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Roasting brings out the inherent sweetness in carrots--but add a little maple syrup and butter and you have a caramelized vegetable your kids (and you!) will actually want to eat seconds of.

EatingWell.com, January 2018


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
35 mins

What Is the Best Temperature for Roasting Carrots?

The best technique for roasting vegetables is to roast them at higher temperatures. When you roast vegetables at higher temperatures, the natural sugars caramelize until they're browned and crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. For this recipe, we recommend roasting the carrots at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes until tender. For more tips, check out our vegetable roasting guide.

What Type of Pan Should I Use for Roasting?

For the best results, use a large rimmed baking sheet for roasting. When roasting the carrots, they should be in a single layer with some space around each. This allows air to circulate around them so that they brown evenly. Overcrowding the carrots will steam them instead of roasting them.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Stir carrots, butter, maple syrup, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Spread evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast, stirring once, until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with chives, if desired.


Large rimmed baking sheet

To make ahead

Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup
98 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 15.4g; dietary fiber 3.2g; sugars 9.4g; fat 4.1g; saturated fat 2.5g; cholesterol 10.2mg; vitamin a iu 19077.6IU; vitamin c 6.9mg; folate 22mcg; calcium 46.2mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 15.4mg; potassium 380.4mg; sodium 303.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 6g.

2 vegetable, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat