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Frozen Carrots Recipe

This oven roasted crinkle cut frozen carrots recipe is an easy side dish for dinner! No need to thaw, and only 5 minutes of prep work. You can’t go wrong with this delicious vegetable recipe!

a red spatula full of roasted carrots

This crinkle cut frozen carrots recipe is one of my favorite dinner time hacks. 

Including a veggie with dinner when it is not in the main dish has always been a struggle for me.

Roasted frozen vegetables has been a game changer for me!

It is such an easy, quick, and delicious way to get a vegetable side dish on the table with little effort.

frozen carrots being scooped from the baking sheet

The first time that I made these crinkle cut carrots my husband and I polished off the entire batch with dinner.

Since then they have become a regular favorite and we make them all the time! 

In fact, these carrots are so good that we are always complaining that there aren’t more, so we have started to make a double batch each time. 

a red spatula taking a scoop of roasted carrots from the baking sheet

Honestly, I am craving them just thinking about it. 

They are sweet and savory, and best of all, incredibly easy to make!

crinkle cut carrots on a baking sheet

How to make roasted frozen carrots

You will need a 12 oz bag of frozen crinkle cut carrots. 

I bought mine at target for less than $1 – bonus points, this recipe is also super affordable!

Mix together your honey, olive oil, and spices until combined. 

Place the frozen carrots on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and honey mixture.

up close image of the texture of the finished roasted carrots

Spread out the frozen carrots into an even layer on the baking sheet.

One note here – make sure you do not allow the carrots to thaw before you prep them. 

I tried these and I eat a whole bag and that’s all for supper a lot of the time. They are wonderful and so inexpensive, I get carrots that are $1 a bag so affordable for sure!

crinkle cut carrots on the baking sheet after finished cooking

This recipe is intended to cook the carrots from frozen, so thawing them first will result in a mushy texture. 

Roast the frozen carrots at 425 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes, checking to stir/flip every 10ish minutes.

You can cook them even longer for more caramelized crispy edges! 

This is a very forgiving recipe, and these will taste more amazing as they continue to cook a bit longer. 

I found this recipe a few months ago and have to say I LOVE it. I always wind up eating the whole thing and it’s all I have for supper sometimes, at least I’m getting my veggies in!” – Mary

a blue spatula taking a scoop of the finished roasted frozen carrots

These are NOT crispy, but the texture we are going for here is juicy caramelized carrots that are sweet and savory, and have just enough bite to not be mushy.

I am not usually a sweet veggie lover, but I am obsessed with the subtle sweetness from the carrots combined with the honey!

Honestly, the fact that this was the favorite part of our dinner speaks for itself.

Our new favorite “lazy” dinner is now a batch of these roasted frozen carrots, Annie’s organic mac and cheese (because, toddler), and meatless chicken strips or nuggets.

Easy, convenient, and healthy-ish.

Everyone needs a fall back simple meal!

a red spatula taking a scoop of roasted carrots

More frozen vegetable recipes

Oven roasted frozen broccoli is another one of my favorite super easy vegetable side dishes.

Very similar to these carrots, it takes only minutes to prep!

Everyone loves these roasted frozen brussels sprouts coated in crispy parmesan cheese edges!

And you must try this yummy roasted frozen cauliflower recipe

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Yield: 2 - 3 servings

Frozen Carrots Recipe

easy roasted carrots

Easy roasted frozen carrots recipe - the perfect simple side dish! Roasted in a sweet and savory honey marinade that makes the flavor incredible!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz bag of frozen crinkle cut carrots
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. In a small bowl, stir together olive oil, honey, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper until well combined
  3. Place the frozen carrots on a large baking sheet and toss with the mixture until well combined
  4. Spread carrots out into an even layer
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes, until caramelized and hot. Stir/flip every 10 minutes

Notes

  1. These carrots are not intended to be crispy, the texture is more of a caramelized carrot with a little bite (no mushy carrots!)
  2. Do not allow carrots to thaw before cooking. This will result in mushy carrots

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 420mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

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Cara

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

SO yummy!! Thanks!!

Mary

Wednesday 11th of March 2020

I found this recipe a few months ago and have to say I LOVE it. I always wind up eating the whole thing and it’s all I have for supper sometimes, at least I’m getting my veggies in!

Joy Shull

Saturday 14th of March 2020

so glad you enjoyed the recipe Mary! I too want to eat the whole thing myself!!

Jennifer Caulk

Sunday 16th of February 2020

This recipe is delicious and so easy! I've used fresh carrots and carrots that I had sliced and frozen myself (great way to save produce before you go on vacation). Since my carrots are thinner and/or fresh I have them in the oven for a shorter amount of time. I make mine on Silpat because it's easy to clean and reusable. Thanks for the excellent recipe!

Joy Shull

Tuesday 18th of February 2020

so glad you enjoyed the carrot recipe Jennifer!

Mary

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

I tried these and I eat a whole bag and that's all for supper alot of the time. They are wonderful and so inexpensive, I get carrots that are $1 a bag so affordable for sure!

Joy Shull

Sunday 26th of January 2020

So glad you enjoyed the recipe Mary!

Mary Freeman

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

WOW! I don’t even know what else to say, this is amazing and I’ll be sharing with my friends

Joy Shull

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

So glad you enjoyed the recipe!