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Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe

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Looking for a new delicious and nutritious veggie side? This honey glazed carrots recipe is it! Not only is it incredibly simple to make, but it has delicious natural sweet flavors that work with so many main dishes. The carrots are tossed in a honey, butter, and thyme mixture and roasted until tender crisp. One bite and I’m sure you’ll love this roasted carrots recipe as much as we do.

Serve with your favorite main dish, the flavors work with a variety of proteins.

Roasted carrots in a dish with fresh thyme

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

What You’ll Love About Honey Glazed Carrots

  • Natural sweetness
  • Delicious way to cook carrots
  • Easy to make
  • Just 10 minutes prep
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Versatile side that works with many main dishes
Honey glazed carrots with fresh thyme.

Ingredients

  • Carrots – Use whole, unpeeled carrots for best flavor. If you prefer to use baby carrots, you certainly can and it will save you a few minutes, but I think whole carrots have the best flavor so that’s what I recommend using. If you can find rainbow carrots, they would make a beautiful side!
  • Butter – Use high-quality butter for best flavor.
  • Honey – Use your favorite honey. If you prefer more savory roasted carrots, you can cut down on the amount of honey you use. You could start with 1-2 tablespoons honey. You could also use maple syrup if you prefer or if you will be feeding this to kiddos under one.
  • Garlic – Use fresh garlic cloves for best flavor or use frozen or jarred garlic for a shortcut.
  • Thyme – We’re using both dried and fresh thyme in these honey roasted glazed carrots. Fresh herbs add a beautiful color and flavor, but you could also skip the fresh garnish if you prefer!
  • Sea salt and black pepper
Ingredients to make roasted carrots recipe.

How to Make Roasted Carrots

This is an overview on how to make oven roasted carrots, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Prep. Preheat oven and peel carrots. Slice them in half lengthwise. Depending on the size, you may need to cut in half both ways. You’ll want them about 4-5 inches long.
Season. Melt butter in a large bowl and stir in honey, garlic, thyme, salt, and black pepper.
Bowl with melted butter, thyme, honey, and garlic.
Toss carrots. Add carrots to butter honey glaze mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to baking sheet in a single layer.
Sliced carrots in glass bowl with honey glaze
Roast carrots. Bake glazed carrots until fork-tender, being careful to not overcook.
Roasted carrots on a sheet pan before baking.
Roasted carrots with honey glaze and thyme on a sheet pan.

FAQs

How do you intensify carrot flavor?

Roasting carrots and highlighting their natural sweet flavor is a great way to intensify carrot flavor.

Do carrots get soft when cooked?

Yes, carrots are crunchy while raw and will definitely soften up when they are cooked. Be careful to not cook them TOO much or they will get mushy.

Storage Instructions

Store honey roasted carrot leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

How do you reheat honey carrots?

Reheat carrots in a 350 degree F or the microwave until heated through, being careful to not overcook or the carrots will get mushy. You can also eat them cold or at room temperature.

Honey glazed carrots with fresh thyme.

What to Serve with Honey Glazed Carrots

This honey glazed carrot recipe is a great side to a main dish or your favorite protein. Here are a few to try:

How to Feed Roasted Carrots to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in.

I would recommend serving a very thin sliver of a carrot in a pinch bowl (taster bowl) if it’s a new or learning-to-like it food. Roasted carrots are great for younger eaters, but babies can’t have honey until they are over one!

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Bowl of roasted carrots with fresh thyme.

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Roasted carrots in a dish with fresh thyme

Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe

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Description

Bring out the natural sweetness with this honey glazed carrots recipe, you’ve never tasted such delicious roasted carrots! 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 lbs. carrots
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • thyme sprigs for garnish


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash and peel carrots and slice lengthwise. Depending on the size, you may need to cut in half both ways. You’ll want them about 4-5 inches long.  
  3. Melt butter in a large bowl and then add honey, garlic, dried thyme, sea salt, and black pepper. Whisk together until combined.
  4. Add carrots to honey butter mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Transfer carrots to a large baking sheet and roast for 20-30 minutes, until carrots are tender crisp.
  6. Garnish with fresh thyme.


Keywords: honey glazed carrots, honey glazed carrots recipe, roasted carrots

Recipe, food styling and photography by Clara-Jane Photography.

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