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September 19, 2023

Roasted Carrots

Simply the best version of a carrot, we suggest a straightforward preparation and a quick roast in a hot oven.


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Photography by Gayle McLeod

A Roasted Carrot Recipe To Make You a Veggie Hero

It sounds simple enough (and it is!) but roasting carrots is a preparation we sometimes overlook when making our dinner plans. This recipe for roasted carrots only asks you to peel, cut, and toss carrots in oil and seasoning before putting them briefly in a hot oven. In return, you get deliciously sweet roasted carrots in the oven, hot and ready to serve in about fifteen minutes.

carrots, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley in bowls to make roasted carrots

Why Are Roasted Carrots So Good?

We ask ourselves the same thing every time we make oven roasted carrots! They are such an easy and delicious preparation for the beloved carrot. Once roasted, carrots develop a sweetness and a lovely caramelization that underscores their natural appeal. Not only do roasted carrots taste fabulous, they are so good for you! We get so much from one simple vegetable–vitamin a, beta-carotene, and fiber to name a few of our favorite things. So do like Bugs Bunny, and eat some carrots, your bones will thank you. While the oven is going you might as well roast some other veggies like Cauliflower, Broccoli or Onions.

raw carrots tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder on a baking sheet ready to be baked
carrots tossed in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic pepper then roasted in the oven and sprinkled with parsley

How To Roast Carrots

A few tips and tricks for roasting carrots:

  1. Should you peel carrots before roasting? We peel our carrots before roasting, which is purely a matter of preference. If you don’t peel, make sure to give them a good scrub. Once peeled, quarter and cut the carrots.

  2. Spread the carrots onto a baking sheet, drizzle with oil and seasonings and give them a good toss.

  3. How long to roast carrots? You’ll see the carrots turn golden after 15-20 minutes in a 425°F oven. You can check for tenderness by piercing a carrot with a fork.

  4. Toss carrots with freshly chopped parsley and serve hot!

roasted carrots on a baking sheet seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder sprinkled with parsley
roasted carrots on a baking sheet seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder sprinkled with parsley

What To Cook With This Roasted Carrots Recipe To Make It a Meal

When we think of roasted carrots, we think of a table set with a classic Sunday dinner spread. You could plan on preparing this roast carrots in oven recipe with our Spatchcocked Roast Chicken with Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Bacon, a big bowl of The Kale Salad, and serve it all with a basket of Herby Rhodes Rolls on the side. Oh, and Crispy Smashed Potatoes are always a good idea!!

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roasted carrots on a baking sheet seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder sprinkled with parsley

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Roasted Carrots

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:  10 min
  • Cook Time:  20 min
  • Calories: 141


  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled, quartered and cut into 3 inch pieces
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. With a rack in the center position.

  2. Spread carrots out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss to combine and spread carrots out into a single layer.

  3. Bake in the oven until the carrots are golden and tender, about 15-20 minutes.

  4. Toss with fresh parsley. Transfer the carrots to a serving platter and serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories141
  • Protein1 g
  • Carbohydrates15 g
  • Total Fat10 g
  • Dietary Fiber4 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • sodium253 mg
  • Total Sugars7 g

Roasted Carrots

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  • Vladimir

    What a discovery! And on a budget, this is now a family staple. Who knew a carrot can taste so good with simple ingredients.

    Thanks Vladimir, so happy your family loves them!

  • Alana

    Loved it! Very easy healthy side, will be making again

    Thanks Alana!

  • Lise

    oh my gosh, it's the second time i've roasted these. The first was at. chritmas which was a beautiful color our table! they delicious... i also used different colored carrots, deep purple, parsnip like colored type carrots, and of course the orange ones! yum!

    Thanks Lise, glad you love them!

  • Jenn

    These are very good! I usually cooked mine with just salt. Love the extra flavors here and the fresh parsley is a delicious touch.

    Thanks Jenn, happy you loved them!