How to Roast Carrots

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26-09-2020, 10:10
Carrots are colorful, flavorful and healthy vegetables that many people enjoy incorporating into their meals or eating as snacks. They are grown fresh almost all year round in North America, but their best season for people to grow them in their own gardens is late summer and early fall. While orange carrots are the most popular, these vegetables also grow in purple and red varieties. Roasting carrots is one way standard way to cook and eat them, using an oven at high heat. Roast carrots by getting the best ones you can find, cutting them into bite sized pieces and cooking them in a hot oven with olive oil, salt and pepper and any other spices or ingredients that you find appetizing.


  1. Choose fresh, crisp carrots. They should be firm, bright and small or medium. Many people prefer organic carrots that are grown without pesticides or chemicals.
    • Buy fresh carrots at a farmer's market near you, or think about growing your own. If neither option is possible, get them at a produce shop or in your grocery store. Do not use frozen carrots. Fresh, raw carrots will taste and cook better.
    • Look for dark orange carrots for the best health benefits. Darker carrots are higher in vitamin A.
  2. Trim the carrots. With a sharp knife, cut off the top of the carrots with the green sprouts and the very bottom point of the carrots. Be sure to remove any roots and leaves.
  3. Rinse the carrots. Place them in a strainer under cold running water.
    • Scrub the carrots if you are not going to peel them. Otherwise, use a peeler to scrape off the outer layer of the carrot.
  4. Cut the carrots into uniform pieces. You can cut them into slices or cubes, or simple chunks of bite sized pieces.
    • Use baby carrots or carrots that are already chopped or sliced if you want to save yourself time. These may cost a little more, and you will need to use them by the expiration date on their package.
  5. Spray a baking pan or sheet with cooking spray. You can also spread olive oil on the bottom of the pan if you prefer it to the spray.
  6. Place the carrots in the baking pan and spread them out in a single layer. Make sure the pan or sheet can accommodate all the carrots. Crowding the carrots will cause the vegetables to steam and may take longer to cook.
  7. Coat the carrots with olive oil and seasonings such as salt and pepper.
    • Use additional spices, herbs or other ingredients with your carrots. These will depend on your own personal tastes and any recipes you may want to follow. You can add sage, garlic, rosemary, basil, oregano, parsley and even other vegetables.
  8. Heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218 degrees Celsius). Place the baking pan with the carrots into the oven.
    • Cook for 30 to 40 minutes, until the carrots begin to brown. The length of time will really depend on your own taste. Some people like to have their roasted carrots with a bit of a crunch, which would require a shorter cooking time. Others prefer them darkly roasted and soft from extra heat.
    • Flip or stir the carrots halfway through your cooking time. Use a spatula or a large spoon to mix them in the pan. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/\/images\/thumb\/b\/b3\/Roast-Carrots-Step-8Bullet2.jpg\/v4-460px-Roast-Carrots-Step-8Bullet2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/b\/b3\/Roast-Carrots-Step-8Bullet2.jpg\/aid2415952-v4-728px-Roast-Carrots-Step-8Bullet2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":306,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"485","licensing":"<div class=\"mw-parser-output\"><p>License: <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https:\/\/\/licenses\/by-nc-sa\/3.0\/\">Creative Commons<\/a><br>\n<\/p><p><br \/>\n<\/p><\/div>"}
  9. Let your carrots cool for 5 or 10 minutes before serving. They will finish cooking outside of the oven.
  10. Serve the roasted carrots warm. They go well with meats such as chicken, pork or beef. You could also toss them with pasta or rice, or add them as a side to any dish.
  11. Store leftover roasted carrots in airtight containers in your fridge. Eat them within 3 to 5 days for best taste and freshness.


  • Look for creative and tasty recipes. Try balsamic glazed roasted carrots, maple glazed carrots, carrots roasted with brown sugar or onions and rosemary. Check cookbooks if you have them, or go online to sites such as,, Simply Recipes and the Food Network.


  • Avoid using carrots that are rotten. Look for dark spots and discard any vegetables that are mushy or soft before you cook them.

Things You'll Need

  • Carrots
  • Knife
  • Strainer
  • Peeler
  • Baking pan
  • Cooking spray
  • Olive oil
  • Seasonings
  • Spatula
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