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Roasted Carrots, the Easiest Side Dish

Roasted Carrots, the Easiest Side Dish

Roasted carrots are definitely the easiest side dish, and when they are seasoned and roasted they are filled with natural sweetness and lots of flavor. This simple recipe takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of active preparation time.

How to Make Roasted Carrots | Roasted carrots are definitely the easiest side dish, and then they are seasoned and roasted they are filled with natural sweetness and lots of flavor. This simple recipe takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of active preparation time.

I like to simply season roasted carrots with butter, salt, and honey. The honey brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots and the salt gives the carrots an irresistible sweet and salty flavor combination. Roasting the carrots almost caramelizes them.

How to Make Roasted Carrots | Roasted carrots are definitely the easiest side dish, and when they are seasoned and roasted they are filled with natural sweetness and lots of flavor. This simple recipe takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of active preparation time.

Carrots are one of those vegetables that everyone loves. This recipe for roasted carrots can be pulled together with just five minutes of preparation time, and 45 minutes of cook time. The carrots are slathered in butter, seasoned with salt and honey and then roasted. This is such a simple side dish that it would almost be silly not to add it to your dinner menu.

How to Make Roasted Carrots | Roasted carrots are definitely the easiest side dish, and when they are seasoned and roasted they are filled with natural sweetness and lots of flavor. This simple recipe takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of active preparation time.

You can opt to rinse and roast your carrots whole, but if you want them to cook more quickly, you might want to chop them or slice them in half. The smaller you slice the faster they will roast. You can also opt to use baby carrots instead of whole carrots. Did you know that baby carrots aren’t really “baby” at all? They are just normal carrots that go through a machine! Crazy, right?

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I usually buy packages of multi-colored carrots. Somehow they seem a little fancier, and I love how they add a pop of color to a meal.

How to Make Roasted Carrots | Roasted carrots are definitely the easiest side dish, and when they are seasoned and roasted they are filled with natural sweetness and lots of flavor. This simple recipe takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of active preparation time.

I like to cook the carrots until they are very soft and caramelized. It’s hard to overcook a carrot, some restaurants even serve them charred! I usually cook carrots for at least 45 minutes, but sometimes I cook them even longer, they seem to get sweeter the longer they roast.

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 How to Make Roasted Carrots | Roasted carrots are definitely the easiest side dish, and then they are seasoned and roasted they are filled with natural sweetness and lots of flavor. This simple recipe takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of active preparation time.

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Roasted Carrots with a Ginger Yogurt Sauce and Pepitas | This simple recipe for Roasted Carrots with a Ginger Yogurt Sauce and Pepitas turns carrots into a show stopping side dish. Serve this for #Thanksgiving or along with a weeknight meal. Your family will love the sweet and spicy flavors of this vegetable recipe.

Roasted Carrots with a Ginger Yogurt Sauce and Pepitas

These carrots have a creamy spicy ginger yogurt sauce and crunchy pepitas. The carrots are roasted using the same method outlined in this recipe, but then they are topped with a quick and easy homemade ginger yogurt sauce and pepitas. It’s an easy way to take roasted carrots to the next level.

Ginger Honey Roasted Carrots

This recipe features carrots roasted in honey, ginger, and butter, and then topped with pistachios. This recipe was part of my globally inspired Thanksgiving menu in 2017.

How to Make Roasted Carrots:

Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Carrots

How to Make Roasted Carrots | Roasted carrots are definitely the easiest side dish, and when they are seasoned and roasted they are filled with natural sweetness and lots of flavor. This simple recipe takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of active preparation time.

Roasted carrots are definitely the easiest side dish, and then whey are seasoned and roasted they are filled with natural sweetness and lots of flavor. This simple recipe takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of active preparation time.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 carrots
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Honey

Instructions

Rinse the carrots, or peel the carrots. I opted to just rinse them. 

You can either keep the carrots whole, slice then in half vertically, or chop them up. If you chop the carrots they will roast more quickly.

Arrange the carrots on a parchment-lined baking sheet. The parchment helps to make sure that the carrots will cook evenly.

Melt the butter. Brush the melted butter over the carrots making sure they are completely coated with butter. Drizzle the honey and sprinkle the salt over.

Roast the carrots in an oven heated to 350 degrees. The carrots will be beautifully caramelized after 35-45 minutes of roasting.

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