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The Best Oven Roasted Carrots

These Oven Roasted Carrots are simple, flavorful, healthy, and add an excellent pop of color. I like to serve these with mashed potatoes and a meaty protein like pork chops or steak. They also make a wonderful side for the holidays. Basically, what I’m saying…Don’t overlook roasted carrots as a potential side dish because you’ll be missing out on something great!

Sweet, Savory, and Comforting

This recipe for roasted carrots builds on the natural sweetness with a little boost from pure maple syrup. Pair that with thyme and parsley’s savory and comforting flavors to create a well-rounded side dish perfect for any occasion.

Oven Roasted Carrots plated and served.

How to Oven Roast Carrots

Prepare the Carrots: Begin by peeling them, then slice them into chunks. If the larger end of the carrot seems too thick, cut that in half to ensure even cooking. While I don’t recommend using baby carrots, if you do, there’s no need to slice them.

Create a Seasoned Glaze: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ingredients listed in the recipe below and toss the sliced carrots until fully coated.

Oven Roast: Spread the carrots evenly on a large baking sheet and roast them in a preheated oven until they become a deep orange color and are fork-tender.

Carrot Glaze

The carrot glaze recipe for these oven-roasted carrots is a simple mixture of olive oil and pure maple syrup. During the roasting process, the breakdown of the sugar is what creates that caramelized beautiful shine. This also helps the color pop even more.

Roasted Carrot Recipe: Time and Temperature

To achieve perfect oven-roasted carrots, roast them at 400°f for about 25-30 minutes. I recommend checking them at the 25-minute mark by piercing the largest piece with a fork. Much like boiled potatoes, the fork should easily be able to penetrate to the center and slide right back out. If this isn’t the case, let them roast for another 5 minutes and check again.

A plate of Oven Roasted Carrots with a serving spoon on the side.

In Conclusion

If you’re looking for a fantastic side dish that will add a pop of color and pair perfectly with other veggies and proteins, you’ve come to the right place. Oven Roasted Carrots have such a wonderful texture and flavor profiles that you don’t want to overlook them as an option. Plus, they’re so easy to make yet look like a million bucks when properly prepared.

I’d love to hear in the comment section below how the recipe turned out for you and if there were any changes you made that took this recipe to the next level.

Thank you so much for coming over to Chicken Fried Kitchen, and as usual…

Happy Cooking!

-Jeremy

The Best Oven Roasted Carrots

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Chicken Fried Kitchen Course: SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

198

kcal
Total time

30

minutes

These Oven Roasted Carrots are simple, flavorful, healthy, and add a beautiful pop of color that’s perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 12 12 Large Carrots – sliced into chunks

  • 3 Tbsp. 3 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Tbsp. 1 Pure Maple Syrup

  • 1 1/4 tsp. 1 1/4 Kosher Salt

  • 1/2 tsp. 1/2 Black Pepper

  • 1/2 tsp. 1/2 Dried Thyme

  • 1 Tbsp. 1 Dried Parsley

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°f.
  • Begin by peeling the carrots, then slice them into chunks. If the larger end of the carrot seems too thick, cut that in half to ensure even cooking. While I don’t recommend using baby carrots, if you do, there’s no need to slice them.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients listed in the recipe below and toss the sliced carrots until fully coated.
  • Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper and spread the carrots evenly across the pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until the carrots become a deep orange and are fork tender.
  • Serve Hot.

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