Caramelized Roasted Carrots

Caramelized Roasted Carrots
The Spruce
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Tired of boring side dishes? This is a universally popular dish that both adults and children will love.

Carrots are tossed with melted butter, brown sugar, and pepper before being roasted until soft and caramelized.

This is a perfect side dish to accompany roast chicken or beef. It could also be served with a chickpea salad and couscous as part of a vegetarian meal. Either way, do not expect any leftovers!

What You'll Need

  • 1 bunch carrots (peeled)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • black pepper, to taste
  • salt to taste (sea salt flakes preferred)
  • Garnish: parsley or coriander

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 360 F (180 C).
  2. Slice the larger carrots into two length-wise so that all the pieces are roughly the same size. You may need to quarter extra large carrots.
  3. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and arrange carrots neatly on the tray, making sure they don’t overlap.
  4. Brush melted butter onto the carrots lightly with a silicon pastry brush and then sprinkle them with brown sugar before giving them a good grind of black pepper to finish.
  1. Bake in the oven for around 25 minutes or until soft and beginning to brown.
  2. Sprinkle with crushed sea salt flakes and garnish with parsley or coriander.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 77
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 98 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)