Eat more veggies with this zesty roasted carrots recipe. You’ll want to use fresh carrots for it, it turns out so much better, and takes almost no time at all!
How to Make Perfect Roasted Carrots
I don’t know about you, but it helps me so much to see pictures of the entire process. I can see if I’m doing things correctly. So here are some pictures to help you out. The printable recipe card is below.
1.) Preheat the Oven
The first step is to preheat your oven. Don’t skip this. When the oven is preheated it cooks your carrots evenly and you can depend on the cooking time more.
So preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
2.) Peel and Cut the Carrots
How long should the carrots be? That’s up to you. You can roast them without quartering them, or you can cut them into bite-sized pieces. The size of the carrot doesn’t affect the end result.
3.) Mix Carrots and Toppings
Put the chopped carrots in a big mixing bowl. Top with the garlic and 1/3 cup parmesan cheese. Mix this all up so that the carrots are completely covered.
Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will help you make cleanup easier and the carrots won’t stick to the paper.
4.) Bake for 20 Minutes
Bake the carrots for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F. You’ll be able to smell the garlic and cheese – yum!!
5.) Top With Basil and More Cheese
This is my favorite part! Take them out and let them cool for like 3-5 minutes. Then, top with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and some fresh chopped basil.
It’s ready for dinner!
Which is better – dried parmesan or fresh grated parmesan?
You can use the dried jarred parmesan for this recipe. It turns out just fine. But I personally prefer it with fresh grated parmesan. I buy it already grated in a package at the store to save on time.
I think the grated cheese has a bolder flavor.
Will dried basil work?
Yes, you can use dried basil from your spice rack. However, if you do that it won’t have the same look and the amount of flavor will be diminished. Basil has a very sweet taste that diminishes when it is dried.
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots Recipe
Here is a printable recipe card for you! It has all the instructions. Don’t forget to Pin this recipe or share it to Facebook so you can find it later!
- 7 carrots; quartered
- 1/3 cup Parmesan; for mixing
- 1.4 cup Parmesan; for topping
- 2 tablespoons garlic
- 6 fresh basil leaves; chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut carrots into long quarters and place in a bowl.
- Mix together carrots, garlic, and 1/3 cup Parmesan.
- Pour mixture onto a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 3 minutes then top with 1/4 cup Parmesan and basil. Top with salt and pepper. Serve!
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190 Total Fat: 8.1 g Saturated Fat: 5.4 g Sodium: 1224mg Carbohydrates: 17.8 g Fiber: 3.9g Protein: 13.8g
More Easy Side Dishes
As you meal plan (oh the joy of adulting!) here are some more side dishes to put on the list. My family loves them!