Easy Roasted Carrot Recipe

roasted carrots

This may sound crazy if you are someone who is very into cooking but I have never made roasted carrots. On the rare occasion that I make carrots I usually end up boiling them and adding mustard, butter & brown sugar (it’s what my grandmother always does and they are delicious).

I was making roasted potatoes (this is my favorite recipe) and since I picked up some carrots this morning, I decided to mix it up and make some roasted carrots. Every time I attempt to make a recipe, I just google “best ____ recipe”. It’s kind of amazing what comes up (so many choices and I usually pick the first one). Since I already had a plan for roasted potatoes, I kind of just did a variation of the potato recipe, except for carrots. Somehow they turned out delightful and are now going to be a new “go to” for me. Apologies in advance for the non-professional recipe…I am just an amature attempting to make an occasional yummy dish in the kitchen!

Easy Roasted Carrot Recipe

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOK TIME: 20-30 minutes

SERVINGS: about 3 adults + 1 toddler


  • 2 large organic carrots (this was enough for 3 adult portions and 1 toddler portion)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (maybe a little more if the carrots are not covered)
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • fresh thyme leaves
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese (totally optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper (I swear everything cooks better on parchment paper)
  2. chop carrots (think bite size portions)
  3. In a large bowl add all ingredients except the parmesan cheese. I recommend adding (chopped) carrots first so then you can just sort of ‘coat’ everything. Don’t get too crazy with the salt but shake/sprinkle away with the pepper and thyme.
  4. Once the ingredients are mixed (except the parmesan cheese), transfer to baking sheet. Make sure carrots are not over crowded (they should have a little space between each one)
  5. Before you put carrots in the oven sprinkle a little parmesan cheese and bake for 20-30 minutes (or until soft)
  6. Plate carrots and enjoy!

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