Thyme-Roasted Carrots - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Thyme-Roasted Carrots

Servings:4Serving Size:3/4 cupRecipe Cost:$1.09Cost per Serving:$0.27

Caramelized carrots are one of the great flavors in the world.  That they are so easy to make is just a bonus.


  • 1 pound fresh carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Slice the carrots crosswise on the diagonal about ½ inch thick. Make sure all pieces are approximately the same size to ensure even cooking.
  2. Place carrots on prepared baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and thyme over carrots and cover with foil.
  3. Roast 5 to 7 minutes covered. Remove foil and continue roasting for 10 to 15 minutes, until caramelized and tender.
Source: Brooke Jenkins-Howard, Curriculum Coordinator for Kentucky Nutrition Education Program, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition facts per serving: 80 calories; 4g total fat; 0.5g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 0mg cholesterol; 220mg sodium; 11g carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 5g sugar; 1g protein; 380% Daily Value of vitamin A; 10% Daily Value of vitamin C; 4% Daily Value of calcium; 2% Daily Value of iron