Savor the simplicity and inviting warmth of Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots, ready in 25 minutes. These delightful carrots serve 2-4 and make a superb side dish.
Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots
Delight in the comforting allure of Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots, a straightforward yet sensational dish that’s sure to satisfy. In less than 30 minutes, you can elevate ordinary carrots into a warm, inviting side dish serving 2-4. These carrots roast to perfection, capturing a delightful harmony of natural sweetness and savory garlic flavors. Drizzled with a luscious honey glaze, they epitomize comfort food, perfect for enhancing any meal with warmth and wholesome taste.
Why This Recipe Works
This recipe shines by taking everyday carrots and raising them to a new level. Roasting enhances their inherent sweetness, resulting in a tender, slightly caramelized texture. The honey and garlic glaze amplifies their natural flavors, adding depth. This simple recipe is ideal for busy weeknight dinners or cozy gatherings, offering a harmonious blend of comfort and flavor.
Cook’s Tips for the Best Results
- Opt for fresh, firm carrots with smooth skin for the best texture.
- Avoid overcrowding the baking sheet by arranging carrots in a single layer.
- Tailor the honey and garlic quantities to your taste – more honey for sweetness, more garlic for an extra kick.
- Sprinkle with fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary for a delightful herbal touch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although baby carrots can be used, it’s important to note that larger carrots offer a stronger flavor. If you are using baby carrots, be aware of the cooking time, as they may roast faster.
Recipe Card and Video
- 1 lb (450g) fresh carrots (peeled and cut into sticks)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Fresh herbs (thyme or rosemary) for garnish (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C)
- In a large bowl, combine the carrot sticks, olive oil, minced garlic, honey, salt, and pepper. Thoroughly toss until the carrots are evenly coated.
- Spread the carrots out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Roast for 20-25 minutes, occasionally stirring, until the carrots are tender and have a slight caramelized exterior.
- Remove the Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots from the oven and transfer them to a serving platter. If desired, garnish with fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary. Enjoy the perfectly roasted carrots!