Honey roasted carrots are tossed in a sweet honey and herb sauce for a quick and easy side dish recipe. This healthy, easy, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian roasted carrots recipe is a simple side dish recipe that has over 500% of your Vitamin A daily requirement!
Honey Roasted Carrots to Get Out of Your Side Dish Rut
Coming up with a side dish to eat for dinner can sometimes be overwhelming.
As much as we try to get creative, we all have our go-to side dishes that we make on a weekly basis.
Sometimes all it takes is a twist on an old classic to really up your side-dish game. Like in this honey roasted carrots recipe!
Roasted Carrots Recipe – From Boring to Fab!
Unlike these Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Carrots that are made with a bit more sugar than you may want on your typical weeknight, this roasted carrots recipe uses just a bit of honey and a bunch of fresh herbs.
Fresh herbs such as rosemary and thyme are a great way to add an extra touch of flavor without loading up the dish with a ton of extra calories.
Lastly, roasting these carrots in the oven gives them a perfectly crisp exterior and brings out all of the natural sweetness in the carrots.
Getting excited about roasting your vegetables now? Be sure to check out this Honey Oven Roasted Broccoli recipe for a bit more side-dishpiration!
OK, let’s dive into how to roast carrots!
How to Roast Carrots
Now that you’ve got your honey and herb sauce mixed up, what is the best way to make oven roasted carrots?
As you will see in the honey roasted carrots recipe below, we cook the carrots by:
- Placing all of the carrots on a large baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
- Baking the carrots in a 400 degree oven for 24-28 minutes.
Feel free to adjust the time in the oven to get your carrots to your desired tenderness.
Honey Roasted Carrots Passed the Seconds Test
Oftentimes when we have friends over for dinner I like to see if recipes pass the “seconds test.”
Nonchalantly I will take note of which new recipes get devoured on their plates first as well as which dishes our friends go back for seconds on.
Today, I am happy to report that both these Parmesan Zucchini Fries and this Honey Roasted Carrots recipe passed the “seconds test” with both my hubby and our good friend, Matt.
Let me know how they do in your house!!
Holidays or Weeknight Dinners
What’s so great about this honey roasted carrots recipe is that it works for busy weeknights or even special occasions such as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and Easter lunch.
Make it for a holiday side dish or enjoy it on a normal weeknight!
How Can You Evolve this Honey Roasted Carrots Recipe?
While this oven roasted carrots recipe is already gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, Paleo, and low-carb, there are a few ways you can change it up:
- Use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey for a vegan variation.
- Substitute liquid stevia for the honey if on a strictly keto or Whole30 diet.
- Use whatever herbs you have on hand! Rosemary is by far the best, but dried thyme, basil, and oregano all work wonderfully.
Honey Roasted Carrots Recipe with Herbs
Honey roasted carrots are tossed in a sweet honey and herb sauce for a quick and easy side dish recipe. Learn how to make roasted carrots with only a few simple ingredients.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine oil, honey, herbs, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Place carrots in a large bowl and add honey-herb sauce. Toss until well combined.
- Bake in preheated oven for 24-28 minutes. Top with fresh parsley and enjoy!