This is the best roasted carrots recipe and makes the perfect amount if you’re cooking for one. Two carrots seasoned simply with olive oil, honey, a touch of salt, and a pinch of pepper then roasted to perfection and tossed with melted butter. The perfect side dish to any meal.
When you’re cooking for one, you might not consider making a side dish to go along with your meal. Side dishes often remain in the shadows leaving the main dish to steal the spotlight. But truly, side dish recipes such as these easy oven roasted carrots can absolutely make the meal.
In fact, these wonderful carrots will go with just about any main dish. They’re super simple to make and the flavor is incredible. In fact, once you taste these buttery roasted carrots, you might never make them any other way.
There’s something magical that happens when you roast vegetables. They brown and caramelize and the flavors really come alive. Roasting vegetables is mostly a hands off process too. Just season, roast, and enjoy.
How To Roast Carrots
With just a few ingredients and about 20 minutes, these carrots can be on your dinner table and ready to enjoy.
For this recipe you will need:
- 2 large carrots (about 5-ounces)
- olive oil
- black pepper
How Long To Roast Carrots
After the carrots have been peeled, slice them on the diagonal into approximately 2-inch lengths, place them into a bowl and toss with olive oil, honey, and a tiny bit of salt and pepper.
Bake the carrots in a 425° F (220° C) for 20 minutes.
Roasted carrots are not the mushy carrots of your childhood. They’re tender, yet firm and will absolutely rival the main dish.
What Other Vegetables Can I Roast With Carrots
We love roasted potatoes and carrots but if you want to add other vegetables, consider adding broccoli florets, cauliflower, chopped beets, and onions.
What To Serve With Oven Roasted Carrots
Simple sheet pan honey roasted carrots go well with so many different meals. You might like to consider serving them with these single serving dinners or explore our many other dinner recipes.
If you would like to enjoy honey roasted carrots as a part of a holiday meal, be sure to browse through our holiday menu recipes.
One large carrot has about 30 calories and is high in soluble fiber and rich in antioxidants. The nutrients in carrots can improve the health of your eyes, skin, hair, and nails.
Carrots contain beta-carotene which is converted to Vitamin A in your body. Vitamin A promotes eye health and also helps to reduce your risk for cancer.
In addition, carrots contain potassium which aids in controlling blood pressure and the Vitamin C found in carrots boosts your immune system.
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Honey Roasted Carrots Recipe
- 2 large carrots , tops removed, peeled and sliced cut on the diagonal into 2-inch lengths (if thick, slice in half again lengthwise).
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon butter , melted
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spread cut carrots on a foil lined baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Pour over carrots and using your hands, toss to coat.
- Bake until tender, about 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and place carrots in a medium sized bowl. Toss with melted butter and serve immediately.
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