These are my garlic and honey glazed roasted carrots, which is the only side dish you will ever need! They make eating vegetables so fun and will be the talk of your whole family.
Carrots are one of the staple vegetables, but that is my opinion. Lots of people like them and they can be used in so many ways.
These garlic and honey glazed roasted carrots take only minutes to prepare and will certainly wow a crowd. I also make a huge batch of them to have my dinner vegetable prepped for the week. However, they can also be fancied up, which is perfect for a dinner party or a holiday gathering.
Ingredients for Honey Roasted Carrots
This recipe requires just a couple of ingredients that you probably already have in your cabinet. However, if you are missing any, we can go over some substitutions.
- Olive oil
- Minced garlic
- Garlic salt
And that is it! But, I can also let you in on some substitutions.
I use olive oil because it is the easiest. However, you can substitute any type of oil or use melted butter (which tastes even better)
These are honey roasted carrots after all. Maple syrup is a great substitute for honey. However, you can also substitute brown sugar or a brown sugar replacement such as Swerve.
You can buy pre-minced garlic; however, I love mincing my own with this mini food processor.
Yes, garlic and garlic salt. Trust me, one cannot have too much garlic.
You can really use any type of carrot, you will just have to adjust the cooking time. I love using the big carrots for a holiday gathering as they look fancier. However, I typically just do baby carrots as they are easier. When it is just me eating them, this is what I prefer.
Tips for Honey Garlic Carrots
Baking times depend on how big the carrots are and how soft you want them to be. I use baby carrots, which take about 30-40 minutes. However, smaller carrots will take less time while larger carrots take more time.
How to Make Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots
There are really just five very simple instructions: preheat oven, toss with oil, mix in sauce/seasonings, bake and flip.
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and line a baking tray with aluminum foil. I like to spray it with a little cooking spray; however, you might not need to.
Add the carrots to a bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the carrots and toss to evenly coat.
Add the remaining ingredients (garlic, garlic salt and honey) and toss to evenly coat.
Add the carrots to the baking tray, in a single layer. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, flipping halfway. But, if you are using a different carrot, adjust your cooking time.
I like mine sweet. Therefore, I drizzle another tablespoon or two of honey on top, when they are done cooking. However, if you do not want the extra sweetness, skip this step.
Variations of Roasted Glazed Carrots
For a sweeter dish, add more honey. But, you can also combine the carrots with some brown sugar or a brown sugar replacement such as Swerve.
This dish is pretty sweet; however, if you like things spicier, try Mike's Hot Honey or adding some spice to the seasonings mix. But, you can also try some pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.
For my garlic lovers, add more garlic! Come on, you can never have too much.
Try making this recipe with other vegetables like broccoli.
These honey roasted carrots are the perfect side dish to:
- Chicken Cutlets
- Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Thighs
- Keto Chicken Nuggets
- Air Fryer Maple Glazed Turkey Tenderloin
- Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops
More Side Dish Ideas
If you loved this carrot recipe, you have to try out some more of my side dish recipes:
- Candied Carrot Chips
- Crunchy Crack Broccoli
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
- Mini Blooming Onions - Air Fryer White Pearl Onions
- Macaroni Salad with Greek Yogurt
Can I make these honey roasted carrots ahead of time?
Yes! These are really great to make ahead of time. Just pop them back into the oven or into the microwave to heat up.
Can I store these in the fridge?
These carrots are great stored in the fridge, in an air tight container, for up to 4 days.
Can I use another type of carrot?
Yes! Other types of carrots work very well. I like big carrots for a dinner party or holiday as they look better. However, be sure to adjust cooking times.
Honey Roasted Carrots
If you are looking for the best side dish, look no further. These are my garlic and honey glazed roasted carrots, which is the only side dish you will ever need! They make eating vegetables so fun and will be the talk of your whole family.
Honey Roasted Carrots
- 1 pound baby carrots
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ⅛ cup honey
- 5 cloves minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and line a baking tray with aluminum foil. I like to spray it with a little cooking spray.
- Pour the carrots into a bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the carrots and toss to evenly coat.
- Add the remaining ingredients (garlic, garlic salt and honey) and toss to evenly coat.
- Add the carrots to the baking tray, in a single layer. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, flipping halfway.
- For a sweeter dish, drizzle another tablespoon or two of honey over the carrots when they are done roasting.
Click this link to automatically calculate your Weight Watchers points. This recipe is 4 points for me; however, may be different for you.