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Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots Recipe

These Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots are super tasty and very easy to make! Just roast the carrots with the amazing garlic butter and sweet honey sauce, and you’ve got one of the best ways to enjoy glazed carrots!

Close-up photo of glazed roasted carrots.


Whether hosting a fancy gathering or needing a quick weeknight side dish, these carrots are a perfect choice. Tenderly roasted carrots are beautifully glazed with a blend of garlic, butter, and sweet honey, creating a side dish that’s simply irresistible.

Why You’ll Love These Carrots

  • Tasty: With just a drizzle of honey, these carrots create a glaze that’s hard to resist.
  • Kid Friendly: The garlic, butter, and honey help break the crunchy orange veggie out of its role as a vessel for Ranch Dip, which is the only role carrots play when in the hands of my kids.
  • Quick to Prepare: You can save time by leaving the peel on the carrots, and you can prep them ahead.
  • Easy on the Wallet: Among the most economical produce, carrots are a budget-friendly option.
Chunks of carrots arranged in a white baking dish.

Roasted Carrots Ingredients

  • Carrots: Cut the carrots diagonally into about 2 to 3-inch pieces.
  • Butter: Butter adds richness to the sauce.
  • Garlic: Garlic infuses the butter sauce with a robust flavor, adding a savory kick.
  • Honey: The honey adds a touch of sweetness and a slightly sticky glaze.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

How To Make Roasted Carrots

  1. Prep the Carrots: Cut the carrots into uniform pieces.
  2. Prepare the Sauce: Melt butter over medium heat, add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently. Be sure not to burn the garlic. Remove from heat and stir in honey.
  3. Coat and Roast: Toss the carrots with the prepared sauce, season to taste, and bake in a 425°F oven for 22 to 25 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Garnish and Serve: Add a sprinkle of fresh parsley for a beautiful presentation.

How Long To Roast Carrots

The carrots will need to roast for 20 to 25 minutes in a 425˚F oven.

Should You Peel The Carrots Before Roasting?

I peel the carrots because they look cleaner, but it’s not necessary. If you decide to leave the skin on, just give them a good scrub with a vegetable brush to clear away any dirt or bits before you cook them.

Quartered glazed and roasted carrots in a white baking dish.

Recipe Tips And Variations

  • Make-Ahead: To save some time, cook the carrots a day in advance. Reheat the carrots on the stove for the best results. Just toss them in a pan with a dab of butter and warm them over medium-low heat until heated through.
  • Baby Carrots: You can use baby carrots for this recipe. Just follow the same steps, but you might need to tweak or shorten the cooking time a little, so keep an eye on them.
  • Different Sweeteners: Instead of honey, you could use maple syrup or brown sugar.
  • Add Spices: Experiment with adding spices like cumin, cinnamon, or chili flakes to bring a new depth of flavor. A pinch of smoked paprika can add a smoky taste.
  • Include Other Veggies: Toss the carrots with other chopped root vegetables like parsnips, turnips, or sweet potatoes. They’ll all absorb the delicious garlic butter glaze.
  • Use Different Herbs: Fresh or dried herbs such as thyme, rosemary, or dill can be added to the glaze.
  • Storing Leftovers: Let the cooked carrots cool down, then place them in an airtight container, seal with a lid, and keep them refrigerated for up to 2 days.
Glazed roasted carrots served in a baking dish.

Serving Suggestions For Roasted Carrots

These roasted carrots go wonderfully with a variety of main dishes. My favorites include this juicy roast chicken or a delicious oven grilled steak. Our beef tenderloin is always a fantastic choice, but so is fish, like baked cod or salmon.

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Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots Recipe - Easy, simple, wonderfully delicious roasted carrots prepared with the most incredible garlic butter and sweet honey sauce.

Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

Katerina | Diethood
Easy and wonderfully delicious glazed roasted carrots prepared with the most incredible garlic butter and sweet honey sauce.
4.74 from 115 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
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Grease a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Cut up the carrots and set aside.
  • Melt butter over medium-heat in a large nonstick skillet. Stir in the garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring very frequently. Do not burn the garlic.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the honey; stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Toss the carrots with the prepared sauce either in the skillet, or pour the sauce over the carrots in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and mix until well combined.
  • Transfer the carrots to the baking sheet. Arrange in one layer and bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until the carrots are browned and tender.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve.


  • Even Cuts: Cut the carrots into uniform sizes so they cook evenly. If they’re different sizes, some may be overcooked while others are still crunchy.
  • Baby Carrots: You can use baby carrots, but check on them a bit earlier when roasting.
  • Garlic Watch: Be careful when cooking the garlic in butter, as it can burn quickly. Keep the heat medium to low and stir frequently to prevent burning.
  • Adjust Sweetness: Feel free to adjust the amount of honey to your taste.
  • Balsamic Glaze: Add a splash of balsamic vinegar to the glaze for a richer and tangier flavor.
  • Make Ahead: Cook the carrots a day in advance and reheat them on the stove before you are ready to serve them. Just toss them in a pan with butter and warm them over medium-low heat until they’re heated through and start to brown.


Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 170 kcal | Carbohydrates: 21 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0.4 g | Cholesterol: 25 mg | Sodium: 277 mg | Potassium: 499 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 13 g | Vitamin A: 25551 IU | Vitamin C: 10 mg | Calcium: 57 mg | Iron: 1 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: carrots recipe, glazed carrots, holiday side dish recipe, roasted carrots, thanksgiving side dish
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