How To Oven Roast Carrots

How To Oven Roast Carrots: oven roasted carrots are quick and easy, only 4 ingredients, deliciously tender and caramelized, great side dish.

how to oven roast carrots

Wondering how to oven roast carrots?  These easy oven roasted carrots are a great side dish with almost anything.  Serve these with a holiday meal, or just as part of an everyday weeknight dinner.  They cook in about 20 minutes, depending on how large you cut them, so they’re quite quick to make.

Only Four Ingredients

They’re also supper easy.  Just four simple ingredients: 

  • carrots
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

They’re pretty fool proof, and I’m sure once you try them, they’ll make it into your standard weekly rotation.

roasted carrots

Why Roasted?

There’s lots of ways to make delicious carrots, but what I love best about this easy recipe is that roasting the carrots at a high heat brings our their natural sweetness and causes them to caramelize.  To make sure they caramelize nicely, be sure not to over crowd the pan, since they release a little liquid while they cook, and we don’t want them to steam in their own juices.  The other key to a nice caramalization is to use a high heat, to add lots of nice colour.

oven roasted carrot recipe

Other Variations on How To Oven Roast Carrots

Love sweet carrots?  Feel free to add a few tablespoons of honey before roasting for sweet honey roasted carrots. 

how to oven roast carrots

You can also add your favourite herbs to this dish, but personally, I love them with plain old salt and pepper.


If you have any leftovers, which I never seem to, store them in the fridge in an airtight container and reheat in the microwave.

Yield: 4 servings

How To Oven Roast Carrots

how to oven roast carrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes 20 seconds
Total Time 35 minutes 20 seconds


  • 2 lbs carrots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Peel your carros, and cut into carrot sticks. Try and make your carrots around the same size so that they'll cook evenly.
  2. Place the carrots sticks on a baking sheet, and add the olive oil. Toss or stir to evenly cover the carrot sticks with oil. Sprinke with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook at 400 degrees, for around 20-25 minutes until they are tender, and slightly caramalized. Turn the carrots with a spacula half way through cooking. Enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 422mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

oven roasted carrot recipe

We enjoyed our oven roast carrots as part of our recent Frozen themed dinner and movie night -read all about here.  They’re the perfect side dish for almost any dinner, but we loved them with our Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes.

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