Honey-Mustard Smashed Carrots

Smashing carrots increases their surface area, allowing them to crisp up beautifully under the broiler with a sweet mustardy glaze. Choose carrots that are on the thicker side for the best results.

Honey Mustard Smashed Carrots
Photo: Rachel Marek
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 pound medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • Chopped fresh herbs, such as basil or cilantro, for garnish


  1. Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Add carrots to the basket; steam until tender, 14 to 16 minutes.

  2. Position oven rack 6 inches from broiler; preheat the broiler to high. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Transfer the carrots to the prepared baking sheet, spacing the pieces evenly on the pan. Flatten each piece with the bottom of a mason jar or sturdy glass. Combine oil, honey, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl; drizzle the mixture over the carrot rounds. Broil until hot and starting to brown on the edges, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with herbs before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
7g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 18945IU 379%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Vitamin K 15mcg 13%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Magnesium 14mg 3%
Potassium 368mg 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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