Showstopping Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots Recipe (4 Ingredients) by Donna John

Showstopping Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots Recipe (4 Ingredients)

Not much thought is usually given to cooking carrots. Throw some butter, salt and pepper on them and you're good to go. It's time to rethink carrots. This easy roasted carrots recipe elevates the vegetable to a whole new dinner-party-worthy level. And what a great holiday side dish.

To make these garlic Parmesan roasted carrots, you will need just four simple ingredients. Here is your short and sweet shopping list: whole carrots, butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese and optional parsley, for garnish. The quick garlic butter comes together in a saucepan, then is poured over the carrots. Bake until tender, sprinkle with the cheese, let it melt and your showstopping gluten-free carrot dish is ready to be served.

Serve this baked carrots recipe as a side dish with your favorite dinners

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 5 - 10 whole carrots, peeled and ends cut off 
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • To add color and make it look more festive, sprinkle the carrots with chopped fresh parsley. 
  • If you are a garlic lover, you can add more garlic to the recipe. Go for it!

Here's how you make it:

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook about 1 minute, stirring, until fragrant.
  2. Line a baking sheet or baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Lay the carrots on the foil.
  3. Pour the garlic butter over the carrots. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for 15 to 25 minutes, or until almost tender, turning carrots one time. (Cooking time depends on how big your carrots are.) 
  5. Top with the cheese and cook another 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 137

Total Fat: 7.1g

Saturated Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 204mg

Total Carbohydrate: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 3.8g

Total Sugars: 7.5g

Protein: 3.5g

Vitamin D: 4mcg

Calcium: 112mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 498mg

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I think these dishes at a lot of zest do some things that we normally seen in refrigerator and we don't know what to do with it this provides a new outlet for more inviting and interesting ways to prepare a vegetable that we have sort of put on the side I hope we make more and perhaps I can share some more in a few in the near future
This looks really good! 🥕🥕
Julio Caro
So delicious, Donna John , yum!

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