Oven Roasted Baby Carrots with Garlic

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5 from 3 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Oven Roasted Baby Carrots with Garlic are a sumptuous side dish that is so full of flavor it will make you appreciate carrots in a whole new way. The roasting process just takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness

Oven Roasted Baby Carrots with Garlic in a white serving dish.

Oven Roasted Baby Carrots with Garlic are fancy enough to serve for Thanksgiving dinner and easy enought hat you can make with any weeknight meal.

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What We Love About This Recipe

These oven roasted carrots work because they are one of those fragrant recipes that make your mouth water as they roast. The tantalizing smell of the roasted garlic along with the spices will draw your family into the kitchen.

  • 30 Minute Meal: It just takes 30 minutes, uses minimal ingredients and does not require a lot of attention.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the fridge.
  • Family Friendly: These fork tender carrots are a hit due to their natural sweetness and the deep roasted flavor.
AS close up on the carrots.

Ingredient Notes

  • Baby Carrots: Or matchstick size carrot pieces.
  • Butter: A butter alternative such as extra virgin olive oil can also be great.
  • Garlic: fresh garlic that has been minced.
  • All Purpose Blend: The recipe is here or use your favorite seasoning blend.
Carrots before peeling and chopping.

Equipment Needed

  • Rimmed Baking Sheet
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Measuring Spoon

How to Make Oven Roasted Baby Carrots

These are the basic steps for making Roasted Baby Carrots. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Peeled and sliced carrots.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Then, cut your carrots into matchstick sized pieces. Next, arrange in a single layer on a aluminum foil or parchment paper lined sheet pan. Next, place butter and garlic in a microwave safe dish and microwave until the butter is melted.

STEP 2: POUR

Sprinkle the mixture over the carrots and top with the all purpose seasoning and toss to coat.

STEP 3: ROAST

Finally, roast until tender and slightly golden.

Prep and Storage Tips for this Baby Carrots Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Truly, there is no pep involved in this recipe, as you are using already peeled and cut baby carrots. If you decide to use regular carrots then you can prepare them 3 to 4 days in advance and keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store leftover roasted carrots in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Of course, place in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to three months. Make sure that they have cooled completely

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat in a 400 degree oven for about 5 minutes or until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Oven Roasted Carrots

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Really, this is a very healthy recipe. However, you can replace the butter with a dairy free substitute or with a healthy oil such as Avocado oil.

HOW DO YOU GET PERFECT ROAST VEGETABLES?

No one likes roasted vegetables when parts are raw and parts are too charred. But there are a few tips and tricks to having a good experience when roasting vegetables, see the tricks  here.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, if you are making this recipe for couples night then half it or if you are making for Easter dinner then double or even triple the recipe.

Oven Roasted Baby Carrots with Garlic in a white serving dish.

Expert Tips for Making This Garlic Roasted Carrots Recipe

  • Variations: Mix up your Carrots with white, yellow and purple varieties.
  • Experiment with Different Fresh Herbs: Chopped parsley, fresh thyme or even a hint of heat from red pepper flakes.
  • Like them Sweeter: Add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup!
  • Vegan: How about Olive oil instead of butter. This recipe is already gluten free.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Make these roasted baby carrots in the air fryer, it works great. Cook at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes.
  • Parchment: For easy clean-up always use parchment or foil.

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Oven Roasted Baby Carrots with Garlic in a white serving dish.
5 from 3 votes

Oven Roasted Baby Carrots with Garlic

Yield: 4 people
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Oven Roasted Baby Carrots with Garlic are a sumptuous side dish that are so full of flavor it will make you appreciate carrots in a whole new way. The roasting process just takes them to a whole new level of delectableness. 
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups matchstick sized carrots, baby carrots can be used too
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend, or salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut carrots into matchstick sized pieces and arrange on foil lined baking sheet.
  • Place butter in a microwave safe bowl; add garlic.
  • Microwave butter and garlic for 30 seconds, or until butter is completely melted.
  • Pour melted butter and garlic over carrots.
  • Add House Seasoning Blend; toss to coat.
  • Roast for 25 minutes or until carrots are tender and slightly golden.

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Expert Tips

  • Variations: Mix up your Carrots with white, yellow and purple varieties.
  • Experiment with Different Fresh Herbs: Chopped parsley, fresh thyme or even a hint of heat from red pepper flakes.
  • Like them Sweeter: Add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup!
  • Vegan: How about Olive oil instead of butter. This recipe is already gluten free.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Make these roasted baby carrots in the air fryer, it works great. Cook at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes.
  • Parchment: For easy clean-up always use parchment or foil.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 782mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 13676IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute, carrots, easy side dish

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