So your recipe is very interesting, I will follow and make this food for my family at weekend.

  3. 5 stars
    Yummy!
    I love carrot so much, it is a good vegetable for people, it will boost vitamin C and other nutrients.
    If you want to have a woderful food that is made by carrot, let’s read this writing. I think that it is very useful for you.

  4. 5 stars
    I love this homemade recipe because it has so much less salt than store bought ketchup!
    This recipe is so creative! Thank you for sharing.

  5. 5 stars
    I made this tonight for burgers and fries. it doesn’t really taste like store bought ketchup, but it is really good! Much stronger flavor, and the tomato really shines through. I liked it a lot, especially how quick it was to make.nice sharing. thanks for the recipe. good one.🙂
    How long can this be stored for?

  6. Thanks for sharing the secret recipe with us. The tomato ketchup recipe looks thick and flavorful with those lovely ingredients. It sounds wonderful. It would be helpful for everybody, who would like to cook tomato ketchup recipe. As usual, the pictures look stunning.
    Thanks a lot Anders! I love simple recipes so much 😀
    How long does this last? Can it be made ahead?

  7. 4 stars
    Actually, I’m lover of french fries. But it is not such a healthy food. This idea of backed carrot fries is healthy, tasty and simple food. Thanks for sharing.

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