The Best Roasted Carrots & Broccoli Recipe: Crispy On the Outside, Creamy On the Inside by Elisa Schmitz

The Best Roasted Carrots & Broccoli Recipe: Crispy On the Outside, Creamy On the Inside

Want to know the secret to making the best roasted vegetables? The secret to delicious vegetables that are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside is that it's more about technique than it is about ingredients.

Yes, you will need some olive oil and seasonings, but the seasonings can be flexible (which is great so you can try different flavors). But the one constant you need to make the best roasted broccoli and carrots is to cook them at high temperatures. By baking the vegetables at 400 degrees F, their outsides get crispy while their insides get melted and creamy – resulting in super tasty vegetables that even pickiest of eaters may enjoy!

To make this easy gluten-free roasted broccoli and carrots recipe, you will need broccoli, carrots, extra virgin olive oil, your favorite seasoning blend (see Recipe Notes), garlic powder and onion powder. A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is an optional garnish.

While the vegetables roast in the oven, read about the health benefits of broccoli and the health benefits of carrots. Serve these low-calorie, low-sodium roasted carrots and broccoli as a savory side dish with any dinner. These roasted vegetables can be a fun appetizer or energizing snack served with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Cuisine: American / Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 4 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 2 cups thin baby carrots (or chopped carrots)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons herb seasoning blend, such as Italian, Mediterranean or Greek seasoning
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded, for garnish (optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • In the past, I have made this recipe with Italian and Mediterranean seasoning blends. This time, I used Sazon seasoning. No matter which seasoning blend I have tried, the vegetables turn out delicious.
  • You can use between 1 and 2 teaspoons of your favorite herb blend, depending on how strong of flavor you like.
  • You can try this recipe with other vegetables, such as cauliflower.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven, for maximum crispiness.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Spread the vegetables in a single layer onto a baking pan or a high-sided baking sheet that's been sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables, evenly distributing it. Sprinkle the seasonings over the vegetables.
  3. Toss the vegetables in the pan, coating them in the oil and herbs, then ensure they're in an even layer again.
  4. Roast the vegetables at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and toss the vegetables to ensure even coating and cooking.
  5. Put the pan back into the oven and roast for 10 additional minutes or until crispy.
  6. Garnish with shredded Parmesan, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 58

Total Fat: 3.7g

Saturated Fat: 0.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 34mg

Total Carbohydrate: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 1.9g

Total Sugars: 2.2g

Protein: 1.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 32mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 240mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I love this easy and flexible vegetable recipe. Turns out so tasty every time, and it's so healthy, too!

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