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Honey Roasted Carrots with Balsamic and Walnuts

Sweet and tender, these glazed honey roasted carrots are tossed with balsamic, toasted walnuts, and fresh thyme to make a simple holiday side dish!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword balsamic roasted carrots, honey roasted carrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 125kcal
Author justalittlebitofbacon

Ingredients

  • 2 lb carrots
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, or 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Place your oven rack in the bottom third of the oven. Heat oven to 375F.
  • Wash carrots and peel if needed. Cut carrots into ~4 inch long sticks, halving or quartering the pieces as needed so they are all of similar width.
  • Toss the carrot sticks with olive oil and salt.
  • Spread out the carrots in your roasting pan so they aren't on top of each other. (Crowded vegetables steam, not roast.)
  • Roast the carrots for 10 minutes. Stir the carrots. Roast for 10 minutes more.
  • Remove the roasting pan from the oven. Toss the carrots with the honey, walnuts, and thyme leaves.
  • Roast the carrots for 5 minutes more.
  • Transfer the carrots to your serving platter and top with the balsamic vinegar.

Notes

  • Nuts: You can switch out the walnuts for other nuts, such as pecans, almonds, or pistachios. If you want to use pine nuts, add them only in the last 2 minutes of roasting since they burn easily.
  • Cutting the carrots: You can use any number of different shapes here. I like long sticks, so that is what I did. You can cut them in coins, shorter sticks, very long sticks, etc.
  • Parsnips: A mix of carrots and parsnips is a great variation.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal