Honey Glazed Carrots

These honey glazed carrots are an easy sheet pan recipe that transforms the everyday carrot into a show-stopping sweet and savory side dish (that’s also highly addictive). 

Honey glazed carrots in a white bowl on a table.

These oven roasted beauties are coated in the most delicious honey glaze, studded with garlic, ginger and a pinch of cinnamon. With that in mind, you might want to make an extra batch. They magically disappear fast.

Choosing The Right Carrots

You can use orange or rainbow carrots, whole or baby carrots. Just make sure to chop the carrots the same size to ensure they cook evenly.

  • Whole carrots: Go for the thinner ones (no thicker than an inch or so). You can roast them as is, chop them in half lengthwise or diagonally into oval disks. 
  • Baby carrots: Since these are small already, cooking them as is will work just fine.

It’s All About The Honey Glaze

While roasting carrots bring out a subtle sweetness, this easy honey glaze takes it to the next level. 

  • Honey: You can use clover, wildflower, or any variety of honey you like.
  • Garlic: A little bit of minced garlic perfectly balances the sweetness.
  • Butter: Helps to give carrots that glossy finish and rich flavor. Ghee works great too.
  • Olive oil: Just a little bit helps to prevent the butter from burning.
  • Ground spices: I love ginger and cinnamon which play nicely with the carrots’ sweetness.
  • Fresh herbs: For a fresh pop of color and flavor just before serving.

Ingredients for honey glazed carrots on a table.

How to Make Roasted Glazed Carrots

This sheet pan recipe couldn’t be any easier. Just follow these three simple steps.

  • Prep the carrots. Peel the carrots and chop into evenly sized chunks.
  • Toss the carrots. Coat the carrots with the glaze ingredients.
  • Roast the carrots. Spread across a sheet pan and let the oven do all the work!

Honey glazed carrots being tossed on a sheet pan.

Recipe Variations

Just about any hearty main dish works with these carrots. A few delicious combinations are:

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

Honey glazed carrots are best straight out of the oven, but you can refrigerate or freeze them after they’re cooked and cooled.

  • To Store: Place leftovers in an airtight container and store for up to 3 days in the fridge. 
  • To Freeze: Use a freezer-safe bag or container and store for up to 3 months.
  • For Reheating: Simply reheat in the microwave until the carrots are warmed through.

A white bowl with honey glazed carrots.

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A bowl of honey glazed carrots with a spoon.

Honey Glazed Carrots

4.98 from 38 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
These honey glazed carrots are an easy sheet pan recipe that turns into a flavorful, sweet and savory side dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or ghee
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • parsley, thyme or other herbs for garnish (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 425F/220C. Then, cut the carrots on a diagonal, about 1"-1.5" in length. If your carrots are large and thick, you can slice them in half as well.
    Carrots being chopped for honey glazed carrots.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the sliced carrots with the honey, garlic, butter, oil, and spices.
    Honey glazed carrots being tossed in a glass bowl.
  • Pour the carrots and glaze onto a sheet pan and spread them out.
    Honey glazed carrots on a sheet pan before baking.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through. You can also broil for 2-3 minutes, to get caramelization on the edges.
  • Transfer carrots to a serving dish and garnish with chopped herbs.

Lisa's Tips

  • To Store: Place leftovers in an airtight container and store for up to 3 days in the fridge. 
  • To Freeze: Use a freezer-safe bag or container and store for up to 3 months.
  • For Reheating: Simply reheat in the microwave until the carrots are warmed through.
  • I always recommend a heavy duty sheet pan when roasting veggies in the oven, so that your pan doesn't warp and twist.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 499mg, Potassium: 746mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 38064IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 84mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Glazed Carrots, Honey Glazed Carrots, thanksgiving side dish
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98 comments on “Honey Glazed Carrots”

  1. Absolutely loved this recipe! The spices made it the perfect “fall-flavored” compliment to the rest of the food on the plate.5 stars

  2. These carrots are so flavorful and delicious! A wonderful combo of flavors and not too sweet at all. All of the spices and ingredients work together perfectly! My family loved these!5 stars

  3. So Delicious!!! So easy to make too5 stars

  4. Can you make the glazed carrots the day before? Or prep them the day before?

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