Maple Roasted Carrots


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings

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.

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


  • 1 ½ pounds carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh chives (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. 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.

    Maple Roasted Carrots


Large rimmed baking sheet

To make ahead

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

98 Calories
4g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 98
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 19078IU 382%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 380mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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