5 Ingredient Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots

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5 Ingredient Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots

This 5 Ingredient Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe is super tasty, healthy and easy to make.  It’s the best oven roasted carrots recipe you will find. 

Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe

The daffodils and trees are just starting to bloom in the mountains and I am giddy like a schoolgirl that spring is here.  With the new season, I’m trying to incorporate some fresh seasonal sides to my weekly menu including this Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe.  Don’t these pretty little carrots just scream spring?

I love how oven roasting these on a simple sheet pan turns them from a boring ole’ bag of baby carrots to a delightful recipe that will have your family asking for more.  They are downright irresistible and I dare say this roasted carrots recipe will even turn carrot haters in CARROT LOVERS.

Don’t believe me… here is why!

Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe

Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe

I’m pretty predictable at the grocery store.  I pick up one of those bags of baby carrots almost every time I go for snacking.  I’ve snacked on them since High School!  One time I ended up with a few extra bags and decided to get creative by using them for dinner.  The result is this Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe that is perfect for any season.

I’m kind of sad I spent decades only snacking on the baby carrots raw because roasting them is a game-changer.

And even though carrots feel spring-y this a great year-round side dish because baby carrots are easily available 365 days a year.  That’s just one reason to love this recipe.

Best Oven Roasted Carrots Recipe

The Best Oven Roasted Carrots recipe

This is really the best oven-roasted carrots recipe.  If you haven’t roasted carrots yet you have to join the party.  The flavors totally pop when you do.  They come out tender and rich in flavor.

This is so simple to throw together and is really just simply cooked on a sheet pan.  The flavors of parmesan and garlic go perfectly together with the slightly sweet baby carrots to make a side dish everyone will ask for again and again.

How to Roast Carrots

Simple Sheet Pan Roasted Carrots

Another favorite part about this recipe is how it’s just a Simple Sheet Pan Roasted Carrots recipe.  It’s really THAT EASY.

I love tossing the ingredients on a foil-lined sheet pan and roasting them.  It’s easy to clean up and can be made in less than 30 minutes… which is about all the time I have to cook these days.

Any recipe that’s only 5 ingredients, tastes incredible and takes less than 30 minutes to cook is a winner.

Parsley and garlic with carrots

What’s in this Parmesan Garlic Roasted Carrots recipe?

It will be our little secret that my Parmesan Roasted Carrots are only five ingredients!  Here’s what you will need…

  • Baby Carrots
  • Parmesan
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Olive Oil


Sheet Pan Carrots

How to Roast Carrots?

Curious how to roast carrots? It could not be easier!

  1. Toss the carrots in olive oil, parmesan, garlic, and thyme.
  2. Lay on a sheet pan and roast until tender.
  3. You can add another dusting of parmesan after cooking.
  4. If you are feeling fancy, garnish with parsley-like I did!


Simple and tasty!

Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe

The end result is a super tasty kid and a family-friendly recipe you will want to make again and again.

Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe

Roasted Carrots Recipe

The best part about this Roasted Carrots recipe is how versatile it is!  You can easily make them for a simple side dish for any weeknight dinner OR put them in a pretty dish and they’d even be super delicious on your Easter table.

I’m totally obsessed with this Parmesan Garlic Carrots recipe and I know you will be too!

Parmesan Garlic Olive Oil

As always I’d love to know what you think! Give them a try and let me know.



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Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe


Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe

Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe

This is the best oven roasted carrots recipe! This Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe is full of flavor and only 5 Ingredients!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 87 kcal


  • 16 ounces baby carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss well.
  • Pour onto baking sheet.
  • Roast for 25-30 minutes, tossing halfway through.


Serves four smaller side dishes or two large ones.


Calories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 149mgPotassium: 269mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 15667IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 1mg
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Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe

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What are you doing for Easter?

By | 2020-05-28T22:24:21-04:00 April 22nd, 2020|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Side Dishes|53 Comments


  1. Leslie April 23, 2020 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Roasting carrots is my favorite way to eat them! This recipe looks amazing! Would love to try these flavors together.

  2. dixya @food, pleasure,and health April 23, 2020 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    i love that charred look on carrots! they are often forgotten but when roasted, it changes everything. Yes, I am looking forward to the spring as well.

  3. Rachel April 22, 2020 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Perfect!! I have THREE BAGS of baby carrots! I’ll try this recipe tomorrow! Thanks!

