Honey glazed carrots are so easy to make, yet so full of flavor. Just a handful of pantry essentials, carrots, fresh herbs, and a little time in the oven is all it takes to turn this crunchy lunchbox snack into a delicious sweet, and savory side dish. Roasted in the oven and ready in just 25 minutes, these irresistible carrots are perfect year-round with chicken, fish, or pork and as a star side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. This recipe is completely customizable. If you’re not crazy about ginger (or you simply hate grating it), skip it!
Prepare your carrots. I purchased prepared petit carrots because they make life so much easier. However, you can easily prepare this recipe with any type of carrot. Simply wash and peel the carrots and dry well. If the carrots are different sizes, cut them to be the same size. Transfer the prepared carrots to a large mixing bowl.
Prepare the glaze by transferring the olive oil, honey, ginger, salt, pepper, and rosemary to a small bowl. Whisk well to combine.
Add the glaze to the mixing bowl with the carrots. Mix well to completely coat the carrots with the ginger honey glaze. Transfer the carrots to your prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle with fresh thyme, if desired.
Bake the carrots until fully cooked, fork-tender, and caramelized. Remove the roasted carrots from the oven and drizzle with additional honey, if desired.