These garlic butter roasted carrots are an easy side dish recipe. Carrots roasted to tender perfection in melted butter and minced garlic!
Carrots have long been one of my absolute favorite vegetables.
This recipe is simple, and a classic in our home.
If you are looking for an easy way to make carrots taste delicious, this recipe is for you!
It is a side dish that is sure to please everyone, kids and adults alike.
The carrots are perfectly roasted to tender perfection with sea salt, pepper, butter, and fresh minced garlic.
Fresh garlic adds a lovely base of flavor and makes the carrots taste gourmet.
The fresh parsley on top is optional, but adds a nice touch and freshness.
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Feel like a winner when you serve up this delicious dish to your family.
How to make garlic roasted carrots
Peel and cut 1 pound of carrots into diagonal 1-2″ pieces.
I prefer to use whole carrots for this recipe, not baby carrots.
Whole carrots have more flavor than baby carrots do, and work beautifully for this recipe.
Place the carrots in a small baking dish, and prepare your garlic butter.
I do not recommend using a baking sheet for this recipe.
The edges of a baking dish help keep the butter near to the carrots instead of going off to the sides.
With a baking sheet, you risk the butter going off the sides of the sheet and into the oven, instead of cooking the carrots.
Mince up your fresh garlic, and add it to a small bowl along with the butter.
Microwave until melted, stir in the salt and pepper, then pour the garlic butter over the carrot pieces, mixing until coated.
The carrots should be totally coated in the garlic butter sauce.
Roast the carrots for 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then remove from the oven to stir.
Once stirred, roast an additional 15 minutes, until tender but not mushy.
Once you have finished cooking the carrots, remove from the oven and sprinkle the tops with fresh parsley and you are ready to serve!
I would eat a whole dish of these by myself they are so delicious.
They are tender and flavorful and make a perfect side for dinner time.
These roasted carrots are in regular rotation around here.
Excellent and easy recipe, thanks! My son wanted seconds and that almost never happens with veggies! – Elizabeth
The carrots are tender and buttery and so full of flavor thanks to loads of fresh garlic.
This recipe calls for using 8 cloves of minced garlic.
If you are afraid of that much, you can use less.
But I promise the garlic flavor isn’t overwhelming, just insanely good.
Fresh garlic is a favorite in our house.
It really takes the flavor level up on dishes, and we use it often!
Try these for an easy side dish to go with your dinner tonight!
These were really good! A great way to get the kids to eat their veggies! – Kayli
More Side dish recipes
Here are some more easy side dish recipe ideas that we love!
- Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
- Creamed Corn
- Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream
- Roasted Potatoes and Onions
- Roasted Frozen Broccoli
- Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms
- Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Frozen Roasted Vegetables Recipe
- The Best Skillet Corn
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Garlic roasted carrots recipe
- 1 lb carrots, washed and cut diagonally into 1-2" pieces
- 8 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- fresh chopped parsley, for garnishing
- Cut carrots and place in a small baking dish
- In a small bowl, add butter and minced garlic
- Microwave butter/garlic for 30-45 seconds, or until butter is melted
- Add salt and pepper to the butter mixture and stir to combine
- Pour butter over carrots and toss to coat evenly
- Roast at 425 for 15 minutes and stir
- Roast an additional 15 minutes, or until tender
- Garnish with fresh parsley
To make this recipe dairy free, simply substitute the butter for vegan butter.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 434mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g