Kid Friendly Side Dishes

Garlic Roasted Carrot Recipe

Garlic Roasted Carrots are a simple yet delicious side dish pairs perfectly with everything you serve it with. This Roasted Carrot Recipe is perfect for a weeknight, company, or a holiday!


Making a great roasted carrot recipe is simple! It only takes a few simple steps.
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Toss the ingredients together and then place in a baking dish.
  3. Tent with foil to keep the steam in, and roast for 30 minutes – this helps the carrots cook tender without browning.
  4. Remove the foil and roast an additional 30 minutes, until the water has evaporated and the carrots are lightly browned in spots.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy!

Do you peel carrots before roasting?

That is entirely up to you! You do not need to peel them as long as you give them a good scrub before you roast them.
Garlic Roasted Carrots
 It’s amazing! In fact, Joel and I happened to steal quite a few pieces from Ladybug at dinner this night, and she was not happy to share! 🙂
Garlic Roasted Carrots
Garlic Roasted Carrots

Garlic Roasted Carrots

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American



1 pound medium carrots, peeled

1/4 cup water

4 large garlic cloves

1 TBSP canola oil

1 TBSP unsalted butter

salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 400 Degrees.

Throw all the ingredients into the baking dish and toss to combine.

Tent with foil and roast for 30 minutes, until tender.

Uncover and roast for another 30 minutes, until all the water has evaporated and the carrots are lightly brown in spots.

Transfer the carrots and the garlic to a plate and serve.

slightly adopted from (Food and Wine)

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  • Reply
    February 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    I did roasted broccoli with our valentine's dinner. It was really delicious! Can't wait to try this recipe too.

  • Reply
    Ilan (IronWhisk Blog)
    February 19, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    I love the colour!

    Looks great 🙂

  • Reply
    Ness [Six One and Then Some]
    February 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    They sound great. I too have discovered that adding garlic to roasted things makes them more delicious. Next time you make roast lamb, try poking holes in it with a knife and put slivers of garlic in the holes. It'll melt in your mouth!

    • Reply
      February 28, 2012 at 12:58 AM

      I agree, Ness! Garlic + Anything = Awesome! 🙂

  • Reply
    February 20, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Roasted vegetables are the best and I really enjoy the combination of carrots and ginger.

  • Reply
    February 27, 2012 at 3:33 AM

    Never would've guessed how delicious these were until I made them myself. So good! I'll check out the broccoli next.

    • Reply
      February 28, 2012 at 12:59 AM

      Oh, I am so glad you liked them!!

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