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ROASTED CAJUN BUTTER CARROTS

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Fresh carrots are roasted and tossed in a flavorful sauce of melted butter, garlic, Cajun spices, and brown sugar.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 159

Ingredients

  • 2.5 to 3 pounds carrots, cut diagonally into 2 to 3-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar, monk fruit brown sugar substitute or Swerve can also be used
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, smoked or sweet
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning blend
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish, optional
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Toss carrots with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Transfer carrots to a sheet pan or baking dish.
  • Roast for 25 minutes to 30 minutes, or until fork tender, stirring halfway through cooking.
  • In the meantime, melt butter in a large skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 20 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Whisk in brown sugar until combined.
  • Whisk in dried oregano, paprika, cajun seasoning blend, salt, and pepper.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add roasted carrots to the skillet and gently toss to combine with the butter sauce.
  • Taste for salt and pepper and adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish with green onions and parsley.
  • Serve.

Notes

NET CARBS: 11 g
Nutrition Facts
ROASTED CAJUN BUTTER CARROTS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 464mg13%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 24084IU482%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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