Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

This honey garlic butter roasted carrots recipe is easy to prepare, cooks quickly, and is perfect for holidays or an elegant weeknight meal. One pan is all you need for this easy and healthy side dish perfectly sweet and tender perfection.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes

Flavorful and easy to prepare, you’ll love the sweet and savory taste of these honey garlic butter roasted carrots. They are the ultimate side dish – but honestly, they are so good we could eat a plate of these on their own!

This is a great recipe that you’ll want to serve at your next family gathering, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any holiday dinner!

These tender carrots also make the perfect side dish for Easter or a favorite spring time dish.

Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots

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Honey Roasted Carrots

We love this carrot recipe because it’s super simple, but yet packed full of flavor! Roasting the carrots really gives this humble vegetable an opportunity to shine and is perfectly fork-tender.

The carrots are sweet and buttery with just the right amount of garlic.

Perfect for any occasion but especially during the holidays when you want to add the extra wow factor to the dinner table.

Your guests will love it so much, they’ll ask for the recipe!

white platter with roasted garlic carrots.

Ingredients

This flavorful recipe doesn’t require anything complicated. In fact, you may have most of this on hand already or it’s easily accessible at the local grocer.

  • whole carrots – substitute with baby carrots if desired
  • unsalted butter
  • honey
  • garlic cloves
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • small handful fresh chopped parsley
ingredients for the Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots in small bowls and plates.

Instructions

Peel the carrots, cut off the tops and then cut them on the bias into large batons. This method is a French vegetable type of cut where you cut food like round vegetables into long pieces.

We cut the carrots into large bite-sized chunks but you can leave them whole or cut them smaller if you want to.

To save time you can leave your carrots unpeeled if desired.

Add the butter to an ovenproof dish over medium-heat and melt. You could also use a cast iron skillet or a dutch oven.

We cooked this dish from start to finish in an oven proof skillet. If you don’t have one, you can make the honey-garlic butter sauce in a pan then transfer everything to a single layer in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

peeling the carrots with a vegetable peeler on a wooden board.
cutting the carrots at a diagonal.
melted butter, honey, and garlic in a dutch oven pot.

Stir in the honey and the minced garlic to the butter and heat for 2 minutes. Be sure to stir occasionally.

Add the carrots into the dish and mix well to coat the carrots in the butter sauce.

Add salt and pepper.

Roast in the oven uncovered for 20 minutes or until the carrots are tender and starting to brown.

adding the carrots to the dutch oven with the butter.
stirring the carrots to the butter with a wooden spoon.
carrots in a white dutch oven.

The carrots should take about 20 minutes to be fully roasted. If you would like more color on them, you can add them to broil for a further minute or two.

Transfer carrots to a serving plate, platter, or bowl.

white baking dish with honey roasted carrots and fresh parsley garnishes.

Drizzle over a little more honey and garnish with the chopped fresh parsley. Add extra seasoning if needed.

Adding the extra drizzle of honey after the carrots have roasted just before serving gives the carrots a lovely glaze look and extra flavor.

Serve & enjoy!

roasted honey garlic butter carrots in a white roasting pan and white plate.

How to store and reheat leftovers

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The butter will harden and look congealed after a time however, reheating for 10 minutes in a hot oven will melt the butter.

The carrots are just as good reheated the following day!

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FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Should I peel carrots before roasting?

This is a totally a preference. I like the look of peeled roasted carrots, especially for serving guests. But whenever pressed for time, I skip peeling the carrots. It is not necessary for the carrots to be peeled for roasting.

How do you store glazed carrots?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The butter will harden and look congealed after a time however, reheating for 10 minutes in a hot oven will melt the butter. The carrots are just as good reheated the following day!

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Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots

This honey garlic butter roasted carrots recipe is easy to prepare, cooks quickly, and is perfect for holidays or an elegant weeknight meal. One pan is all you need for this easy and healthy side dish perfectly sweet and tender perfection.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 109 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds carrots
  • ½ cup butter unsalted
  • 3 tablespoons honey plus more for drizzling
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pinch pepper or to taste
  • fresh parsley finely chopped and to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  • Peel the carrots, trim ends of carrots, then cut them on the bias into large batons. This method is a French vegetable type of cut where you cut food like round vegetables into long pieces. We cut the carrots into large bite-sized chunks but you can leave them whole or cut them smaller if you want to.
  • Melt butter to an ovenproof dish over medium heat. We cooked this dish from start to finish in an oven proof skillet. If you don’t have one, you can make the honey-garlic butter sauce in a pan then transfer everything to a single layer in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Stir in the honey and the minced garlic to the butter and heat for 2 minutes. Be sure to stir occasionally. 
  • Transfer carrots into the skillet and mix well to coat the carrots in the honey garlic butter sauce. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  • Roast in the oven uncovered for 20 minutes or until the carrots are tender and starting to brown. The carrots should take about 20 minutes to be fully roasted. If you would like more color on them, you can put them under a broiler for a few minutes.
  • Transfer carrots to a serving plate or platter. Drizzle over a little more honey and garnish with the chopped fresh parsley. Add extra seasoning if needed.

Notes

Adding the extra drizzle of honey after the carrots have roasted just before serving gives the carrots a lovely glaze look and extra flavor.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The butter will harden and look congealed after a time however, reheating for 10 minutes in a hot oven will melt the butter.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 320mgPotassium: 524mgFiber: 4gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 25292IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 1mg
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