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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!

I already have recipes for how to cook frozen green beans, roasted frozen broccoli and roasted frozen corn, so I knew that frozen carrots would also be delicious!

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. 

While I love fresh roasted carrots, this recipe is also amazing and has the added bonus of no prep work required!

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

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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Love carrots? Check out these Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots.

Easy crinkle cut frozen carrots recipe. Perfect super easy veggie side dish for dinner in a hurry! #frozencarrots #crinklecarrots #sidedish #dinner #glutenfree

Frozen Carrots Recipe

Joy Shull
Easy roasted frozen carrots recipe – the perfect simple side dish! Roasted in a sweet and savory honey marinade that makes the flavor incredible!
4.48 from 84 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Vegetable Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 216 kcal


  • 12 oz frozen crinkle cut carrots
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


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


  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


Calories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 467mgPotassium: 384mgFiber: 3gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 18946IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
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Recipe Rating


Thursday 15th of December 2022

This was SO delicious! I used a bag of multi-colored carrot coins from Trader Joe's.


Wednesday 9th of November 2022

This is my go to recipe for carrots, I Love it! There is never any leftovers. Now I have a bag of fresh carrots to use. Do you know how to adjust the recipe for that? Thanks!

Debra Peterson

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

These carrots were so delicious! So flavorful and not mushy at all. Thanks so much for a super easy recipe, it's a keeper.


Wednesday 14th of July 2021

I had my doubts about these. Frozen carrots that aren't squishy and watery? Doubling the recipe because they're that good? Yep, this recipe has a fantastic texture and the flavor is a nice complement to whatever main dish you're serving. My only issue was getting the oil/honey to completely combine, but it didn't make a difference since it melts and is easy to stir during cooking.


Thursday 22nd of April 2021

Loved this recipe. I froze a bunch of carrots and then used them for this. Works really well and saved me money on the carrots.