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Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots are incredibly easy to make and burst with the delicious flavor of tender roasted carrots enhanced by garlic butter.

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Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots Recipe

In the world of vegetable sides, sometimes it’s the simplest dishes that steal the show. For that reason, I present to you these Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots – a combination of sweet carrots with rich melted butter and golden garlic – they have got to be the most amazing and simple of the simplest carrot recipes. This side dish doesn’t just sit quietly next to your mains; it is a vibe, and it sings its own tune of deliciousness. Perfect for any meal, these carrots will elevate your dinner experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

And, for those doubting butter. We’ve all heard the debate about butter. Is it good? Is it not? Well, I’m firmly in Team Butter, and with good reason. Last month, a fascinating article in WebMD discussed various butter studies, and I’ve gotta say, I felt pretty vindicated. Butter can be a blessing, especially when combined with delicious garlic and wholesome carrots. A touch of butter and the healthful goodness of carrots? Seems like a balanced equation to me!

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Simple But Flavorful: Garlic + Butter is one of the best food marriages, in my opinion, and these carrots transform into a star side dish because of that duo.
  • Versatile Pairing: This is a side dish that can complement a range of main courses.
  • Kid-Friendly: Carrots, when prepared this way, will indeed have everyone, even the kids, wanting more.
  • Perfect for Gatherings: Whether it’s a family dinner or a holiday feast, these carrots will impress.
Roasting chopped carrots on a dark baking sheet.

Roasted Carrots Ingredients

  • Carrots should be cut diagonally into about 2-inch pieces.
  • Butter adds that rich, melt-in-the-mouth texture.
  • Minced Garlic to infuse the dish with flavor.
  • Salt and pepper for that perfect seasoning balance.
  • Fresh chopped parsley will add a burst of freshness and color.

How To Make Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

  1. Preheat your oven to 425˚F and get that baking sheet ready with some cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter in a pan, add garlic, and give it a gentle sauté. Remember, golden brown is the goal, not burnt.
  3. Toss the carrots with the garlic butter until well coated.
  4. Lay out the carrots on the baking sheet and roast until they’re tender and slightly caramelized.
  5. Season as needed and sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Overhead image of garlic butter roasted carrots placed in a white dish.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Uniform Cuts: Make sure to cut your carrots the same size for even cooking.
  • Flavor Variations: Feel free to toss in some rosemary or thyme for added depth.
  • Burnt Butter: Keep a close eye on the garlic butter. It can go from fragrant to burnt quickly.

Serving Suggestions

These carrots are versatile, and they will shine alongside a juicy roast spatchcock chicken or roast turkey, stand tall next to a hearty ribeye steak, or even be the pop of color and flavor with your favorite seafood dish.

Chopped up carrots in a baking dish.


Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days. They’ll be perfect for a quick snack or to reheat and serve alongside tomorrow’s dinner.


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Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots - Ridiculously easy, yet tender and SO incredibly delicious roasted carrots with garlic butter.

Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

Katerina | Diethood
Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots are easy to whip up, loaded with that sweet roasted carrot flavor combined with garlicky and buttery goodness.
4.64 from 30 votes
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 pounds carrots , diagonally cut into about 2 to 3-inch pieces
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, or to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425˚F. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside. Cut up the carrots and set aside.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet or pan. Add garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring very frequently. Do not burn the garlic.
  • Toss the carrots with the garlic butter either in the skillet or pour the butter over the carrots in a mixing bowl. Toss until well combined.
  • Transfer the carrots to the baking sheet. Arrange in one layer and bake for 22 to 30 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a serving plate. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve.



  • Cut those carrots the same size to get them cooked just right.
  • Mix it Up and throw in a bit of rosemary or thyme for some extra zing.
  • Watch the butter, and don’t let that garlic butter pull a fast one on you—it can go from golden to charred in a flash.
  • Before serving, taste the carrots and add more salt or pepper, if needed.


Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 148 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 25 mg | Sodium: 284 mg | Potassium: 491 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 25550 IU | Vitamin C: 9.6 mg | Calcium: 56 mg | Iron: 0.5 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday recipes, holiday side dish, roasted carrots
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