Easy Herb Roasted Carrots

Simple, quick and unbelievably delicious! Roasting brings out the flavor and sweetness of the carrots, and the olive oil and fresh herbs balance the flavor wonderfully! Equally perfect for an everyday meal or holiday table.

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Easy Herb Roasted Carrots

Simple, Fresh and Delicious!

Have you ever tried roasting carrots?

I hadn’t until a few years ago and now I can’t get enough! Roasting brings out the sweetness of the carrots and makes them so yummy!

With these Easy Herb Roasted Carrots, we counter the sweetness some olive oil and fresh herbs and together it’s a perfect pairing!

And it’s naturally gluten-free and vegan!

Easy enough for every day, delicious enough for a holiday!

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So let’s make them!

I have a cooking video on this page so you can see how quick and easy it is to make this Easy Herb Roasted Carrots.

If you’re new to the website, I have a printable recipe at the bottom of every recipe page with exact measurements and directions.

Let’s start by talking about carrots.

Easy Herb Roasted Carrots gluten free www.healthygffamily.comAnd carrots will work!

And any shape will work — in fact, I often roast them as carrot sticks.

But for a holiday, I love to find the thin carrots with the greens still attached because I think they look super pretty and festive!

If you can’t find them, like I said, any carrots will do. I  just recommend slicing them into smaller 1/2 inch to 1 inch long pieces.

One final thought.. I always peel my carrots but sometimes with the smaller carrots with the greens attached, you may not need too. Personal preference.

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In addition to the carrots, here’s all you need:

Olive oil

Dried Oregano

Salt

Pepper (not in phot0)

Fresh thyme

Fresh Parsley

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And it takes just 5 minutes to prepare.

In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, mix the olive, salt, pepper, oregano and thyme.

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If you’ve never used thyme before, using two hands, hold the thyme in one hand and use the other hand to pull against the thyme leaves and they will fall right off. If you get a little piece or two of stem, don’t worry!

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Meanwhile place the carrots in on a baking sheet and add the herbed olive oil until well coated but not dripping in olive oil.

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Bake for 30-40 minutes until super tender. Time will vary based on thickness of carrots.

Top with fresh parsley  and enjoy!

The parsley adds both color making them super pretty and fresh flavor!

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Can be served warm or at room temperature.

Hope you love it a much as we do!

Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you make it.

Recipe

Easy Herb Roasted Carrots
 
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Simple, quick and unbelievably delicious! Roasting brings out the flavor and sweetness of the carrots, and the olive oil and fresh herbs balance the flavor wonderfully! Equally perfect for an every day meal or holiday table.
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Recipe type: Veggies, Side Dish, Spring
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Serves: approx 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1½ - 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut lengthwise into ½ inch- 1 inch slices, if carrots are thick. I like to find the thin carrots with green tops if possible, then trim greens a bit.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon salt, according to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Approximately 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (I used flat leaf, either will do)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, combine olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme and oregano.
  3. Place carrots in a single layer on prepared baking sheet and gently toss with herbed olive oil. You want the carrots to be well coated but not dripping with oil.
  4. Place oiled carrots on baking sheet in a single layer, with a little space between carrots and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until tender. Time will vary based on thickness of carrots.
  5. Remove from oven, sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!
  6. Can be enjoyed warm or room temperature.

 

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