Roasted Carrots {Simple Side Dish}


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Roasted Carrots are the perfect vegetable side dish because they are affordable, healthy, easy to make, flavorful, and kids love them! Serve along side any meal!

Roasted Carrots

I make roasted vegetables every single week, without fail. Roasting veggies is SO easy and it brings out the BEST flavor. Roasting turns plain old veggies into deliciously addicting vegetables. Vegetables you can’t stop eating, they taste like candy. Even kids will gobble them up. See all of my tips HERE.

Roasted Carrots are one of our favorite vegetables to roast. They are a staple in our house because I always have a bag of carrots in the fridge. They are affordable, easy to find at every grocery store, and my kids love them.

Plus, they are the perfect side dish to any meal. Really! You can serve roasted carrots with anything and everything. I make them to go with quick and easy weeknight meals AND I make them to serve at dinner parties and holiday meals. They are a great vegetable to serve to anyone and everyone because everyone loves roasted carrots. They are familiar and roasting makes them extra delicious.

roasted carrots recipe

How to Make Roasted Carrots

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. You want to roast at a high heat so the carrots get tender and crisp up around the edges.
  • You can line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean up.
  • Wash and peel your carrots with a vegetable peeler.
  • With a sharp knife, cut off the tops of the carrots. Slice the carrots diagonally, in 1/2-inch-thick slices. Make sure they are close to the same size, so they cook evenly.
  • Place the carrots on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. I like to sprinkle the carrots with a little garlic powder, but it is optional. Toss until well coated. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Make sure the carrots are in an even layer on the baking sheet.
  • Place the pan in the oven and roast the carrots for 20 to 30 minutes, tossing halfway. Time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your carrots. I recommend checking at 20 minutes to be safe.
  • Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh dill or thyme, if desired. I love the garlic and dill together! Plus, the dill makes the carrots extra pretty.
  • Serve warm. I guarantee they won’t last long. We always eat the entire pan.

Sweet Roasted Carrots

If you want want to make sweet roasted carrots, don’t use the garlic powder or herbs. While the carrots are roasting, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and stir in 1 tablespoon of honey. Drizzle over the carrots when they are hot out of the oven and toss until well coated.

The honey and butter combo is SO good! My boys love it when I sweeten them up a bit:)

How to Store and Reheat

Let the carrots cool completely, and then put them in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat, place them on a baking sheet and reheat in a 350 degree F oven until heated through. You can also reheat them in the microwave.

oven roasted carrots in bowl

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Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots are the perfect vegetable side dish because they are affordable, healthy, easy to make, flavorful, and kids love them! Serve along side any meal!

  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnish: 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill or fresh thyme

Sweet option: Don’t use the garlic powder or herbs. While the carrots are roasting, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and stir in 1 tablespoon of honey. Drizzle over the carrots when they come out of the oven and toss.

Calories: 104kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 105mg, Potassium: 487mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 25259IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 1mg

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