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Roasted Carrots are a healthy, delicious, and easy to make side dish with a slightly crispy interior and sweet and tender inside. Serve with any entree! |

Roasted Carrots

  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Diet: Vegan


These Roasted Carrots are the ideal side dish: they’re healthy, easy to make, and taste so good that you might even forget you’re eating a vegetable. They are sweet and tender with a slightly crispy interior. Plus, seasoned well with simple balsamic herb glaze that adds just the perfect amount balance to naturally sweet carrots.


  • 2 pounds carrots, rinsed and sliced on an angle into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Slice carrots into 1 1/2-inch pieces, cut on an angle. Place the carrots into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, stir together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper until well combined. Pour over the carrots and toss to combine.
  4. Arrange the carrots in a single layer on a large baking sheet and place  into the oven.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes until tender. Note that depending on how thick your carrots are, the roasting time may vary. Thicker carrots will need more time.
  6. Serve warm.


How to store: Place cooled roasted carrots into an airtight container or large Ziploc bag and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

How to reheat: Reheat in the oven at 350℉ for 10-15 minutes, or in the air fryer for 5-10 minutes until heated through. You can also reheat on the stovetop over medium heat until warm, stirring continuously.

How to freeze: Transfer the roasted carrots to a freezer-safe container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Allow the carrots to thaw completely in the refrigerator before reheating, or add directly from frozen to dishes such as soup.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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