This recipe for Roasted Maple Rosemary Carrots is perfect for any old night of the week. They make a delicious side dish for any meal and they’re also great for company and entertaining! Maple Rosemary Carrots are great to bring to a potluck, and even to fancy enough for Thanksgiving dinner.
They are tasty, pretty and orange. Sweet, savory and festive. Healthy, quick and inexpensive. I like mine still a little bit crunchy in the middle. But the bird and the bean like them really soft and (over) cooked. Silly kids. Which ever way you like them….these babies are great.
Even if you don’t think you like cooked carrots, you should give these a try. They are a crowd pleaser.
- 2 pounds carrots, peeled
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (do yourself a favor and use the real stuff, not Auntie J.) 😉
- 2 Tbsp Rosemary
- 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Butter and rosemary and sea salt for top at the end.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil; set aside.
- Peel carrots, and slice into thirds. You want the carrots to all be about the same size. (Some of them I half down the middle longways to match the thinner ends.) Add carrots to a bowl; set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl or saucepan, combine butter and maple syrup. Heat until butter has melted and liquid is warm. Add the (fresh or dried) rosemary and mustard. Stir.
- Pour mixture over carrots.
- Mix together until the carrots are covered with the maple syrup mixture.
- Place carrots in a single layer on baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Roast for 10 minutes then flip the carrots and cook for 5 to 10 minutes more (or until fork tender.)
- Note: Cooking time depends on how thick you cut your carrots and how soft you like them.
- Place carrots in a serving bowl and add 1 tbsp. of butter, a dash of salt and a sprinkle more of rosemary.
Courtney T says
these look so yummy and so simple! i think i’ll try making these for Thanksgiving. Do you think it would work OK using the peeled baby carrots? Adjust cooking time down a little?
Absolutely. I use baby carrots right from the bag for these sometimes if I have them. I usually use less rosemary when I make them for people who aren’t my rosemary loving family. 🙂 Some people don’t love it as much as me.
Diane Balch says
Just wanted you to know that your recipe is being included today in a collection of maple syrup recipes. I will be pinning and tweeting it this week also. http://www.simplelivingeating.com/2014/03/cooking-with-maple-syrup-its-sugaring.html
The Petite Gourmet says
These were amazing!! I make variations of roasted carrots all the time, but this is my favorite so far. I used rainbow carrots from a local farm, so they were tasty AND beautiful! I didn’t do the butter and salt at the end – I don’t think it’s necessary. Thanks!
Thank you so much!! I am glad you loved them as much as we do. I should try it with out the butter.