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Easy Oven Roasted Baby Carrots Recipe

These oven roasted baby carrots are the perfect side for just about any meal and only require a few ingredients. The natural sweetness of the carrots is balanced with the savory flavors of garlic, butter, and parsley for a side dish that’s not sweet and heavy.

oven roasted baby carrots on a blue plate with serving fork

Are you looking for a new way to prepare baby carrots? Try savory oven-roasted baby carrots! This simple side dish will be a great addition to your next dinner. Not only are these roasted carrots delicious, but they’re also super easy to make! With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, you’ll have an amazing side dish in no time at all! Ready to get started? Let’s begin…

baby carrots roasted in the oven served on a blue plate with baking dish in upper left corner

Why You’ll Love these Savory Roasted Carrots

  • It’s a different take on the roasted carrot side dish. Most of them are sweet.
  • You can make them in advance.
  • The recipe uses simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen.
  • This is a very kid-friendly side dish.
  • They go with almost any meal.

Equipment Needed to Make Baby Carrots in the Oven

All you need for this recipe is a handy dandy baking dish! We really love these Rachel Ray ones (affiliate link), but any old baking dish will do.

ingredients for oven roasted baby carrots

Ingredients for Roasted Baby Carrots

  • 16 oz bag of baby carrots
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • parsley for garnish (fresh or dried works fine)

How to Make Baby Roasted Carrots

Step 1 – Preheat your oven and get the carrots in the pan.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the baby carrots in your baking dish.

pouring butter into a small bowl

Step 2 – Prepare the garlic butter.

In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

salt and pepper added to melted butter

Step 3 – Coat the carrots.

Pour the butter mixture over the carrots. Stir to coat the carrots evenly.

carrots coated with butter ready to go in oven

Step 4 – Roast the baby carrots.

Once the oven is fully preheated, place the pan in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the pan, stir the carrots, and place back in the oven for another 15 minutes.

roasted carrots fresh from the oven

Step 5 – Garnish your side dish.

Remove the carrots from the oven and sprinkle with parsley. Serve hot alongside your favorite meal.

What to Serve with Your Oven Roasted Baby Carrots

Wondering what to serve alongside these roast baby carrots? Here are some ideas we have for you!

Main Dishes

Side Dishes

oven roasted carrots in a white baking dish

Popular Substitutions and Additions

Lots of people like a sweet version of roasted baby carrots made with a honey or maple syrup glaze, usually with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg thrown in. While we do enjoy that, if you’re already having lots of sweet foods (for a holiday meal, for instance), then we prefer this savory, buttery version of roasted carrots.

How to Reheat and Store Roasted Baby Carrots

Best Way to Store Roasted Carrots Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

How Long Will Roasted Baby Carrots Last in the Fridge?

In an airtight container, roasted carrots will keep for about 3-4 days in the fridge, though they will get a little softer and mushier over time.

Can I Freeze Oven-Baked Carrots?

Yes, you can freeze roasted carrots. Wrap them in foil and put them in a freezer bag. They’ll keep for up to 9 months.

How to Reheat Oven Roasted Carrots?

If you’re reheating roasted carrots from frozen, don’t thaw them first. They’ll get mushy and gross. Instead, pop them, foil and all, into the oven at 425 degrees for 5-10 minutes until they are heated through. You can drizzle a little extra butter on before roasting if you’d like.

finished carrots on a blue plate with large serving fork

Roasting Baby Carrots FAQs

Do you need to peel baby carrots before roasting them?

No, you don’t have to peel baby carrots before roasting them in the oven. You should always wash and scrub them well, though.

How long do you roast baby carrots?

For this recipe, you’ll roast them for 30 minutes at 425 degrees Farenheit.

What is a serving of roasted carrots?

We divided a 16 oz bag of roasted baby carrots evenly 4 ways with about a cup or so per person.

Other Side Dish Recipes You’ll Love

Don’t forget to come back and let me know how your oven roasted baby carrots turned out!

Yield: 4 servings

Savory Roasted Baby Carrots

roasted baby carrots in a baking pan

These savory roasted baby carrots are a yummy addition to any meal. They're easy to make using ingredients you already have in your kitchen, so you can whip them up anytime.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz bag baby carrots
  • 1 TBSP garlic powder
  • 1/4 C melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Place baby carrots in the baking dish.
    3. In a small bowl add melted butter & garlic.
    4. Add salt & pepper.
    5. Mix well.
    6. Pour butter mixture over carrots.
    7. Mix to coat evenly.
    8. Roast at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
    9. Stir and then roast for another 15 minutes.
    10. Remove from oven. Garnish with parsley & enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 472mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
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