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Oven-Roasted Carrots

My seven children and 15 grandchildren really look forward to carrots when they're prepared this flavorful way. As a cook at our local school, I served two generations of my brood, plus relatives and friends from all over our area.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds baby carrots
  • 4 small onions, quartered
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450°. Place the carrots, onions and garlic in two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Drizzle with oil and vinegar. Sprinkle with the thyme, salt and pepper; gently toss to coat.
  • Cover and bake for 20 minutes; stir. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes; stir again. Bake until carrots are crisp-tender, 10 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 101 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • bunqui95
    Jan 3, 2017

    This was delicious! It made for a delightful side dish for our Christmas dinner. Even my husband enjoyed it, and he made it very clear that he does NOT like cooked carrots. I didn't have whole garlic, so I substituted minced. I'm looking forward to making this with whole cloves. Yum!

  • ChrisD1717
    Sep 8, 2016

    These were absolutely delicious! The only cooked carrots I would eat were those made with a roast. They had the flavor of the meat. But after eating these I found a new way to enjoy carrots without the meat. Only thing I did different was mince the garlic ahead of time. Thanks for a great recipe.

  • Debglass11
    Aug 29, 2016

    I love to roast carrots and this is a great way to do it! I used regular carrots, peeled them and sliced them into discs. When I went to reach for my dried thyme, I was out! So I substituted a combination of oregano and basil instead. Next time I'll try it with the thyme. As per some of the reviews, I smashed the garlic too. This is a wonderful side dish that I will definitely make again!

  • rena 55
    Jun 26, 2016

    I just recently fell in love with roasted vegetables and carrots are one of my favorites! These are easy to fix and taste so good! They will be in my side dish rotation often!

  • ebramkamp
    Jan 2, 2016

    A really tasty and easy way to make carrots. I read the reviews first so smashed the garlic. Delicious!

  • fascinator
    Nov 8, 2015

    I love this recipe. I smashed the garlic slightly to release more flavours and used regular carrots cut into sticks.

  • BilliePock
    Oct 29, 2015

    Really great flavor. I made these with a beef roast and everyone loved them. I did add a little bit of fresh basil. Looking forward to making these again.

  • rwippel
    Nov 19, 2014

    This was a nice change up from my standard butterscotch carrots. My typical carrots call for butter, sugar, and babysitting. None of the three were involved with this. I enjoyed this healthy and easy side dish!

  • joycerm53
    Apr 21, 2014

    Good and very easy. Made these for Easter dinner.

  • Debkj
    Apr 17, 2011

    These are delicious and so easy!