Smashed Carrots

Smashing steamed carrots coated in curry powder then finishing them under the broiler lets the flavor set in and gives the carrots a light, crispy edge.

Smashed Carrots
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 pound medium (not skinny) carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • Chopped cilantro for garnish


  1. Position oven rack 6 inches from broiler.

  2. Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Steam carrots until tender, 14 to 18 minutes.

  3. Preheat broiler to high. Transfer the carrots to a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Space the carrot pieces evenly on the pan, then flatten with the bottom of a mason jar or sturdy glass. Combine curry powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the carrots. Broil until hot and starting to brown, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
7g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 18945IU 379%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Potassium 371mg 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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