Roasted Carrots

multi colored roasted carrots on a baking sheet
Category: Easter / Spring
Published Date: 03/24/2022
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I happen to have children who love vegetables. All vegetables. Even brussel sprouts. But I know that a lot of parents struggle to get their kids to eat vegetables, so this one is for you. Roasted carrots are pretty, slightly sweet, and probably one of my favorite of all the roasted vegetables.

I grew up eating a lot of steamed and boiled veggies and up until a few years ago, it’s pretty much all I made for my kids. Just add a little butter and salt and they were ready in just a few minutes. But after I started roasting brussel sprouts on a pretty regular basis, I realized that when it comes to roasted vegetables, the skies are the limit.

lots of different colored carrots on a baking sheet
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You can make roasted carrots with regular orange carrots. I happened to find a bag of multi-colored carrots at my local Earth Fare and knew that they would be perfect for roasting. The different colors taste pretty much the same, though I do find that the other colors are a tad bit sweeter.

What I love most about this roasted carrots recipe is how very easy they are to make. You only need four ingredients and a few minutes. You will spend most of your time peeling the carrots. The oven does the rest of the work. If you have kids that are old enough or a husband who wants to help – have them peel the carrots for you.

I like to leave my roasted carrots whole. You can also chop them up into smaller pieces. Or if you are running short on time, you can buy a bag of pre-peeled baby carrots or carrot sticks. If you do choose to cut them, I recommend putting them in a large bowl and pouring the avocado oil on top. Toss them in the bowl. That will help you to make sure that every piece is coated. I don’t sprinkle the salt and pepper on until they are on the baking sheet. That way I can make sure that they all get pretty even spices.

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multi colored carrots cooked in the oven
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If you decide to leave your carrots whole when you roast them, I have a little tip. After you peel all of the carrots, lay them out on a baking sheet. Then, use a basting brush and brush each carrot (both sides) with avocado oil. Then you can sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides as well.

I use Himalayan pink salt, but you can use any salt that you prefer. Salt and pepper are really the only two spices you need, but you can add garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme. It’s really up to you.

I love these roasted carrots as a side dish for Easter, but you can make them all year long.

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I’ve tried to show the steps in the photos above for you, to make it a bit easier to make these roasted carrots.

  1. Peel carrots and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  2. Using a basting brush, brush avocado oil on both sides of each carrot.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper all over one side of the carrots.
  4. Turn the carrots over and sprinkle salt and pepper on that side as well.
  5. Roast in the oven at 425º for 30-40 minutes, flipping over onto the other side halfway through.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped parsley (optional) and serve warm.
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lots of different colored carrots
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ROASTED CARROTS

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multi colored roasted carrots with parsley
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Roasted Carrots


  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

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These roasted carrots are caramelized, sweet and perfect as a side dish or snack. With only a few ingredients, they are easy to make and a hit with all ages.


Ingredients

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  • 2lbs carrots, peeled
  • 2 TBSP avocado oil
  • Himalayan salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Peel carrots and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Using a basting brush, brush avocado oil on both sides of each carrot.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper all over one side of the carrots.
  • Turn the carrots over and sprinkle salt and pepper on that side as well.
  • Roast in the oven at 425º for 30-40 minutes, flipping over onto the other side halfway through.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley (optional) and serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Method: Roasted

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These roasted carrots are caramelized, sweet and perfect as a side dish or snack. With only a few ingredients, they are easy to make and a hit with all ages.
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These roasted carrots are caramelized, sweet and perfect as a side dish or snack. With only a few ingredients, they are easy to make and a hit with all ages.
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  1. Wow! I haven’t tried any other color of carrots other than orange, I am so eager to see the purple one!

  2. I love roasted veggies too! It’s nice how your roasted carrots turned out very creative with these varieties of colors! aside from the yumminess, it’s very pleasing to the eyes too! Gotta make some of this over the weekend too.

  3. Wow….this is my first time seeing carrots in this light and image! I hope they still taste the same. Thanks for sharing your recipe on them.

  4. I love how quick and easy as well as versatile roasted carrots are and these ones look delicious!!

    Laura x

  5. These colorful roasted carrots are looking so attractive. I hope fussy eater kids will be attracted towards this for the colour. Great recipe.

  6. I’ve never thought of roasted carrots would be a thing. This is interesting. Thank you for sharing

  7. I love roasted carrots, but yours looks much prettier than mine. And I’m sure they taste better with avocado oil!

  8. Nothing screams spring like rainbow carrots! It’s such a pretty side dish and so easy to make too!

  9. I love the subtle flavors of the multi toned carrots and they make a beautiful side dish for Easter!

  10. I think that this is such a festive side dish. It would be awesome to have all these colorful carrots for our Easter family dinner.

  11. I am a big fan of roasted carrots so am definitely going to make these! I love how using rainbow carrots elevates the appearance of the dish too!

  12. oh wow! I never thought there are colored carrots, my first time! I love this! Healthy and easy to prepare!

  13. I love carrots whether they are raw or roasted. I normally use olive oil. I would like a change though so will give avocado oil a try x

  14. These carrots look amazing! I’m going to have to try to find some colorful ones like these. This looks so good.

  15. These roasted carrots look amazing. With them not being just ordinary orange carrots it gives them an extra special appeal. I am sure my family would love them.

  16. I grew up eating a lot of steamed and boiled vegetables too and carrots are a lot of them. I’d love to try this too!

  17. I love roasted carrots but mine usually don’t come out as great as they should, my husband has the nack of them, I will try this and surprise the family

  18. Carrots are our favorite veggies! I need to try roasting them soon, bring out the flavors. Thanks for this.

  19. oh, those are all carrots? Wow, I thought the others were turnips and beets! It looks good, though, and I love a good vegetable roast any time.

  20. I love that carrots come in so many beautiful colors. I really need to make this recipe – it looks and sounds delish!

  21. These roasted carrots came out perfect! I can’t wait to share them on Easter with the family.

  22. The carrot is one of the useful vegetable. It is delicious already but i think roested version should be more delicious.

  23. I love that you used all these different colored carrots. This dish is as pretty as it is delicious!

  24. Ooo they look so beautiful and tasty in multi colours like this! I never used avocado oil before, thanks for the top tip!

  25. I am making this tonight. I have a bunch of carrots I need to cook and my favorite to eat them is cooked and not row. Thanks for sharing.