Thyme Roasted Carrots

This healthy 5 ingredient Thyme Roasted Carrots recipe goes well just about anything and is my favorite way to make roasted carrots. The perfect easy veggie side!

Thyme-Roasted Carrots | This is a healthy 5 ingredient Thyme Roasted Carrots recipe that goes well with a lot of different types of meals and is my favorite way to make roasted carrots. | A Sweet Pea Chef

I’m re-sharing one of my favorite easy side recipes today.  I certainly make these thyme-roasted carrots — and eat them — like all the time since they’re so easy and so yummy.  So…why not update the photos and add a lil’ video to show you just how easy they are, right?

: Raw, unpeeled carrots placed on a kitchen counter to be used for thyme roasted carrots recipe Uncooked carrots, sliced and seasoned with fresh thyme, sea salt, and ground black pepper, ready to be baked to make thyme-roasted carrots

This is a super easy veggie side to make that goes well with a lot of different types of meals.  I particularly like thyme-roasted carrots with turkey, chicken, steak and tri-tip.  The sweet and salty flavors and soft texture of the carrots complement those meats quite nicely.

I’ve also been known to enjoy these yummy carrots as a light and healthy main dish, too.

How To Make Roasted Carrots

The most common questions I get asked about this thyme roasted carrots recipe are: “Do I have to boil carrots before roasting them?” and “Do you need to peel carrots before roasting them?”

The answer: nope and nope.

You’re welcome 🙂

This side is super easy and requires absolutely no prepping for. All you need is (1) carrots, (2) fresh thyme, (3) sea salt and (4) ground black pepper.  Then roast the carrots in the oven for 30 minutes and you’re done.

Serious.  Told you it was easy!

Roasted carrots with thyme placed on a lined baking sheet, ready to be plated

Why You Should Totally Make Roasted Carrots

Making roasted carrots is one of the easiest side recipes you’ll make because it doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and the prep and clean-up are both very simple.

Roasting carrots brings out their natural sweetness, so not many additional seasonings are needed.  If you feel like it, however, you could add a splash of balsamic vinegar, raw honey, or some sprigs of fresh rosemary to the carrots.

Personally, I like them nice and simple. This recipe also happens to be vegan as written, if you’re following a vegan diet.

Close up of thyme-roasted carrots placed on a lined baking sheet High angle photo of roasted carrots with thyme placed on a lined baking sheet

Just be sure to use carrots that are all roughly the same size and shape.  This will make roasting much easier as the carrots will cook more evenly.  That means no partially cooked carrots while others are overcooked.  Instead, it will be roasted carrot perfection.

Thyme Roasted Carrots


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5 from 3 votes
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Thyme Roasted Carrots
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Thyme Roasted Carrots | This is a healthy 5 ingredient Thyme Roasted Carrots recipe that goes well with a lot of different types of meals and is my favorite way to make roasted carrots. The perfect easy veggie side! | A Sweet Pea Chef

Categories: Clean, Healthy, Side, Vegan, Vegetarian
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: oven roasted carrots, roast carrots, roasted carrots
Servings: 4
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
  • 10-12 whole unpeeled carrots, split lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp fresh whole thyme leaves, no stems
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over carrots on the sheet pan. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Toss carrots until evenly coated with oil and seasonings. Arrange carrots on sheet pan.

  4. Toss fresh thyme leaves over carrots.
  5. Roast in oven for 30-35 minutes, until golden and tender.

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Nutrition Facts
Thyme Roasted Carrots
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 106
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.8g18%
Saturated Fat 1.6g8%
Sodium 780.8mg33%
Carbohydrates 21.9g7%
Fiber 6.5g26%
Sugar 10.6g12%
Protein 2.2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

18 thoughts on “Thyme Roasted Carrots

  1. 5 stars
    Love this super easy side. Whenever I am in a pinch for salads and sides, this is now one of my go-to’s!

  2. I just found your blog, and I’m so excited! These carrots look amazing, and there is even a chance my picky eater toddler may eat them! Thank you!

  3. Hi Lacey! Loving the roasted carrots recipe you have here ~ linking back to this recipe in my next post 🙂

  4. I love the simplicity of roasted carrots. They’re so flexible. This is one of many fantastic flavor combinations. Great photos!

    Matt Kay

    1. You’re right! Now that you remind me, I do remember seeing a recipe on the Pioneer Woman’s site for oven-roasted carrots that was similar to mine. Roasted carrots are so simple and so yummy! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Beautiful Lacey, as always 🙂 I love roasted carrots and how they get a beautiful sweetness when roasted. In fact make a side dish very similar to this but with the addition of some white wine.

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