We love this easy Roasted Carrots recipe! We’ll share our basic method of roasting carrots in the oven, as well as how to make Cumin Maple Carrots (it’s delicious). Our family loves these flavorful carrots cooked to perfection! Jump to the Roasted Carrots recipe
We roast carrots all the time and have already drizzled these Honey Roasted Carrots with a Simple Tahini Sauce and these Perfectly Roasted Carrots with Parsley Garlic Butter. Roasted carrots are quick to make and perfect ahead of time. This is how our family likes to roast carrots:
how to roast carrots
Roasting carrots in the oven is not much different than roasting other vegetables like winter squash or eggplant.
Use a hot oven. We keep our oven between 400 degrees and 425 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, the carrots will be tender in the center and caramelized around the edges.
Season carrots before grilling. For 1 pound of carrots, we use 1 tablespoon of oil and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Of course you can always add more spices, we do that in our recipe below, but remember that oil and salt are essential for great-tasting carrots.
Grill, stir and grill until done. Carrots usually take about 30 minutes to roast, so I like to pop them in the oven and let them roast untouched for 15 minutes. Then I give them a quick stir and let them finish grilling.
TIP: If you’re grilling veggies, especially these carrots, spread them out in a single layer on the baking sheet. This way they will be roasted evenly and have the opportunity to brown.
Roasted carrots with maple and cumin
Our basic roasted carrot recipe calls for oil, salt, and pepper. Carrots roasted this way are absolutely delicious, but we also have a maple cumin version to share. The maple syrup adds a little sweetness and the cumin adds a smoky, earthy flavor. The combination is delicious.
More Oven Roasted Carrots Recipes: Try honey roasted carrots drizzled with a simple tahini sauce or these perfectly roasted carrots drizzled with parsley garlic butter.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do you roast carrots? Unless your carrots are very thick, roast for 20 to 35 minutes (in a 400°F to 425°F oven). If you’re roasting baby or thinly sliced carrots, check them after 10 minutes to see how they’re doing.
Peel carrots before frying? No, you don’t have to peel the carrots (unless you want to). Instead, scrub the carrots thoroughly with a vegetable scrubber, then follow the recipe as usual.
Can I use baby carrots in this recipe? Yes of course! Follow our recipe guidelines below and check back occasionally to see how they’re doing. If they look like they’ll finish roasting before the times listed in the recipe, take them out early.
What to serve with carrots?
This carrot recipe is quick to make, so we’re going to make it often! Here are some of our family’s favorite side dishes:
Quick and easy roasted carrots
Here’s our easy Roasted Carrots recipe. You can make these carrots in about 30 minutes! Our family loves these flavorful carrots cooked to perfection!
In the recipe below, we share a basic recipe as well as an optional step for roasting carrots with cumin maple syrup (yum!).
Makes 6 servings
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Plain Roasted Carrots
2 pounds carrots, cleaned or peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil or neutral oil like avocado oil
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
maple cumin carrots (optional)
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.
Trim the ends of each carrot, then slice diagonally into 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick slices. When the carrots are roasted, they shrink.
Place the carrot slices, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. If you are making the maple cumin version, now is the time to add the maple syrup and cumin. Toss carrots in bowl until well coated with oil and spices.
Spread the carrots in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Grill 15 minutes, stirring, then continue grilling until carrots are tender and caramelized on edges, another 5 to 10 minutes. (For even more caramelization, grill for an additional 5-10 minutes.)
Advice from Adam and Joanne
- Nutritional Facts: The nutritional values given below are estimates. We use the USDA database to calculate approximate values. The stones include maple syrup and cumin.
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Nutritional value per serving: Part 1 in 6 servings / calories 113 / total fat 5.1g / Saturated Fatty Acids 0.6g / cholesterol 0 mg / sodium 298.8mg / carbohydrates 16.9g / fiber 4.3g / total sugar 9.2g / protein 1.5g
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