Honey Roasted Carrots

These Honey Roasted Carrots with thyme are cooked in the oven, giving them a beautiful glaze.  This is one of the best carrot recipes I have ever eaten! Make these simple oven roasted carrots for an easy but impressive side dish for Easter or any other dinner.
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Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot Recipe, Easter Recipes, Gluten Free, Holiday Recipes, Honey Roasted Carrots, Oven Roasted Carrots, Quick Recipes, Spring Recipes, Vegetarian recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 147kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds carrots
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoons fresh thyme plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Trim tops and bottoms of carrots - I left a little bit of the green stem on for looks, but that is optional.  Peel carrots if desired, and cut in half lengthwise. Arrange on the baking sheets, using both sheets if needed to avoid overcrowding.  
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter with the honey and thyme.  When butter is melted, whisk to combine.  
  • Pour half of the honey butter sauce over the carrots, reserving the rest of the sauce for later.  Season the carrots with salt and pepper.  Arrange the carrots so that they are flat side down if possible - this will help them with browning.
  • Place the baking sheets in the oven on two separate racks. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until tender and browning.  Remove from oven, drizzle with remaining honey butter sauce, then roast for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, season with more salt and pepper if desired.  Garnish with more thyme. Serve immediately. 

Notes

Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the carrots.  Thinner carrots will cook faster, thicker carrots will take more time. Check after about 15 minutes to make sure your carrots don't burn.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.  Leftovers can be reheated in the oven or microwave.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 19235IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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