We enjoyed these so much tonight. I used the baby carrots and cooked for about 25 minutes. A nice alternative to the usual sweetness of most carrot recipes.
Let me tell you, these are the best carrots you will ever eat. This is simplicity at its best. I also have to say, if your carrots did not shrink and did not turn golden to dark brown around the edges, then you haven't roasted them long enough! This is what gives them such a fantastic flavor along with tossing with fresh dill right before serving. If you think you don't like dill, then you haven't tried FRESH dill tossed onto carrots like these. Amazing. I used a good coarse grained sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, and freshly cracked black pepper. I wanted to roast these along with my chicken so I ended up roasting these for 1 hour at 350 degrees. The result was carmelized goodness, tender outside, with a slight bite on the inside. Superb! Thank you for a recipe I will make again and again! PS DO NOT USE BABY CARROTS- those things are disgusting, seriously, google baby carrots and find out why their flavor is SO inferior!
Loved this so much, we used carrots straight from the garden so them of them were skinny and varied in size. Delicious. I fully agree I will never do boiled carrots again, or carrots covered in glaze. These tasted fresh and delicous and still like carrots, I liked the texture a lot.
Laura, I didn't care for the way they shrunk. I'll stick to steamed carrots which taste delicious and look great. Dottie5
Fabulous! I didn't add the parsley/dill and they were simply tasty!
You get the honor of being my first comment posted on a recipe after coming here for years. I couldn't understand how carrots with just olive oil, salt, and pepper could be tasty, but I went ahead and made them tonight (using fresh whole carrots cut up, not baby carrots), and my husband and I were amazed at how delicious roasted carrots could be. Live and learn! Still learning after cooking for 40 years!
This is my new favorite way to eat carrots! I prepared the dish as written, except I skipped the dill/parsley because I didn't have any fresh on hand. I like my carrots to be slightly firm and it took 30 minutes at 400 degrees to get them to that stage of doneness.
I didn't like how these turned out but it was entirely my fault. I made these with Cheddar Bar-B-Q Chicken Breasts!!! and crescent rolls. I had the oven set at 375 because of the rolls, which is 25 degrees too low for this recipe. The carrots turned out still too firm, even after 40 or more minutes, because I think they really need the higher heat. I also found these a bit peppery but I can't discount the possibility that I added too much pepper myself. Because I love just being able to throw things in the oven in the winter instead of minding the stove, I will try this recipe again at the proper temperature.
Great - next time I'll use a little less olive oil. I baked 20 minutes covered in foil, and then 20 minutes uncovered and they were a good texture. Thanks!
These were SO delicious!! All four of my kids even loved them. Highly recommend this recipe.