Honey Roasted Carrots - VeryVera

Honey Roasted Carrots

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 20m


  • 1 1/2 lb whole carrots
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • balsamic glaze


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Trim tops and bottoms of carrots, peel carrots if desired. Cut in half lengthwise. Arrange on the baking sheets, using both sheets if needed to avoid overcrowding.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter with the honey and add 1 tablespoon of thyme. When butter is melted, whisk to combine.
  4. Pour half of the honey butter sauce over the carrots, reserving the rest of the sauce for later.
  5. Season the carrots with salt and pepper. Arrange the carrots so that they are plate side down if possible. This will help with browning.
  6. Place the baking sheets in the oven on two separate racks. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until tender and browning.
  7. Remove from the oven, drizzle with remaining honey butter sauce, then roast for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, season with more salt and pepper if desired.
  9. Garnish with more thyme and add balsamic glaze. Serve immediately.