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Roasted Carrots With Honey Butter

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I have always loved eating carrots. They are such a great snack and super healthy too. This roasted carrots with honey butter recipe is a perfect side dish to go along with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. But you don’t have to wait for the holidays to enjoy this amazing recipe.

If you are a fan of honey, butter, and carrots, you will absolutely love this. And I love how super easy roasted carrots are to make too, all you need are just a handful of ingredients. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Carrots, honey, and butter on a white counter top.

In order to make these honey butter glazed roasted carrots, you need a handful of simple ingredients:

  • Carrots – You can use a variety of carrots. My favorite kind to use are the rainbow carrots. The baby carrots and of course regular carrots work really well too.
  • Butter – Use salted or unsalted butter.
  • Honey – Use your favorite honey, I normally just use clover honey.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder – This is optional.


  • Sheet pan
  • Silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or foil
  • Basting brush
  • Bowl
  • Fork
  • Tongs

Step 2: How to make honey butter glazed roasted carrots

Rainbow carrots on a sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat.

Begin by preheating the oven to 400 F/205 C.

Line a baking pan/sheet with parchment paper, foil, or a silicone baking mat. I always just use my silicone baking mat.

Rinse the carrots really well. If you like you can peel them and cut off the tops and bottoms. I normally do not peel or cut the tops and bottoms off, I like the more rustic look that it gives. Personal preference.

Also, you can use pretty much whatever carrots that you like, as I mentioned above. The rainbow carrots are awesome for this dish, but you can also use the peeled baby carrots, or just regular carrots as well.

Hand basting carrots with honey butter.

Melt the butter and add the honey and mix really well with a fork. You can melt the butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds then add the honey.

Or, combine the two in a small saucepot and melt them together until just barely melted. Either way will work just fine. I typically just do the first option.

Now baste the first side of the carrots with the honey butter, then sprinkle on some salt and pepper and even garlic powder if you like.

Rainbow carrots with honey butter and seasoning on them.

Then use tongs and turn them over and baste the other side so they are evenly coated and season that side. And just like that the carrots are prepped and ready to be roasted.

Step 3: Roast those carrots!

Finished roasted carrots on a sheet pan.

Place the carrots in the oven, middle rack position, and roast/bake them for 25 to 60 minutes. The time will vary greatly depending on the size of your carrots.

Mini carrots will take around 25 to 30 minutes. Medium carrots will be closer to 45 to 50 minutes. And really large carrots will take around an hour.

Roast until they are fork-tender. If you like, halfway through baking you can baste the carrots again with more honey butter.

Once they are done (fork-tender), they should be slightly shriveled on the outside, and a bit of brown caramelization from the honey butter.

Freshly roasted carrots with honey butter glaze on a white plate.

Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving warm.

There you go a perfect side dish to serve with Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, or any dinner.


How long do roasted carrots last?

Store the leftover roasted carrots in a zip lock bag or in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last 3 to 5 days in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

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Roasted Carrots With Honey Butter

These roasted carrots with honey butter or honey butter glazed carrots are super yummy and easy to make. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Cooling Time5 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, savory, sweet, Thanksgiving, vegetables, vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • sheet pan
  • Silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or foil
  • Basting brush
  • Bowl
  • Fork
  • Tongs


  • 2 lbs of carrots 907g, doesn’t have to be exact
  • 3 tbsp butter 42g
  • 3 tbsp honey 63g
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Pinch of garlic powder optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 F/205 C. Line a baking sheet or pan with parchment paper, foil, or a silicone baking mat.
  • Rinse the carrots and dry them. Peel and cut off the ends if desired.
  • Place the butter in a small bowl and melt it in the microwave, about 30 seconds. Add the honey and mix until combined. Alternatively, add the two to a small pot and heat until barely melted and combined.
  • Baste the carrots on the first side and then season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, if desired. Turn them over with tongs, and baste and season the other side.
  • Roast in the oven on the middle rack for 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the carrots. Small carrots will be around 30 minutes large carrots closer to 60 minutes. Cook until fork-tender and lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and cool a few minutes then serve. Enjoy!


How to Make Roasted Carrots with Honey Butter


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Calories: 109kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ll bet this would be wonderful with parsnips as well.

  2. 5 stars
    I love these carrots! As someone who has to follow a low FODMAP diet I’m always looking for good carrot recipes, since that’s an “eat as much as you want” food. Leaving out the optional garlic powder makes these carrots delightfully low FODMAP! Love this! I’ll be making these often – they’re so good!!!

  3. 5 stars
    This is such an amazing side dish!! Everyone loved it!

  4. 5 stars
    The honey butter adds such a sweet & delicious flavor! The carrots are nice & tender & make a great side dish for any occasion!

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