Honey Butter Roasted Carrots

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!