Carrots with Honey Glaze: A Colorful Side Dish

Roasted Carrots with Honey Glaze: A Colorful Side Dish


Looking for a simple yet flavorful side dish to accompany your main course? These roasted carrots with honey glaze are the perfect choice. The combination of multi-colored carrots, sweet honey, and aromatic spices creates a dish that’s both visually appealing and delicious. Let’s get started!


  • 12 Medium Multi-Colored Carrots (or Baby Carrots): The vibrant colors make this dish visually appealing.
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil: For roasting and flavor.
  • 3 Tbsp Honey: Adds natural sweetness.
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar: Enhances the glaze.
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard: Balances the sweetness with a hint of tanginess.
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Rosemary: Fragrant and earthy.
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic: Adds depth of flavor.
  • 1 Tbsp Sea Salt: To season the carrots.
  • Pepper to Taste: Freshly ground black pepper.
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Parsley (for Garnish): Add a touch of green.


  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Prepare the Carrots: Peel the carrots if using whole multi-colored carrots. If using baby carrots, skip this step.
  3. Snip off the tips of both ends to ensure even cooking.
  4. Make the Glaze: In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, honey, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, dried rosemary, minced garlic, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Mix thoroughly until well combined.
  5. Coat the Carrots: Add the prepared carrots to the glaze mixture. Stir until the carrots are well coated with the flavorful mixture.
  6. Arrange on a Baking Sheet: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Place the glazed carrots on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  8. Roast in the Oven: Roast the carrots in the preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until they are tender and caramelized. The edges should be slightly crispy.
  9. Serve and Garnish: Transfer the roasted carrots to a serving platter.
  10. Sprinkle dried parsley over the top for a fresh garnish.

Serving Ideas

  • Pair with Grilled Meats: These glazed carrots complement grilled chicken, steak, or pork beautifully.
  • Add to Salads: Slice the roasted carrots and toss them into a green salad for added color and flavor.
  • Enjoy as a Snack: These carrots are so tasty, that you might find yourself snacking on them straight from the baking sheet!

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply want a delightful side dish, these roasted carrots with honey glaze are sure to impress. Enjoy the natural sweetness and vibrant colors! 🥕🍯🌿

Note: The image above is for illustrative purposes only. Your roasted carrots will look equally delicious, even if they don’t match the photo! 😊

The recipe in this post was created by David Huston, and I used AI to help create this post.
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