Tender Roasted Carrots are an easy side dish the whole family will enjoy. The honey butter glaze makes for an extra special treat!
My friends and I had dinner at a restaurant recently and although our whole meal was delicious the star of the night was the roasted carrots! I wanted to create my own version at home so that I can enjoy them whenever I please.
Peel two pounds of carrots. If you are making roasted carrots for a crowd at a holiday dinner, you can double or triple the recipe but they will need to be baked in separate pans.
Cut the ends off of the carrots and then cut them in half and then in quarters. Spread the carrots out on a foil lined, rimmed baking sheet.
Heat the butter and honey in the microwave and stir to combine.
Can I use olive oil instead of butter?
We love the flavor the butter adds to the roasted carrots but yes, you can swap the butter out with olive oil if you prefer.
Drizzle the melted honey butter over the carrots and stir to coat.
How can I make savory roasted carrots instead?
You can skip adding the honey and only coat the carrots with melted butter or olive oil instead. This method similar to my oven roasted vegetables recipe. Another savory option is to add a little balsamic vinegar!
Sprinkle salt, pepper, and minced fresh thyme over the top.
What other seasonings can I use to make roasted carrots?
For this roasted carrots recipe, I kept it simple with the only seasonings being salt, pepper, and thyme. But there are so many ingredients you can add for different flavors. Here are a few suggestions:
- smoked cumin
- maple syrup
- brown sugar
Bake the carrots at 425˚F for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through, until tender and roasted. If you prefer more caramelized roasted carrots, continue cooking them for an additional 5-10 minutes.
The restaurant we visited served their roasted carrots with whipped ricotta. Although they are delicious without it, the whipped ricotta makes them extra fancy! Beat ricotta with heavy cream and honey. Spread it on a platter or tray and top with the honey glazed roasted carrots.
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