  4. Deborah Brooks April 22, 2020 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Just got a bunch of carrots in my veggie box! These will happen thanks

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  6. Miz Helen April 4, 2016 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I can almost taste these awesome Roasted Carrots, can’t wait to taste them, thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2016 at 10:36 am - Reply

      Thank you for hosting! I’m glad you liked them!

  7. Jess @hellotofit April 1, 2016 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Mmm roasted carrots are so good!! The last time I had them, it was at my friend’s house. They grilled salmon and had carrots and potatoes on the side 🙂

  8. Rachel March 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I’m so hungry. YUM! Thanks for linking up.

  9. Farrah March 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Oh em gee yes please. I have a bunch of baby carrots I wanna use up! This will be perfect!! 😀

  10. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life March 26, 2016 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    These look so delicious! We’ll be trying them soon! Just shared them on my FB page! Happy Easter!

  11. Easy Peasy Life Matters March 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    This sound absolutely perfect for Easter or any time of the year!! 🙂

  12. Laura @ This Runner's Recipes March 25, 2016 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Carrots scream Easter to me also, and so does thyme. Love the seasonings you choose! Roasted carrots are one of my favorite vegetable dishes.

  13. Smitha @ Running with SD Mom March 25, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I am so saving these carrots to make on Easter Sunday! They look easy and YUM!

  14. Roasted carrots are one of my faves! Really brings out the flavor

  15. I think Easter is my favorite holiday because it signals the arrival of spring. I’m always disappointed when it’s cold on Easter!

    I pinned those carrots. Sounds really good!

  16. Sana March 25, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

    This recipe looks amazing! Unrelated, but after reading the title of your blog post, I thought to myself. Has anyone deep fried a carrot before? Hahha I hope the answer is no!

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2016 at 10:47 am - Reply

      I hope the answer is no too! Yuck! It would not shock me though!

  17. Annmarie March 25, 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

    LOVE roasted carrots (like, my fav) and love how easy peasy these are!!! Thanks for linking up and sharing 🙂

  18. The Better Baker March 25, 2016 at 8:06 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love roasted veggies….these carrots look inviting and I love the simplicity of the recipe. MMM! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. May you and yours enjoy a wonderful Easter weekend.

  19. [email protected] March 24, 2016 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    This sounds and looks like a dish we would enjoy. Can’t wait to try it!

  20. Sonali- The Foodie Physician March 24, 2016 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Roasted veggies are one of life’s simple pleasures and this preparation sounds delicious! 6 ingredients have never looked so good 🙂

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2016 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Thank you Sonali! I agree- nothing is better than roasted veggies.

  21. Mary Beth Jackson March 24, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Smart! I have never thought about adding parmesan cheese! Sounds great! Happy Easter!

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

      I think about ways to add cheese to everything- haha 🙂

  22. Runaway Bridal Planner March 24, 2016 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    These look fabulous and so easy to make:)
    I love cooked carrots, I will be trying this.

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Thanks for trying it out! I’m sure you’ll love it!

  23. These look SO amazing! My son would inhale them!

  24. [email protected] March 24, 2016 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    I don’t care for raw carrots but roasting them sounds good. Thanks for the suggestion.

  25. Jenn - a traveling Wife March 24, 2016 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Say what?! I love roasted carrots. My favorite is with a bit of roasted garlic and herbes de provence (I love the slight lavender flavor). I need to try it with some parmesan next time.

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2016 at 10:36 am - Reply

      I don’t have any herbs de provence! I need to buy some the next time I’m at the store. I’ve heard wonderful things about it.

  26. Julie, these look amazing!! Parmesan is one of my favorite cheeses! Can’t wait to try them!

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

      Thanks Sue! Me too– I love all cheeses really 🙂

  27. Susie @ SuzLyfe March 24, 2016 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Oh, and I bet they smell so gooooooooooood!

  28. Mary Jean Henson March 24, 2016 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Will spend Easter with family and friends! We are hosting Easter dinner. I am going to use this recipe and tell the grandkids they are Julie’s bunny carrots! Happy Easter!.

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

      What a lovely time! I hope you enjoy the carrots!! 🙂

  29. Blane Sherer March 24, 2016 at 5:14 am - Reply

    I will be spending ” An Easter on The Farm ” at Historic Brattonsville
    near Rock Hill, SC Saturday with my daughters and my grandson.
    We will all celebrate Easter at my folks on Sunday. Looking forward to it.
    Hope you enjoy your Easter !

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

      That sounds like a lovely time! I hope you enjoy it!

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