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Roasted Carrots with Easy Thai Peanut Sauce

Roasted carrots are full of nutrition and these are a great way to dress up your meal.

Course vegetable
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted carrots
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 140 kcal
Author With Two Spoons


  • 1 pound carrots
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Easy Thai Peanut Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons peanuts chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  

  2. Wash and peel carrots.  Cut each carrot in half horizontally.  Cut the larger half into sticks by cutting vertically.  This will make your carrots closer together in size so they will roast more evenly.

  3. Put carrots into a gallon sized ziplock bag.  Add the olive oil.  Seal the bag and ensure the carrots are evenly coated.

  4. Spread the carrots out on the baking sheet.  It is important not to crowd the carrots, so you may need a second baking sheet.  Sprinkle with salt.

  5. Place the carrots into the oven on the middle rack.  Roast for 20-30 minutes checking every 10 minutes-the carrots will become caramelized, but you want to remove them before they burn. If you have used 2 baking sheets, be sure to rotate them on the racks (The wide range of times is because carrots are different sizes-larger ones take longer, smaller ones take a shorter amount of time).  

  6. Allow carrots to cool.  Drizzle with Easy Thai Peanut Sauce.  Garnish with peanuts and cilantro. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

It is really important not to crowd the carrots on the baking sheet, otherwise they will steam instead of caramelizing (which will give you underwhelming results).

Click for the recipe for Easy Thai Peanut Sauce