Oven Roasted Baby Carrots



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Roasted Carrots are a delicious side dish that complements a wide variety of main dishes. Here we explain the simple process for how to roast carrots perfectly every time!

Oven roasted carrots are a simple, easy, flavorful side dish that goes perfectly with so many main dishes. One of my most popular side dish recipes that readers love is this recipe for Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Carrots, but sometimes you don’t have potatoes on hand or you just want carrots! With super simple ingredients, this is the perfect healthy side dish for those busy weeknights.

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How to Roast Carrots

Roasting carrots in the oven is a super simple process and results in a delicious and healthy side dish. For the full carrot recipe including all measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Preheat your oven. We will roast these carrots in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare your carrots. Pat the baby carrots dry with a paper towel and toss them with olive oil and salt and pepper. Spread the carrots on a lined baking sheet and put it in the hot oven.
  3. Bake the carrots. Roast the carrots until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Enjoy!

cooking tip

Make sure to flip the carrots halfway during the roasting process.

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Buying Fresh Carrots

This recipe is made with fresh, raw carrots that roast to perfection in the oven. The best part about baby carrots (besides their size) is the convenience. They come ready to be eaten or cooked, no washing, peeling, or chopping required. They are also generally uniform in size so cook evenly. The work is already done for you and this simplifies the process of getting dinner on the table.

If you prefer to use whole raw carrots, you definitely can. Wash and peel them, then cut them into baby carrot-sized pieces.

Tips and Tricks

  • Double or triple the recipe. This recipe serves 4-6 people as a side dish, but can easily be doubled or tripled to serve more or ensure leftovers.
  • Don’t forget the seasonings. It is really important that you season the carrots with salt and pepper. I used about 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper but feel free to adjust the amount according to your preference. You could also add some garlic powder.

Best Temperature For Roasting Carrots

I have experimented with roasting carrots at 450 degrees, 425 degrees, and 400 degrees. I discovered that the carrots were the best when they were roasted at 425 degrees.

It will take about 20-25 minutes for them to become fork tender at this temperature. Start checking them at 20 minutes, then continue roasting the carrots until they’re done to your liking. I like the charred look and taste, so I tend to cook my carrots a bit longer to achieve that.

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What to Serve With Roasted Baby Carrots

Carrots are so versatile and go with SO many recipes. One of my favorite recipes to serve it with is this recipe for Instant Pot Chicken and Rice. Another really delicious option is to serve it with our Baked Ranch Chicken.

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

Store any leftover carrots in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat them in the microwave, air fryer, or oven until heated through.

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Other Easy Roasted Vegetable Recipes

Here are a few more similar side dishes that are delicious with a wide variety of main dishes from meat and fish to poultry and more!

  1. Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
  2. Oven Roasted Asparagus
  3. Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

I hope you enjoy this recipe for roasted carrots. It is a favorite in our house not only because it’s simple and delicious, but also because it goes well with so many of the main dishes that I cook for dinner.

If you make this roasted carrots recipe, please let me know by leaving a comment below! Enjoy!

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Oven Roasted Baby Carrots

Roasted Carrots are a delicious side dish that complements a wide variety of main dishes. Here we explain the simple process for how to roast carrots perfectly every time!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil or a silicone liner.
  • Place the carrots on the baking sheet, then toss them with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper (more or less to taste).
  • Spread the carrots out evenly on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until carrots are fork tender, making sure to flip the carrots halfway through..
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Hi, I’m Ashley & I’m so happy you’re here!

Ashley is the founder of CenterCutCook and a former teacher that now spends her days in the kitchen so that she can share her favorite recipes with you!