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Roasting is my favorite way to prepare veggies, so I wasn’t surprised by how much I loved this Oven Roasted Carrots Recipe.  They are not only easy to make, they are delicious too.

Roasted carrots on a platter
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Vegetable side dishes always make the perfect side to many of our meals. If you love roasting vegetables as much as we do, also try Oven Roasted Squash, Parmesan Roasted Zucchini Recipe, How to Roast Acorn Squash and Roasted Red Potatoes.

You may also love Crock Pot Glazed Carrots Recipe or if you prefer something sweeter (like with brown sugar), try Sweet Glazed Carrots. These are so easy because you just throw them in the crock pot.

We also love Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe and Delicious Roasted Green Beans for a quick and easy side that the entire family will love. Everyone also loves these Grilled Green Beans.

Why Make this Recipe:

I promise these oven baked carrots are simple to make. The easy side dish recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner and I love to serve them at holidays too.

Only 3 ingredients are needed for this easy side dish recipe. I love easy recipes that as few as ingredients as possible. It keeps the cost down too which is always an added bonus.


Baby Carrots, olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Baby Carrots
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

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Variations Ideas:

  • Carrots – Use whole carrots instead of baby carrots.  Peel carrots and cut them into smaller pieces for a faster cook time but otherwise they should taste the same as the baby carrots.
  • Seasoning – Add your favorite fresh herbs to this roasted carrots recipe to adjust the flavor to your preference. We have added in fresh parsley, oregano, and thyme.
  • Add Honey – Add 2 tablespoons of honey to make honey roasted carrots if you prefer sweeter carrots.
  • Oil – Use your favorite cooking oil.  I used olive oil in this recipe, but any cooking oil would work.

Step by Step Instructions: 

Cut the carrots on the cutting board with a knife

Step 1 – First preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then lay out the carrots and cut them into quarters so you have sticks. This makes them cook faster and makes them easier to eat for the kids.

Placing the carrots on a foil lined baking sheet

Step 2 – Next line a baking sheet with foil (if you want) and spray with nonstick spray.  I prefer to line the sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy clean up. Place the carrots on a single layer on the covered baking sheet.

Drizzling oil on the carrots

Step 3 – Then drizzle the olive oil over the carrots on the sheet pan and season liberally with salt and pepper.

Adding the seasoning to the carrots

Step 4 – Lastly, toss to coat the carrots with the oil and seasonings.

  • Step 5 – Then roast in the oven for about 20-22 minutes until the carrots are tender or the softness that you prefer.

Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Carrots – Cut the carrots in about the same size pieces. This ensures that the carrots cook evenly.
  • Baking Sheet – Line the baking sheets with foil to prevent the carrots from sticking to the pan and for easy clean up.
  • Combining Ingredients – Toss the carrots with oil and seasoning to fully coat the carrots for so much flavor.
Roasted carrots on a baking sheet with a serving on a wooden spoon

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Store the leftover roasted carrots in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. We think they taste even better the next day.

How to Reheat:

Reheat the leftovers in the microwave in 30 second intervals until heated thoroughly.

Roasted carrots on a baking sheet with a serving on a spoon

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Oven Roasted Carrots

5 from 3 votes
Try this Easy Roasted Carrots Recipe that your entire family will love. We love easy side dishes and this one is inexpensive too. The carrots are so tender!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 47


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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Peel the carrots and cut them into carrot sticks.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil (if you want) and spray with nonstick spray.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the carrots.
  • Season liberally with salt and pepper. Toss the carrots around with your hands to coat the carrots.
  • Spread out on the cookie sheet. Roast for about 20 minutes until the carrots are tender.

Recipe Notes

Easy roasted carrots recipe even the kids will love!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 47kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Fat 2g, Sodium 59mg, Potassium 179mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 10425IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 24mg, Iron 0.7mg

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