Honey Butter Roasted Carrots – An enticing side dish for fall and for the holidays! This simple side dish is packed with huge garlic butter and honey flavor.

Honey Butter roasted carrots

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

Can you believe Thanksgiving is coming so fast?! 

I’m not exactly sure how this happened… It seems like just yesterday we were starting summer and spending the days quarantined in our homes and yards. 

Life rushes by so fast sometimes, it’s easy to miss the good parts.

I think that’s what Thanksgiving is all about, especially in our day and age. Taking time to stop the madness for a day (and hopefully for a long weekend) to focus on gratefulness.

Honey butter

Simple Yet Indulgent 

We live in a hectic, yet indulgent, society where people are used to getting exactly what they want, the moment they want it.

And if they don’t? Temper tantrum.

Yet being grateful, even for the little blessings in life, changes our whole entire outlook on our circumstances, family, country, and world.

We try to simplify our lives as much as possible. Not allowing ourselves to be sucked into unnecessary business, makes it easier to stop and see the beauty in each day.

This is true even in cooking… Not all dishes have to be complicated to be spectacular.

Roasted carrots

Honey Butter Carrots 

Today’s Honey Butter Whole Roasted Carrots recipe is a perfect example of simple perfection.

It’s a 5-ingredient recipe that you can prep and pop in the oven in less than 5 minutes.

The Honey Butter Roasted Carrots are roasted for a few minutes with only butter, salt, and pepper. Then tossed with honey, garlic, and orange zest, and placed back in the oven, to intensify the flavor.

Whole carrots

Soft Roasted Carrots

What you end up with is soft succulent earthy carrots with a dazzling savory-sweet appeal. Honey Butter Carrots take less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish and pair well with nearly every main dish.

Now that’s something to be thankful for!

Honey roasted carrots

How To Make Honey Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots Ingredients 

  • Whole Carrots
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Garlic Cloves 
  • Orange Zest 
  • Salt and Pepper

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Start off by preheating the oven to 450 degrees F. Then prepare a baking sheet by covering it with parchment paper. 
  2. Scrub the carrots thoroughly and then dry them. (The carrots do not need to be peeled unless the skins of the carrots are unusually rough).
  3. Place the carrots on the baking sheet in a single layer and drizzle the butter over the top of them. Then sprinkle the carrots with salt and pepper before tossing to make sure the whole carrot is covered in the butter and seasonings. Make sure to spread them back out in a single line when done. 
  4. Roast the carrots in the oven for about 15 minutes. While they are cooking, mince the garlic and zest the orange. 
  5. Take the carrots out of the oven and drizzle the tops of the carrots with honey. Then sprinkle the carrots with the minced garlic and the orange zest. Shake the pan to coat all carrots in the honey butter. 
  6. Put the carrots back in the oven and roast for another five to ten minutes or until the largest carrot is tender when pricked with a fork. 
  7. Serve these warm and enjoy! 

Get The Full (Printable) Recipe Below For How To Make Honey Butter Roasted Carrots.

Oven roasted carrots

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I peel the carrots? 

Ultimately you can peel the carrots to make sure that they are clean enough to eat, if you don’t want to wash and scrub them well. This is not necessary though as the skins of carrots are edible. However, some people would say carrot skin has a bitter taste, especially with larger carrots.

Are roasted carrots healthy for you? 

Carrots are naturally full of vitamins and minerals. However, the longer they are cooked, the more the nutrients are diminished.

On the other hand, when you cook a carrot, it breaks down the cell walls of the vegetable and it ends up making it easier to digest. 

How long do these roasted carrots last? 

If you keep them in an airtight container in your fridge, they can last for about 3 to 5 days.

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Honey Butter Roasted Carrots

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
You've got to try these amazing 5-Ingredient Honey Butter Roasted Carrots! A simple side dish with huge garlic butter and honey flavor.
Servings: 6


  • 2 pounds whole carrots, scrubbed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of one orange
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Scrub the carrots thoroughly, then dry. You do not need to peel the carrots, unless the skins are exceptionally rough.
  • Lay the carrots in a single layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle butter over the top. Then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, and spread the carrots out again.
  • Roast the carrots in the oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, zest one orange and mince the garlic.
  • Drizzle honey over the top of the carrots, and sprinkle with minced garlic and orange zest. Shake the pan to coat each carrot in honey butter. Then roast again for 5-10 minutes, until the largest carrot is fork-tender. Serve warm.


Serving: 5ounces, Calories: 172kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 171mg, Potassium: 491mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 25490IU, Vitamin C: 9.1mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Holiday, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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