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Honey Glazed Carrots

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Honey glazed carrots make a simple side dish that is delicious, healthy, and so easy to make!  Drizzle these roasted carrots in a honey and olive oil glaze that will make them irresistibly sweet!

Honey glazed carrots are one of my kids’ favorite ways to consume vegetables! Serve them with Instant-Pot Ham, Crock Pot Pepperoncini Pot Roast, or Garlic Parmesan Chicken for an amazing meal that takes little time to prep and cook!

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Honey Roasted Carrots

When my oldest was a baby and I was considering the huge responsibility I had just taken on in raising (and feeding) this little person for at least the next eighteen years, my husband and I made a goal that we would eat at least one fruit and one vegetable every night with dinner. Over the years, we’ve done a pretty good job of sticking to the goal, and our kids know that fruits and vegetables are a non-negotiable part of dinner.

To improve our success, we like to keep things really simple and easy with recipes like these delicious honey glazed carrots. Most days, we’ll have something like bananas, sliced apples, grapes, or home-canned peaches for our fruit, and either fresh veggies (like baby carrots or celery sticks) or simple steamed vegetables. Since I discovered the joy of roasted vegetables a few years ago, though, it has definitely become our favorite way of preparing vegetables!

We nearly always have carrots on hand, because they’re delicious, affordable, and available year round, but roasting them is definitely my favorite way to let their flavor shine! These honey glazed carrots are simple and easy to make, and everyone in my family loves them!

The carrots get a really amazing flavor from roasting in the oven. If you haven’t tried roasting vegetables yet, you are totally missing out! I will eat just about any vegetable (even if it’s not usually one of my favorites) as long as it’s roasted in the oven with a little olive oil and seasoning. Roasting brings out all the delicious flavors in vegetables, and it makes them so tender and easy to eat. My kids seriously eat roasted vegetables like they are candy!

a gray bowl filled with baby carrots. A spoon is in the bowl and the carrots have just been tossed in a honey and olive oil mixture and thyme has been sprinkled over the top.

How to Make Honey Glazed Carrots

These honey roasted carrots are so simple to make! Just follow these few easy steps.

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil
  3. Add baby carrots to a large mixing bowl
  4. Pour the honey and olive oil over the carrots and then toss to coat
  5. Sprinkle them with a little salt, pepper, and fresh thyme, and then toss again
  6. Place the carrots on a cookie sheet and roast them in the oven for about 25 minutes or until they’re tender and just a little bit caramelized

a bunch of baby carrots have been spread over a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper. The carrots have been coated in olive oil and honey and ready to be baked in the oven

Tips For Making Honey Baked Carrots

  • I like to drizzle the roasted carrots with a little bit of additional honey before serving, but that’s totally optional
  • I like using baby carrots because it’s easier than taking whole carrots and slicing them into small sticks
  • Be sure the vegetables aren’t overlapping on the baking sheet.  This will allow them to cook evenly and roast properly.  If you want to make a larger batch to eat later in the week, don’t be afraid to use a second baking sheet.

How To Store Roasted Carrots

You can store these honey honey glazed carrots in the fridge for about 3-5 days.  I just keep them in a Ziploc bag until I’m ready to eat them again.  Then just simply warm them up again and serve.  If you’re not going to be able to eat them within 5 days, I would not recommend freezing these.

Once you’ve roasted them and the carrots become soft, they will turn mushy once they thaw.  Don’t worry about it though, this recipe is so quick and easy to make, you can enjoy a fresh batch whenever you want!

a white serving bowl that is filled with honey glazed carrots that have been baked and topped with thyme. A black and white checkered napkin is laying next to the bowl on the counter.

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These carrots are a great side dish with chicken or ham, and they’re so easy to make that they’re perfect for weeknight dinners. This recipe is also great because you can easily double or triple it if you’re making it for a crowd, without any additional work. You definitely need to give these honey carrots a try!  Let us know if you make these honey glazed carrots by leaving us a link in the comments section below, or by tagging us on social media!

a white serving bowl that is filled with honey glazed carrots that have been baked and topped with thyme. A black and white checkered napkin is laying next to the bowl on the counter.
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Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey glazed carrots are a simple side dish that is delicious, healthy, and so easy to make!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, side dish, vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 45 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces baby carrots
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
  2. Add the baby carrots to a medium bowl. Pour the olive oil and honey over the carrots and toss to coat. Add the salt, pepper, and fresh thyme, and toss again to coat.
  3. Pour the carrots onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes, or until tender and just slightly browned. Serve drizzled with additional honey and sprinkled with fresh thyme, if desired.

a white serving bowl that is filled with honey glazed carrots that have been baked and topped with thyme. A black and white checkered napkin is laying next to the bowl on the counter. The words honey glazed carrots are written in a white box at the bottom of the image

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