Honey Roasted Carrots

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These Honey Roasted Carrots are a super easy one pan side dish you can make for the holidays or just to go with your next weeknight meal! Roasted carrots really bring out their natural sweetness – they’re perfectly blistered and carry tons of flavor from the fresh herbs & butter, and they’re roasted until fork tender to perfection! The best part is that it only requires one pan to make so clean up is easy!

This side dish is so simple, yet so delicious! I hope you enjoy it!

Watch the Honey Roasted Carrots Recipe Video Below!

Honey Glazed Carrots in a dish

Ingredients for Honey Roasted Carrots

Here’s everything you’ll need to make the BEST Honey Roasted Carrots!

  • Carrots
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Fresh Rosemary
Raw ingredients for honey glazed carrots

INGREDIENTS TIPS

SEASONING
I used a pretty basic seasoning (kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder), but if you want to adjust the seasonings you definitely can! Add some red pepper flakes to kick up the heat or some onion powder to really reinforce that onion flavor throughout the dish.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
I recommend using a high quality extra virgin olive oil for this recipe. Aside from the seasonings, your oil is the key ingredient that will turn your green beans into a showstopper of a side, so you want to use a good quality oil.

Cooking Honey Roasted Carrots: Recipe Instructions

Prepare the ingredients

The first step in this recipe is to wash and peel your carrots (removing the stems if desired). Place them on a baking tray. I am using smaller 5-6 inch carrots for this recipe. If you are using larger ones, cut carrots to your desired shape prior to seasoning.

Mix and place on a baking tray

carrots on a baking tray

Once the garlic and herbs are prepped, add them to the carrots along with kosher salt, black pepper, olive oil and honey.

Mix the seasonings so the carrots are evenly coated with olive oil and the remaining seasonings. Top with a pad of butter and roast at 400F for 30 minutes or until the carrots are tender! I love topping them with my garlic herb compound butter for extra flavor!

herb butter on the carrots in a baking tray

Roast the carrots

Roast the carrots on a baking sheet at 400F for about 30 minutes or until the carrots are tender!

honey glazed carrots close up

Garnish and serve

Serve them up and enjoy with your delicious main course! I like to top mine with additional fresh parsley and herbs. These are so easy and delicious to make! I hope you enjoy them!

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RECIPE TIPS

COOKING TIMES MAY VARY!
Depending on your oven and the size of your carrots, cooking times may vary. If possible, use similar size carrots to ensure even cooking throughout and check them occasionally until they are roasted and tender to your liking!

SPREAD THE INGREDIENTS EVENLY IN THE PAN!
The key tip here is making sure the ingredients are spread evenly throughout the pan. You want to give the carrots enough space to evenly roast, otherwise the cooking make be uneven.

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4.96 from 46 votes

Honey Roasted Carrots

Servings: 6
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Honey Glazed Carrots in a dish
These Honey Roasted Carrots are an easy and delicious one pan side dish you can make in about 30 mintues! They are beautifully roasted and flavorful from the fresh herbs with a touch of sweetness from the honey.

Ingredients 

  • 2 lb carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Chop garlic, and mince fresh thyme and rosemary and set aside.
  • In a baking tray, place carrots and season with kosher salt, black pepper. Add the chopped garlic, thyme, and rosemary to the carrots, then drizzle with olive oil and honey. Mix together well until all the carrots are evenly coated in the seasonings.
  • Add a pad of butter to the carrots (optional) prior to baking.
  • Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until blistered and the carrots are tender.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 687mgPotassium: 507mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 25325IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    Tried this before and perfect side for the lamb roast. We are having lamb roast for Xmas this year and this will be one of the sides 😋👍

  2. 5 stars
    Simple yet SO delicious. I love using this recipe when I have too many carrots to use in too little time before they go bad.

  3. 5 stars
    my Family loves this receipe ,especially my little sister. Carrot is her new favorite vegetable after trying this recipe 😋 It’s Yum!

  4. I made this recipe for thanksgiving. Everyone loved it. Even the picky little ones. One of the twins couldn’t get enough.
    @whalestooth