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Why is this the best recipe for roasted carrots? Because it’s super easy to make, and so distinctively delicious! Made with a rich, smokey flavor, they’re going to stand out as your winner winner chicken dinner side dish.
Why you’ll love them: A healthy veggie option that’s both easy to make but super tasty. Low carb, gluten free, paleo, vegan…all the diet-conscious folks will be able to enjoy this dish.
Standout Ingredient: Wright’s Liquid Smoke (you need this ingredient in your pantry!)
If you’re a planner (or a “wannabe” like me), then you’re probably already thinking about what to serve on thanksgiving. Unless of course, you’re not cooking, in which case, you’re probably just wondering what someone else is going to feed you.
If you are cooking this holiday season, then these smokey carrots deserve a strong consideration for your menu plan. They are BOMB. And not just sayin that. They’re not your mama’s boring old boiled carrots. Blech, sorry mom, those were gross. You gave carrots a bad name in our house.
The smokey flavor is what makes this recipe a standout attraction and it’s the perfect side dish to bring if you’re contributing to someone else’s holiday meal. Everyone will think you’re Emeril Lagasse (only way cuter).
Why is this the best recipe for roasted carrots ever?
Because it’s not coated in a bunch of butter or rich sauces. Not that I have anything against butter or sauce, but when it comes to holiday meals, it’s nice to have some lighter options that won’t add to more bloating after all the stuffing and mashed potatoes I know you’re going to have as well!
What you’ll need for this Recipe for Roasted Carrots
- Carrots (obvi)
- olive or sesame oil
- Liquid smoke
- Salt and pepper
Want more Thanksgiving Dish Ideas? Here’s a few of my favorites:
- Keto nut loaf
- Crispy Roasted Brussel sprouts
- Parmesan Crusted Dedicated Squash
- The healthiest pumpkin pie (that actually tastes good) you’ll ever eat
- 2 lbs Carrots you can you heirloom or regular - cook’s choice.
- 1 tablespoon olive or sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425
- Wash carrots, cut off ends and slice length-wise in half
- Add to a large bowl and combine with oil, smoke and seasoning.
- Place on a lined baking sheet, flat-side down.
- Roast for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
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Nutrition InformationYield 82 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Total Fat 2.6g Carbohydrates 14g Net Carbohydrates 10g Fiber 4g Protein 1.5g
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.