Roasting carrots is simple – you toss them in some oil, sprinkle them with salt, and the oven does all the work of developing their sweetness – but sometimes you can add a few extra ingredients to really make the flavors pop. Here, the carrots are tossed in a mixture of honey, butter, and thyme before they head into the oven and the former plays up the sweetness that’s already there while the latter two provide an herby-buttery balance.
1 lb small carrots, peeled and trimmed
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray or brush with oil.
Arrange carrots in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
In a small bowl, mix together the butter, honey, thyme, and salt and pepper. Pour over carrots and toss to evenly coat.
Bake until carrots are tender and browned, about 25-35 minutes. (Larger carrots might take longer.)
Sprinkle with additional salt and parsley, if desired. Enjoy!