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Roasted Carrots with Honey Butter Glaze

These Roasted Carrots with Honey Butter Glaze are so simple to make and taste amazing. Cooked on a pan in the oven then brushed with melted honey butter, they’re slightly sweet but still healthy. This recipe is perfect for special meals like Thanksgiving or as an easy addition to your weeknight dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword #carrots
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 68kcal
Author Taryn Solie

Ingredients

  • 1 lb whole carrots
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp honey butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Take a sheet pan out and cover it with parchment paper (or a silicone mat). Set aside.
  • Clean the carrots by scrubbing them under running water with a clean vegetable brush, then use a large sharp knife and cutting board to cut the carrot tops and any small ends off.
  • Next take a vegetable peeler and peel the skin off the carrots. You can either do this on a cutting board or just over the garbage (which is what I usually do). Peel with a light touch to get a light layer of skin and not peel away too much of the carrot.
  • Put the carrots in a large bowl and drizzle the oil and kosher salt over the carrots. Mix them up (with your hand or utensil) until the carrots are well covered with oil and salt. Place them on the sheet pan lined with parchment paper and spread them out so they’re not touching. Put them in the oven and set the time for 20 minutes.
  • Once the timer goes off, take the pan out of the oven and roll the carrots around a bit so they they brown evenly. Place the sheet pan back into the oven and set the timer for another 15 minutes. Take the pan out when the timer goes off and rotate the carrots one more time. Place them in the oven for the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  • When the timer goes off, take the sheet pan out of the oven and turn the oven off. Insert a sharp knife into the carrots to make sure they're done - if there's no resistance, they carrots are cooked all the way through. Heat the honey butter in a small microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 10 seconds (or until it’s melted). Brush the honey butter evenly onto the carrots with a pastry brush (or other utensil), then serve!

Notes

To make the honey butter, whip together a stick of butter with 1/3 cup of honey and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. For further instructions, check out this recipe for whipped honey butter.
Don't skip turning the carrots! If you don't turn them, they'll get burnt on one side. Turning them helps them brown evenly.
Don't forget to wash your hands before you start! Use soap and warm water and wash for 20 seconds (as recommended by The Partnership for Food Safety Education).
You'll also want to sanitize any kitchen surfaces you'll be using (both before and after cooking the recipe). You can do this by making a solution of 3/4 teaspoon bleach in 1 quart of water. Clean your surface of any debris first using soapy water, then rinse with clear water. Finally, apply the diluted bleach solution and let air dry.

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 12688IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg