Honey-Roasted Carrots

These sweet and tender honey-roasted carrots get a bit of char from the oven. These are topped with sesame seeds, but topping with a fresh herb like parsley can add a pop of color to this easy side dish.

Honey-Roasted Carrots
Photo: Fred Hardy
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 pounds carrots, diagonally sliced into 2-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Stir oil, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Add carrots; toss to coat. Spread the carrots on the prepared pan; roast until almost tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, melt honey and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and combined, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar.

  4. Remove the carrots from the oven; drizzle with the honey mixture and toss to coat. Continue roasting until charred and tender, about 15 minutes more. Transfer to a platter and drizzle with any honey mixture from the pan; sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.


Equipment: Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
10g Fat
31g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 38067IU 761%
Sodium 303mg 13%

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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