Roasting carrots brings out their sweetness, which is enhanced further with a tangy balsamic and maple glaze. Serve them straight-up for an easy weeknight side dish or garnish with chopped hazelnuts for holiday meals and dinner parties.

Marianne Williams
Source:, May 2019


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Whisk vinegar, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon oil in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Combine carrots, salt and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl; toss to coat. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Roast the carrots until starting to brown and almost tender but not completely cooked through, 16 to 18 minutes. Drizzle the balsamic mixture over the carrots, and, using a spatula, toss to coat completely. Continue roasting until the carrots are tender and glazed, about 5 minutes more. Sprinkle with toasted hazelnuts, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 15.6g 5% DV; dietary fiber 3.2g 13% DV; sugars 9.6g; fat 7.3g 11% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; vitamin a iu 18944.3IU 379% DV; vitamin c 6.7mg 11% DV; folate 21.5mcg 5% DV; calcium 44.8mg 5% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 15.6mg 6% DV; potassium 382.5mg 11% DV; sodium 226mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV; added sugar 3g.