These perfectly roasted carrots boast a crispy golden brown sear on the outside yet are tender, savory and sweet on the inside. Simply toss the carrots with olive oil, salt, Italian seasoning and black pepper and roast at a high temperature until they caramelize. This recipe takes just minutes to prepare but makes for an impressive side dish for the holidays or even just a simple weeknight dinner.
6 large carrots
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
pinch of ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400˚F.
- Prepare the carrots. Wash and peel carrots and chop diagonally into 1/2 inch chunks. Feel free to go with larger chunks up to as long as 1.5 inches if desired. The key is to cut them uniformly so that each piece cooks evenly.
- Toss with seasoning. Toss the carrots, olive oil, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning directly in a cast iron skillet or pan. Spread the carrots into an even layer. Do not overcrowd the pan!
- Roast. Place the carrots into the oven for 25 minutes until the carrots are browned and tender to a fork.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Sprinkle hemp seeds overtop for a nutrient boost and to add a complete source of plant-based protein.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the oven at 400˚F for best results, as microwaving will make the carrots a little soggy.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 25
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Roasted
Keywords: oven roasted carrots