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Easy, versatile, and above all tasty. Here's how to make roasted carrots - 5 ways.


Basic Roasted Carrots (Base recipe)

  • 2 lbs carrots peeled
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil or melted butter
  • ½ tsp Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbs freshly chopped parsley garnish

Honey roasted carrots

  • 3 tbs honey maple syrup or brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional, for sweet spicy flavor

Roasted carrots with herbs

  • 2 tsp fresh thyme minced, or half the amount of dried thyme
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp honey optional, to bring out the carrots' sweetness

Harissa roasted carrots

  • 1 tbsp harissa paste
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin

Za’atar roasted carrots

  • 1 tbsp za’atar
  • 1 pinch ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice garnish, to drizzle over roasted carrots


  • Preheat the oven at 425ºF/ 218°C. Remove the greens from the carrots. (For a prettier presentation, keep 1 inch of the carrot tops.) Wash carrots in plenty of water, peel and cut in halves lenghtwise.
  • Place salt, pepper, olive oil, additional seasonings if using, and carrots in a large bowl. Toss well to coat.
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil. Transfer the seasoned carrots to the baking sheet, spread evenly, and arrange in a single layer.
  • Place tray in the oven, cover with foil and roast for 15 minutes. Remove foil, bake another 15 to 30 minutes, until tender and slightly caramelized.
  • Remove carrots from the oven, place on a serving platter. Add the parsely or other garnishes. Taste, if needed, add salt and pepper.
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
TOTAL 40 mins
Makes 6 servings