Honey Dill Roasted Carrots: Tender, oven roasted carrots with a drizzle of honey and olive oil, fresh chopped dill and sea salt. Easy, gourmet side everyone in the family will love. Nice with Easter dinner or any special meal.
This Honey Roasted Dill Carrots post was a work in progress for several months. Seriously. And I got such a kick out of each step. My Charlie (9) actually grew the carrots for this recipe. That in itself was a funny story. He bided his time harvesting them because he kept checking and they were on the small side.
Then just before it frosted, he went out the door with a basket and came back in with these treasures. And he was adamant they should appear here on the blog. (!)Question: do veggies have personalities? Because I could swear these carrots do. Especially this one. (Maybe Hudson and I watch too much Veggie Tales…)
And these little Dr. Seussish guys… I call them Thing 1 and Thing 2.
By the time I popped the lot of them in the oven drenched in olive oil and honey, I was almost remorseful. Like perhaps I was roasting dear little friends? (Ouch.)
Those feelings all vanished into thin air as the sweet aroma filled the kitchen. I pulled them from the oven. And my oh my. What a treat these carrots are. The roasting brings out the sweetness, they taste almost candied, reminding me of a sweet potato.
I’d never roasted carrots before and these Honey Roasted Dill Carrots were such a hit. I know we’ll be roasting more soon! Oven roasting is definitely our new favorite way to enjoy carrots and root veggies.
If you have the carrot greens, snip them along with some fresh dill. Or just use the dill. Toss with the carrots once they’re finished roasting. Carrot tops or not, these Honey Roasted Dill Carrots are delicious and gourmand! (I did take French. Once upon a time.)
Honey Roasted Dill Carrots Recipe
- Fresh carrots greens attached if possible, washed
- Fresh dill chopped
- Olive oil
- Sea salt
- Snip off carrot greens and reserve.
- Wash and dry carrots. (Don't peel.)
- Lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Brush with olive oil on all sides.
- Sprinkle liberally with sea salt.
- Drizzle with honey.
- Roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes at 375 degrees until golden.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Snip fresh dill and carrot greens and gently toss together with roasted carrots.
- Serve immediately.
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Manila Spoon (Abby) says
Allie, I truly enjoyed this post and what a memorable one, too with Charlie having grown these carrots personally! I have never roasted carrots in the oven as well – mostly on the stove top but I’d love to try it as I can imagine how delicious this is with the honey and dill!
Aunt Pinkie says
Mmmmm-sounds marvelous and they look great! What fun that Charlie grew ’em and insisted they appear on the blog!
These carrots definitely look like they have personalities! How fun that your son grew them. I love roasting carrots 🙂
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Haha – YES – Home grown veggies always seem to have personality – lots of it too – as seen in the likes of Thing 1 and thing 2! Charlie did a fantastic job growing these – I cannot wait to see what he will grow next year!
Allie, I’ve never used carrot greens before so thanks so much for the inspiration!
Happy Almost-Friday, my friend!
Thank you friend! Cheers!
Susie Mandel says
These look SO good! Even better are the pictures and your descriptions. The Veggie Tales and Dr. Seuss comparisons are perfect! Please tell Farmer Charlie he did a fantastic job of growing carrots and that our Honey Roasted Dill Carrots won’t taste half as good as his did. 🙂
Ha ha. So I told Farmer Charlie your comment, Susie. He was home from school because he has a dentist appointment this morning…and he just BEAMED!!! 🙂 xo
Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek says
Way to go Charlie! Gorgeous carrots. Did you know that carrots get sweeter the longer they stay in the ground during cooler temps?
Roasted carrots is one of our staple veggies for dinners. I can’t wait to try your version.
Thank you Karen, and no. I did NOT know they get sweeter the longer they stay in the ground in cool temps. I will tell charlie that. Great info., I learn so much from you. xx
Karla @SmallTownRambler says
Harvest time for all those carrots! I still love that story! These look so yummy…and I love dill. Thanks for sharing, Allie!
