Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Roasted Parmesan Carrots Recipe

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I'm going to be completely transparent with you for a moment.  I really struggle with side dishes.  One pot meals, no problem.  Entrees, all day long.  But side dishes, yeah I have a hard time with them.  Since I've been trying to eat cleaner, I'm finding that sometimes the most simple ingredients can make the best accompaniment to my meals, and cheese truly makes everything better.  Don't believe me?  Check out my Roasted Parmesan Carrots.

The Roasted Parmesan Carrots on a white plate, sprinted with green onion, and the recipe title above.

Minimal on ingredients, BIG on flavor, and so easy to make.  I know you are going to love this recipe so...

Let's Get Started!

Roasted Parmesan Carrots:
*Prep Time: 5 minutes  *Cook Time:  30 minutes *Difficulty: Easy  *Servings: 2-4


The ingredients needed to make the Roasted Parmesan Carrots.

  • 5 large, whole Carrots, peeled and sectioned
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 2-3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 c Freshly Grated Parmesan
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
To begin you will need to preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

The peeled carrots, a peeler, and the carrot peelings on a cutting board.

While the oven is preheating you will peel the carrots.

The halved carrots on a cutting board with a knife beside them.

Once the carrots are peeled, cut them in half through the middle.
After that, cut each section in half, lengthwise.

The carrots on a foiled lined baking sheet.

Place the peeled and cut carrots onto a foil-lined baking sheet ( I like the Nordic Ware ones).

The carrots on the baking sheet, drizzled with oil, sprinkled with garlic, and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Then drizzle the extra virgin olive oil over the carrots, sprinkle the minced garlic over everything, and season with salt and pepper.

Place the carrots into the preheated oven and cook for 15 minutes.

The carrots, half way through the cooking process, turned over on the baking sheet.

After 15 minutes remove the carrots from the oven and turn over.

The carrots sprinkled with parmesan cheese on the baking sheet.

Sprinkle the freshly grated parmesan over the roasted carrots and return to the oven to cook for 10-15 more minutes.

And yes, before you ask, you MUST use freshly grated parmesan.
The powder stuff will not work here.

The finished Roasted Parmesan Carrots on a white plate.

And there you have it, Roasted Parmesan Carrots!

All of the sudden this humble root vegetable has been transformed into something stunning, that you can be proud to put on any plate.  The natural sweetness from the carrots, savoriness from the roasting, and tanginess from the parmesan cheese give this side dish a flavor that is out of this world.  And hey, kids love veggies that are colorful and covered in cheese, right?  They pair perfectly with my Crock Pot Garlic and Rosemary Roast Beef or my Lemon Pepper Chicken. So if you're struggling with what to serve alongside your entree tonight, worry no more, get in the kitchen and give these Roasted Parmesan Carrots a try tonight!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~


  1. Hi, Mandee,
    These carrots look yummy! I have to tell you, I made your "Simple Cabbage Soup" last night , and it was met with rave reviews from my husband! I added some corn bread and it was perfect for a cold and rainy night here in So. CA! Thanks for sharing this recipe. It's definitely a keeper!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    1. Hey Rosie! Thanks so much for stopping by and from cooking from the blog! I'm so glad you loved the soup! It really makes my heart happy to hear stuff like this. I'm also glad you all are getting some much needed rain in California!

  2. These look wonderful. I started roasting carrots last summer and the flavor is so delicious. I drizzle honey over ours. I will be doing his recipe for sure. You are so right that everything is better with cheese on it. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Oooooo....I LOVE the honey idea! And roasted vegetables are THE BEST!

  3. This detailed recipe provides step-by-step instructions for making delicious Roasted Parmesan Carrots, showcasing how simple ingredients like carrots, garlic, and Parmesan cheese can create a flavorful side dish perfect for any meal. Resulting in a dish that's both visually appealing and packed with flavor.


  4. Aren’t these Parmesan cheese-seasoned carrots mouth-watering! I love learning how to make high palatable vegetables, and this recipe seems a prefect try for me and my family. Carrot's sweetness that's natural and the cheese flavor that's salty will hit you just right! Definitely see what you mean. would go and make it for the dinner today. Furthermore, this recipe will make a very handy excuse to take a well-deserved break from cooking as I prepare to go back to my academic endeavors Dissertation Writing Uk.