Oven roasted carrots is an easy to make side dish that needs just a few minutes to prep. Fresh carrots tossed with Olive Oil, garlic, salt and pepper and then roasted in the oven until tender.
Easy Oven Roasted Carrots
If you are looking for a super simple side dish recipe then you are going to love these oven roasted carrots. They are probably the easiest side dish you will ever make. Simple and easy side dishes are very much welcomed in our house, especially during a holiday meal cooking or a busy week night.
I am not sure why I have stayed away from sharing the easy side dish recipes I make all the time here on the blog. I guess maybe they were common recipes that everyone probably already made as well. I have learned from people asking me about side dishes that I need to share the easy ones, that are also totally delicious, like these oven roasted carrots.
These savory roasted carrots pair perfectly with just about any main dish you are serving, so keeping carrots on hand for this easy side dish is something we always do.
Best Carrots to use for oven roasted carrots
You can really use any carrots for making these savory carrots, I like to have our food look pretty so I use a combination of orange, purple and white carrots.
Do you peel carrots before roasting?
I prefer to peel (and wash) my carrots before roasting them. They have a cleaner appearance when they are done cooking, however it is not a must to peel them. If you are not peeling them it is important that you do clean them well and make sure that you get any dirt off of them before cooking them.
How long to roast carrots?
Roast carrots for 18-20 minutes at 425ºF. Roast them in the oven until they are browning and tender. Carrots need to be roasted at a high temperature so they caramelize. When you can pierce them with a fork you will know they are done cooking.
Can I Use Baby Carrots?
You can use baby carrots and make roasted baby carrots, however because they are smaller start checking to see if they are done cooking at the 15 minute mark.
How Long do Roasted Carrots last?
If stored properly roasted carrots will keep for 3-5 days after cooking them. Once they are done cooking, allow them to cool and then store in the fridge in an airtight container.
Easy Oven Roasted Carrots Ingredients
- Fresh raw carrots
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
How to Make Easy Oven Roasted Carrots
Preheat oven to 425ºF.
Wash and peel the carrots if you are peeling them.
Place the carrots on a sheet pan lined with tin foil or in a large cast-iron pan.
Drizzle the oil over all the carrots.
Sprinkle the garlic, salt, and pepper over and toss them to make sure they are well coated.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, until tender.
Easy Side Dish Recipes
- Cheesy Potato Casserole
- Lemon Roasted Asparagus
- Green beans with bacon
- Cheesy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- Pearl Onions In Cream Sauce
- Apple Cider Roast Brussel Sprouts
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower
- Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
Easy Oven Roasted Carrots
- Preheat oven to 425ºF.
- Wash and peel the carrots if you are peeling them.
- Place the carrots on a sheet pan lined with tin foil or in a large cast-iron pan.
- Drizzle the oil over all the carrots.
- Sprinkle the garlic, salt, and pepper over and toss them to make sure they are well coated.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until tender.