Je crois que cette recette est génial parce qu’elle simple à réaliser et qu’on peut accompagner n’importe quelle plat avec! Je crois qu’effectivement les légumes on sa propre personnalité 😉 Tes carottes sont trop mignons! xo
I also loved this post! It made me smile. I do remember how these carrots got their start. Lol! Those carrots are definitely Charlie carrots! Think what he could do with green peppers or eggplant!?! I make sweet carrots but not roasted and I have never used the tops before. They look delicious! I’m going to try this recipe. Thanks Allie….. and Charlie!!!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
OMG, GOOO Charlie! So adorable he is into gardening! And obviously he is talented and blessed with a green thumb because his carrots came out great! PLUS they have personality! 😉 lol, love the thing 1 and thing 2 reference! Anyways, roasted carrots are ALWAYS on our table at Thanksgiving, and they are one of my favorite sides! LOVE that you used honey (my favorite with carrots) and dill! I don’t think I’ve ever tried dill with roasted carrots! Obviously I am hopping on board with that, because these look and sound spectacular! Pinned! Cheers, girlfriend! XO
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
They really look like quite the yummy treat! We’re still getting carrots from our CSA so I think I am going to have to try these. And I love the carrot shapes…they are all so different! Some of them can be really funny!
David @ CookingChat says
love roasting veggies this time of year! So great that your son grew the carrots!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Allie, I want to reach through my screen and have a bite- The glaze looks amazing and what a delicious side or well…..dish to eat on its own!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Awww, Charlie is so adorable. He is into gardening? Wow! Love these little Dr. Seussish guys, and also love what you call them ‘Thing 1 and Thing 2’. And that glaze looks awesome and what an amazing dish.
Jessica @ Stuck On Sweet says
These carrots are so darn cute!!! I love them. I bet they taste amazing – love roasted vegetables!
Oh wow, these sound absolutely fantastic!
Melissa Falk says
Nicely done! I need to cook with more dill and this is perfect.
Dear Allie, you brought back a lot of memories with Veggie Tales…my kids used to love that show! Now that you mention it, you are right! I see the personality in each carrot. Charlie is a wonderful job…I can see why he would be so proud. These roasted carrots look wonderful and they sound fantastic too…a perfect fall side dish. xo, Catherine
Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat says
Seuss carrots! Love it! This dish looks amazing! Totally love dill! 🙂
Barbara Child says
How adorable! Charlie will never forget growing his first carrots! You certainly made them taste delicious!
Christine from Cook the Story says
Your carrots really do look like “little friends”, but awfully delicious ones. The dill really does bring out their flavor.
Kathryn Doherty says
I’m a serious carrot addict and these sound so delicious! I love the look of these carrots too – we need to be eating more ugly vegetables 🙂 Straight from the garden is always the best – especially with cute little helpers!
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
I’m so jealous of Charlie’s green thumb! Someday I’ll grow something other than weeds. Someday. These look delicious, Allie! I love roasted veggies sooo much so I’m going to have to try your recipe!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Roasted carrots are a favorite around here! Love the addition of dill!
Thanks, Allie–definitely on the menu for Easter Sunday dinner! Just wish I could find carrots with so much personality!!!
Oh good Sue, I hope your family enjoys these with Easter dinner and wishing you a blessed Easter! xo
Nisha @ Honey What's Cooking says
Looks complicated, but so simple to make. The carrots are so beautiful.. probably need to buy them at a farmers market huh? Wonderful blog you got here.
There’s nothing better than carrots fresh from the garden—-well, maybe roasted carrots fresh from the garden! This looks like the perfect Easter side!
Karen (Back Road Journal_ says
Having carrots that were grown by Charlie, make them all the more special and they look delicious.
Charlie did a great job by growing these carrots Allie. They are cute. BTW honey roasted dill carrots look tempting. 🙂
I love roasted carrots with a passion and this version sounds delicious. And I like homegrown carrots so much, all these differents sizes and shapes and they taste like a 100 times better than the bought ones.
These carrots look absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I love recipes that make use of dill in tasty ways. Can’t wait to try this one at home!