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Simple Roasted Carrots

It does not get any easier than this simple roasted carrots recipe. Cooking vegetables in their most natural form really lets their unique taste shine through.

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Fresh Carrots
Fresh Carrots

Delicious and flavor-packed carrots

Some people like to add extra flavorings to their vegetables, which is fine sometimes. However, more often than not, I like to make my vegetables do the talking. This recipe for simple roasted carrots is so easy it can be done in no time.

Save Time in the Kitchen

Often, there are recipes that a complex and time consuming. In my world, the end result needs to be worth the extra work and time. Therefore, when there are simple recipes like this one for carrots, I am much more likely to make these again and again.

Preparing carrots
Preparing carrots

Natural Sweetness

This recipe lets the naturally sweet carrots be the star of the show. Using a good quality olive oil also helps in building the flavor in this recipe. This recipe would meet the vegan, paleo, and gluten free diet needs. According to the Medical News Today, adding more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, to a diet can help reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Here is a great article on the 33 Benefits Of Carrots And Carrot Juice.

I encourage you to find delicious ways to add carrots and other vegetables to your daily food.

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Simple Roasted Carrots

Roasting carrots is very easy and it brings out just the right amount of sweetness in the carrot. Great side dish with little effort.
Prep Time4 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time44 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot, easy, recipe, snack
Servings: 12 carrots
Calories: 53kcal

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  • 2 pounds carrots
  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. While the oven is preheating, peel the carrots and trim off the ends. Cut the carrots into 2-3 inch pieces for uniform cooking.
  • Place the carrots in a large mixing bowl and drizzle the olive oil on top. Sprinkle the salt on and mix to incorporate the salt and olive oil on the carrots.
    Preparing carrots
  • Line a cookie sheet with tin foil (easy clean up). Add the carrots and place in the oven. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 40 minutes. (cook them to the way you like to eat them). Some people like them cooked more than I do and some people like them less cooked.
    roasted carrots

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Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 12630IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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