Honey Garlic Carrots are so sweet and delicious that your family will be begging you to make them! They’re a welcome addition to any meal!
Glazed roasted carrots are sweet and savory with a touch of honey and garlic they are full of flavor and perfectly cooked with a slight tenderness and freshness. You can slide them in the oven while you make roast chicken, a juicy meatloaf, or any other main dish.
Roasted Carrots are easy to make ahead of time in case you need all your oven space, and then just pop them in to warm them up again before serving.
Other Recipes to Serve with Garlic Roasted Carrots
- Best Classic Meatloaf – tender and juicy meatloaf is hearty and perfect for colder months or comfort food dinners, full of flavor and a classic family favorite.
- Crock Pot Pork Roast – it doesn’t get much better than coming home to a delicious roast already cooked and ready to go, and cooking it in the crockpot means you can use the oven for your carrots and rolls without a problem.
Carrots: I prefer standard-sized carrots for this recipe. They’re sweet and delicious when roasted (even without honey). If you have baby carrots on hand, they’re okay to use too.
Olive Oil: I like using olive oil for roasting vegetables because it has a higher smoke point.
Seasoning: Salt, pepper, and garlic powder – that’s it. We’re keeping it simple so that yummy carrot flavor comes through.
Honey: A touch of honey adds another level of sweetness to these carrots that’s SO good!
How to Make Garlic Roasted Carrots
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and peel and trim the carrots. Then cut the carrots into pieces on the bias so they look fancy. Toss the carrots in the seasoning and olive oil and arrange them in an oven-safe skillet or on a sheet pan.
STEP TWO: Roast for 30 minutes, then turn the carrots and add honey and make sure they are all coated and return to finish roasting.
Tips for Success
- Make sure all your carrots are the same size when cutting. Keeping the pieces uniform will ensure even cooking as they roast.
- Spread out the carrots as much as possible before roasting. If they’re over lapping, that’s okay. You may need a little more time to cook them though.
- Try not to open your oven while roasting.When you open the oven you’re letting the heat out and you want evenc ooking temperature the whole way.
- If your oven has hot spots, rotate the pan to turn the carrots. This will help with even cooking as well.
What is the difference between glazed carrots and roasted carrots?
Glazed means there is some kind of sugary/sweet coating on the carrots. Roasted carrots are carrots cooked in the oven, usually at high temperatures or for a good length of time. This carrot recipe is both roasted and glazed!
Why are my carrots so dry?
If your roasted carrots are coming out dry it’s most likely one of two things that happened. They were over-cooked or not using enough oil was used to coat the carrots.
While it’s great to cut back on butter and oils for your diet, these carrots do need a good coating to keep them cooking properly in the oven.
Other Roasted Vegetable Recipes:
- Garlic Roasted Broccoli
- Parmesan Truffle Roasted Potatoes
- Roasted Asparagus
- Roasted Acorn Squash
- Roasted Corn and Quinoa Salad
This post originally published on 03/18/2014.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Peel the carrots and remove the ends. Use a sharp knife to diagonally cut the carrots into 1-inch pieces. (This makes them look fancy.)
- Place carrots in a large oven-safe skillet or onto a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil until completely coated.
- Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Then use your hands to rub the seasoning all over the carrots.
- Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir the carrots. Then drizzle honey all over the top.
- Place the pan back in the oven and roast for an additional 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven once the carrots are tender and sprinkle with chopped parsley for garnish if desired.