These Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots are an easy and healthy side dish that compliments any meal. These carrots are loaded with flavor and are a great way to get picky eaters to eat their vegetables.
Carrots are root vegetables that come in a variety of colors such as orange, purple, and white. They have a sweet and slightly earthy taste that pairs so well with a sweet maple glaze like this one. You can’t go wrong with this side dish.
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s easy to make and requires minimal ingredients.
- The maple glaze adds a delicious sweetness that enhances the natural flavor of carrots.
- Roasting the carrots brings out their natural sweetness and creates a slightly crispy exterior.
- This side dish is packed with nutrients, making it a healthy addition to any meal.
One great thing about this simple side dish recipe is that you only need basic ingredients to make it. You should already have most of these ingredients on hand in your kitchen so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money at the grocery store or making a special trip.
- whole carrots
- pure maple syrup
- brown sugar
- sea salt
- black pepper
See the recipe card below for quantities.
🔪 How to Make Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots
Making these roasted carrots is so simple. Just follow the step-by-step directions and you will have a delicious roasted side dish that your family will love in no time at all.
Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare your baking dish.
Preheat the oven to 350° F and cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Step 2: Peel and wash the carrots
Peel the carrots and slice them all lengthwise then place them on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
Step 3: Make the glaze
In a microwave-safe small bowl, add the butter and microwave for 30 seconds. Then, add in maple syrup, brown sugar, sea salt, and black pepper and mix well.
Step 4: Place the carrots on a baking sheet
Brush the sliced carrots with the butter mixture, or dip each carrot slice in the brown sugar mixture and place on a baking sheet.
Step 5: Bake then garnish the carrots
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until fork-tender. Then, remove them from the oven and garnish with chopped parsley if desired.
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- For a savory twist, add some garlic powder and dried herbs to the glaze mixture.
- Want to make it a bit healthier? Use olive oil instead of butter and reduce the amount of brown sugar.
- Experiment with different types of carrots such as rainbow carrots or baby carrots.
If you love vegetable side dish recipes like this one then you may also enjoy these Spicy Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans.
This is a list of equipment that you will need to make this tasty carrot recipe:
- baking sheet
- microwave-safe bowl
- vegetable peeler and sharp knife
Store any leftover carrots in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until warmed through.
These Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots are a versatile side dish that pairs well with many different main courses. Here are some ideas of what you can serve with this tasty recipe:
- Garlic Herb Roasted chicken
- Baked Salmon with Mayo
- Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf
- Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
Here are some tips to keep in mind when making this recipe:
- Make sure to use pure maple syrup for the best flavor. Avoid using pancake syrup, which is often made with a combination of corn syrup and artificial flavoring.
- For even cooking, make sure that the carrots are sliced to a similar size and thickness.
- If you don’t have access to an oven, you can also cook these carrots on the stovetop in a skillet over medium heat. Just be sure to flip them halfway through cooking.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
If your roasted carrots turn out tough, it could be because they were cut too thick or overcooked. To prevent this, make sure to slice the carrots evenly and check them periodically while cooking.
Yes, you can roast the carrots ahead of time and reheat them in the oven or on the stovetop. Just make sure to store them properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
To keep roasted vegetables crisp, make sure not to overcrowd them on the baking sheet. This will allow for proper air circulation and prevent them from getting soggy. Also, avoid adding too much oil or moisture to the vegetables before roasting.
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Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots
- Baking dish
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- sharp knife and vegetable peeler
- 1.5 pounds carrots
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350° F and cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Peel the carrots and slice them all lengthwise then place them on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
- In a microwave-safe small bowl, add the butter and microwave for 30 seconds.
- Add in maple syrup, brown sugar, sea salt, and black pepper and mix together well.
- Brush the sliced carrots with the butter mixture, or dip each carrot slice in brown sugar mixture and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until fork-tender.
- Remove them from the oven and garnish with chopped parsley if desired.