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Maple Oven Roasted Carrots

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Maple butter roasted carrots are super fast and easy, just 3 ingredients, and a huge hit every time I serve them. Tender roasted carrots with the sweetness of maple syrup and butter! These carrots are perfect alongside your Thanksgiving turkey but also easy enough to serve up all year with baked chicken tenderloins, oven baked pork chops, or steakhouse steak.

Roasted carrots after being cooked

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Who’s ready for Thanksgiving? I know I am! I feel like fall brings with it all of my favorite foods. From pumpkin everything to comfort food galore, autumn is definitely alive and well in my kitchen.

This past weekend I made these Maple Roasted Carrots to serve alongside a rotisserie chicken and they were such a big hit with the kids I’ll be adding them to my Thanksgiving menu this year as well. Why not when it’s a super simple three-ingredient recipe??

Why I love this recipe

  • 3 ingredients (yay!)
  • ready in just 30 minutes
  • leftovers taste great reheated the second day

(For more carrot recipes, try my Carrot Cake or Carrot Cake Muffins too!)


  • carrots – look for medium sized carrots with a deep orange color for the best taste
  • pure maple syrup
  • unsalted butter

Step by step

Roasting carrots couldn’t be easier.

For this sweet roasted carrots recipe, simply lay the carrots on a rimmed baking sheet and pour butter and maple syrup over top to coat. Pop in the oven and you’re all done!

A close up of a bite of carrot on a fork after being roasted

How Long to Roast Carrots at 425 Degrees

I find that 25 minutes in the oven leaves the carrots perfectly roasted. They are tender but not mushy and perfectly caramelized! Test for doneness by poking with a fork, if they are pierced easily, they are done.

Do You Have to Peel Carrots Before Roasting?

Many people don’t peel carrots before roasting so long as they are scrubbed clean but I find the skin to be slightly bitter and recommend peeling them prior to roasting.


  • store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 3 days
  • freeze cooked carrots in a freezer-safe container (affiliate link) or freezer bag for up to 3 months

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roasted carrots on baking pan

Maple Roasted Carrots

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Maple butter roasted carrots are super easy, just 3 ingredients, and a huge hit every time I serve them. Tender roasted carrots with the sweetness of maple syrup!


  • 10 large carrots, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Arrange carrots in a single layer on the prepared dish. 
  3. In a small bowl stir together butter and maple syrup.
  4. Pour mixture over the carrots and roll them in the extra on the pan to coat.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until fork-tender. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: side
  • Method: roasting
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: 19.4 g
  • Sodium: 179 mg
  • Fat: 7.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.6 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.3 mg

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