This Maple Herb Roasted Carrots recipe is the epitome of simplicity and deliciousness. Whether you're serving them at a holiday gathering or as a quick side dish for a weeknight dinner, they never fail to impress. Caramelized to perfection in a sweet and buttery maple syrup glaze, these carrots boast a harmonious blend of flavors. They offer a delightful balance of savory and sweet. It comes together effortlessly with just 10 ingredients and a mere 25 minutes. Completely Vegan + Gluten-free.
When I'm planning a holiday menu, or really any menu for entertaining, I always want to include something that's vegetarian and gluten-free. Sometimes that means a dessert like Gluten-Free Apple Crisp or an entree like Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie.
But almost always, I like to include a side dish that everyone can enjoy, regardless of dietary restrictions. This beautiful Maple Herb Glazed Carrot recipe fits that bill. Plus, carrots are in season in the fall and winter so you can enjoy the sweetest and most flavorful veggies. Another few crowd-favorite sides are Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes and Loaded Mashed Potatoes because I mean is it even a holiday table without some form of potato?
In this maple-roasted carrot recipe, they're topped with tart-sweet dried cranberries for an extra dose of festivity and texture. Add these carrots to your holiday menu and your guests will be delighted! And the best part is it takes just a few simple ingredients and is ready in under 30 minutes!
This is a 25-minute side dish with just 10 ingredients. Here's what you need to make this roasted carrots recipe:
If you don't have every ingredient on the list for this roasted carrots recipe, don't worry! Here are some simple ingredient substitutions and swaps that make this recipe your own:
This recipe makes total sense at a holiday table. It's a healthy vegan and gluten-free addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas menu. But it's also quick and easy enough to whip up on a weeknight. If you're planning a holiday meal, try serving your herb-glazed carrots with these other festive dishes:
Absolutely! When it comes to food, I can be pretty over the top on most occasions, so adding extra flavor is ALWAYS WELCOMED! With these roasted carrots, for more deliciousness, you can candied bacon (or add on the side so it's still vegan-friendly), and for an extra crunch panko breadcrumbs make a delicious topping!
What a perfect reason to include carrots on your holiday table or as a delightful side dish any time of the year!
Store leftover roasted carrots put in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. You can reheat the carrots on the stove or in the microwave to serve.
Certainly! This recipe makes enough to feed six people as a side dish. But you can simply scale the ingredients up or down to adjust for your party size.
Be mindful of the cooking time to avoid overcooking. Check for doneness by testing the carrots with a fork—they should be tender but not mushy.
Yes, baby carrots can be used. Adjust the cooking time as they may cook faster due to their smaller size.
While fresh carrots are recommended, you can use frozen carrots in a pinch, but the texture may be slightly different.
Certainly, honey can be a delicious substitute for maple syrup if you prefer its flavor! However, it won't be suitable for any vegans at the holiday table so keep that in mind!
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Maple Herb Glazed Carrots