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Oven Roasted Carrots

Oven roasted carrots are delicious and super quick and easy to make. An amazing side dish the whole family will love, maximum flavor with minimal effort!

Oven roasted carrots are delicious and super quick and easy to make. An amazing side dish the whole family will love, maximum flavor with minimal effort!

Making delicious vegetables is the easiest thing in the entire world. Roasting almost any vegetable will make it delicious and it takes minimal effort.These oven roasted carrots are proof!!

Oven roasted carrots are one of my favorites because they get slightly caramelized and crispy. I toss a little bit of brown sugar in with mine to encourage caramelization but that is totally optional.

Oven Roasted Carrots

I understand that not everyone thinks it’s ok to add things like sugar and bacon to veggies.

Just kidding, I don’t understand. Ha.

But really if you wanted to leave out the brown sugar, that would be totally fine! There are only three steps to making oven roasted carrots {or any oven roasted vegetable}.

  1. Wash & slice.
  2. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Bake on a sheet pan until tender.

Oven Roasted Carrots

Seriously. Oven roasted veggies are so easy! I promise if you start making them your family will actually start to love vegetables. Cross my heart! I also have a delicious oven roasted asparagus with lemon and garlic recipe…if you’re interested 🙂 .

Let’s talk about peeling the carrots. I don’t because I’m lazy. You can peel the carrots if it bugs you but it really isn’t necessary.

Also, I always line my baking sheets because {again} I am lazy. I hate washing them! Lining them with parchment or foil will save you so much clean up time! Kirkland brand Parchment from Costco {or Amazon!} is my absolute favorite. I use it multiple times a week and have yet to finish a roll in less than a year. Seriously.

Try these oven roasted carrots today! Tell me your favorite variations.

Top view of oven roasted carrots on a sheet tray.

Oven Roasted Carrots

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 122 kcal
Author: Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley
Oven roasted carrots are delicious and super quick and easy to make. An amazing side dish the whole family will love, maximum flavor with minimal effort!
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound carrots washed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar optional
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves optional.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Slice carrots about 1/2 inch thick and 3-4 inches long.
  3. Place on lined baking sheet (see note).
  4. Pour olive oil, spices, and brown sugar over the carrots.
  5. Toss to coat evenly and spread carrots into a single layer.
  6. Bake on the middle rack in a preheated oven for about 25 minutes, tossing halfway, or until the carrots are tender and slightly browned.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves.

Recipe Notes

Adding the brown sugar is optional, it aids in the caramelization process.

Lining a baking sheet is also optional but it speeds up clean-up time. You can use foil or parchment. 

Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 515mg 21%
Potassium 362mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 379.4%
Vitamin C 9.1%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Oven roasted carrots are delicious and super quick and easy to make. An amazing side dish the whole family will love, maximum flavor with minimal effort!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Alli
    January 4, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    Love the caramelization on these carrots!

  • Reply
    Ruth
    June 2, 2017 at 7:54 PM

    Alli,
    Your blog has been hugely inspirational to me in my creation of Life of Plenty. While I’m sure you’ve received much more meaningful awards, I did choose you as my nomination for the blogger recognition award. I love your work and look forward to the continued inspiration. Cheers! https://www.thisplentiful.life/garden-blog/blogger-recognition-award

    • Reply
      Alli
      June 5, 2017 at 7:20 PM

      Thank you so much Ruth, I’m so glad my blog has been helpful for you! I really appreciate the nomination – how kind!

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