The holidays are here so bring on all of the side dishes to add to your table! You really can’t beat a side dish of Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots. These are glazed, simple and so delicious! No one wants a boring carrot which is why we have these carrots that you’re going to love! What are some of your favorite holiday dishes? I love the colors that these carrots can bring to a table!
Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots
What better to add to your holiday spread than these Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots. Not only does this dish add all the color to the spread, but so much flavor! Made with a couple of simple ingredients, these carrots will make a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering. These oven-roasted carrots get a delicious caramelization from the honey and garlic and a little buttery richness. They make a great side dish with chicken, steak, pork and just about anything else! The sweet combination of the honey with the creaminess of melted butter with garlic–so good! You will have everyone coming back for seconds.
What you need to make Honey Garlic Butter Carrots:
Tri-color carrots: You don’t need to use tri-color carrots here but I think they add so much color to this dish that’s great to add to your holiday table.
Honey: the sweetness from the honey mixed with the butter and garlic is delicious here.
Butter: who doesn’t love a little butter in their dish?
Minced garlic: this is the perfect addition to any roasted dish.
Sea salt, pepper
Fresh parsley: the fresh herbs on these carrots is a must!
Do I have to use tri-color carrots?
No! If you don’t want to use tri color carrots or don’t have any at your store, you can also use this recipe with regular carrots. I love the colors that the variety of colored carrots brings to this dish.
How to cook colored carrots?
They are cooked the same as regular carrots so no extra prep is needed when using multi-colored carrots.
How to prepare rainbow carrots?
Rainbow carrots can be prepared just as you would any dish using orange carrots. The taste will be similar when they are cooked although when eaten raw you will taste a stronger distinction between them.
Can you boil purple carrots?
Yes, they boil just like any other carrots you prep on the stove top. Just slice and boil.
How are purple carrots different?
Purple carrots are pigmented differently than other carrots. It is called anthocyanins – this is a powerful antioxidant that acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps boost the immune system.
Are purple carrots purple all the way through?
Yes, the color pigment runs through the whole carrot and can be seen when sliced and prepared.
Can you overcook carrots?
Yes, by overcooking them you will remove the nutrients from your carrots. You want to watch them closely while cooking them so that they are tender-crisp. You can test them by poking a fork into them to see how done they are. If it is really hard to insert the fork, they aren’t done yet. If there is no resistance and can be mashed with the fork they are overcooked. Finding the balance is what you want.
When should I make these honey garlic butter roasted carrots?
- Serve them at your next holiday party!
- Have these roasted carrots as a side for your fall inspired dinner.
- Take to your family or friends gathering to impress everyone there!
- Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots are so addictive that you may just want to make them every day! They are sweet and savory, tender crisp and so delicious!
How to make these honey garlic carrots:
Start by chopping up the carrots. You want the carrots to be fairly equal in size so they all will cook evenly!
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, mix carrots with avocado oil and sea salt and pepper.
Place in casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes.
While carrots are baking, prepare honey garlic butter sauce. Melt butter in pan with minced garlic cloves. Continue to whisk. Add honey and whisk. The sauce will begin to appear brown in color.
Set aside and pour on top of carrots after finished baking. Place back in the oven to bake for 40 more minutes until carrots are fork tender.
Enjoy your honey garlic roasted carrots!
Looking for other Thanksgiving, Easter or holiday side dishes? Try these:
- Fall Kale Salad
- Cinnamon Maple Air Fried Sweet Potato Fries
- Fall Pasta Salad
- Cranberry Brie Bites
- Brussels sprouts Salad
- Carrot Cake Bites
My favorite dish to cook these in:
How cute is this casserole dish? One of my favorites to serve recipes in. Plus it makes pairs to go with it for soup, plates, etc!
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- Tri-color carrots (2 bunches)
- 4 tbsp Butter (i used a grass-fed)
- 3 cloves Minced garlic
- Fresh parsley
- 1 1/2tbsp honey
- Sea salt, pepper
- 2 tbsp Avocado oil
- Chop up all carrots and add them to a large bowl. Add avocado oil, salt and pepper and mix.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place carrots evenly in casserole dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
- While carrots are cooking, prepare honey garlic butter mix on stove. Add butter and minced garlic and continually whisk. Add in honey and continue to whisk until it starts to brown.
- Pour mixture over carrots and place back in the oven for 40 minutes. Place aluminium foil on half way through and toss.
- Top with fresh parsley and serve!
until next time...