Curried Roasted Carrots

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Sweet and spicy, these curried roasted carrots taste like vegetable candy.

Photo by Alexandra Grablewski (Chronicle Books, 2018)

These sweet and spicy roasted carrots make a fabulous side dish, but they’re also delicious all on their own. In fact, on those rare (and dare I say treasured) nights when I’m on my own for dinner and don’t feel like fussing with a full meal, I’ll make them for myself as a main course. They’re like vegetable candy, and I can easily polish off the entire pan myself.

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Curried Roasted Carrots

Sweet and spicy, these curried roasted carrots taste like vegetable candy.

Servings: Serves 4-6
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes


  • 2 pounds medium carrots, sliced into thirds on the diagonal
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey, or to taste


  1. Set oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Toss carrots with olive oil, curry powder and salt directly on baking sheet until evenly coated. Roast, stirring with a rubber spatula a few times to prevent sticking and burning, until tender, 25-30 minutes. Toss roasted carrots with honey directly on baking sheet. Taste and add more salt, pepper or honey if desired.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Calories: 136
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Sodium: 299mg
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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Reviews & Comments

  • Love this recipe and also love that my super picky kid enjoys it too. I want to make it again but currently don’t have honey on hand. Do you have any sub suggestions? Thanks!

    • — Kate on September 11, 2021
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    • Hi Kate, You can use maple syrup or sugar.

      • — Jenn on September 11, 2021
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  • If I am doubling this due to crowd size. Do I double everything? Sometimes spices can be overpowering when doubling. Thank you.

    • — Cathleen I Christian on August 1, 2021
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    • Hi Cathleen, I’d recommend doubling everything. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on August 2, 2021
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  • These are absolutely delicious. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars. The whole house smells awesome after we have these. They are so sweet, it is like having candy for supper.

    • — suep on May 15, 2021
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  • Would you use a Silpat liner for this, or would it stain with the curry? It sounds so yum!

    • — Carol B. Halla on April 1, 2021
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    • Hi Carol, I don’t have enough experience with Silpat liners to say whether or not it would get stained — sorry!

      • — Jenn on April 2, 2021
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  • Would these go well with a ham for Easter?

    • — mo on April 1, 2021
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    • Hi Mo, I think they would be fine with ham, but you may also want to take a look at this roasted carrot recipe as it’s a little more middle-of-the-road. Hope you enjoy whatever you make!

      • — Jenn on April 1, 2021
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  • I’ve been making these on repeat the past few weeks and can’t wait to make them again tonight. They are so, so good! My kids won’t eat cooked carrots, and that’s just fine with me — I don’t want to share!

    • — Debbie on March 4, 2021
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  • These are crazy good!

    • — Deb McLean on February 20, 2021
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  • Hands down – the BEST carrots I’ve ever eaten. In fact, I don’t really like carrots, but these were amazing! They’re super easy to make too.

    • — Louise T. on February 3, 2021
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  • This is my favorite carrot recipe. The sweet and spicy combo makes them super addictive. They definitely go quickly every time I make them!

    • — Michelle on January 30, 2021
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    • Hi Jen.
      Looking forward to making this! Can you tell me which brand of curry powder you used?

      • — Yolanda on February 1, 2021
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  • This recipe is a winner. The curry and honey with the roasted carrots definitely make for an interesting and complex taste combination. I have made this recipe several times and my teenagers love it as much as my husband and me.

    • — Kathryn Hartrick on January 30, 2021
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  • Absolutely delicious, thank you Jenn!!! I made these for a large family gathering and they were the star of the meal! Will definitely be using this recipe again! Super simple and super tasty!

    • — Emily R on January 29, 2021
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  • I loved the description of you eating a whole pan of these! Inspired me to make them too, and yes they are vegetable candy!

    • — CY G on January 28, 2021
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  • What a fantastic way to “spice” up my roasted carrotts! This is simple and delicious and has had guests wondering the recipe! Thank you Jenn!

    • — Janet K on January 28, 2021
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  • Delicious!!!!! The carrots were served at a family gathering and were a huge success. Several people commented that they did not like curry, but changed their mind with the carrots. Thank you for rewarding me with many compliments.

    • — Marilyn on January 28, 2021
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  • I make this at least once a week…for lunch, a snack or dinner! Definitely addictive

    • — Emily on January 28, 2021
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  • I made these carrots along with your quiche Lorraine and spinach quiche for a brunch with friends and they were a hit! Everything was delicious and the carrots melted in your mouth. Thank you so much for such wonderful (and expertly detailed) recipes!

    • — Sarah K on January 20, 2021
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  • Excellent recipe! These are known as “the good carrots” in my house. I usually serve it as a side dish to roasted chicken but also delicious with your chicken curry recipe

    • — Rae on January 14, 2021
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  • Super flavourful and foolproof. Renders crisp + sweet veggies.

    • — Corrine on December 31, 2020
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  • Jenn, my grand daughter says that you nailed it with this one. I only made half a recipe as there were just the two of us…BIG MISTAKE. We polished it off. I make a coconut, ginger, apple dahl (no curry in it) that I serve with warm naan, would this go with it or would the flavors fight each other? Thanks for another winner.

    • — Carol Winkelman on November 30, 2020
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    • Hi Carol, I think they would pair nicely together (and tell your granddaughter thank you)! 🙂

      • — Jenn on December 1, 2020
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  • This recipe makes carrots taste like sweet potato fries. Delicious! Even my picky 10yr old loved them — withOUT ketchup!

    • — Joannah on September 3, 2020
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  • Delicious! So glad I tried them.

    • — Erica on May 26, 2020
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  • These carrots are so good! I made them last night and could have just eaten a bowl of them for dinner and nothing else!

    • — Cindy on May 22, 2020
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  • This simple but delicious side will elevate your meal. Everyone loves it, including little kiddos.

    • — Kay on April 15, 2020
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  • Made this with carrots from our vegetable box – came out great. Loved the curry and honey on the carrots – perfect mix of flavors – thanks for dressing up our dinner!

    • — Michael on April 14, 2020
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  • I think this is a tasty way to dress up carrots as they are to me a bit bland by themselves and this take is a welcome departure from the ubiquitous carrots and dill recipes.
    It is fun to make and delicious. I didn’t have any honey so I used pure maple syrup instead.

    • — Sarah on February 21, 2020
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  • should you peel carrots first or leave skin on?

    • — carol on November 27, 2019
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    • I’d peel them. Enjoy!

      • — Jenn on November 27, 2019
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      • Hi Jen,
        Would this side dish go with roast turkey we are having for Christmas Eve dinner? I’m planning to make this unless you have any suggestions.
        Thanks, Rose G.

        • — Rose G. on December 23, 2019
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        • Hi Rose, While it wouldn’t be bad paired with roast turkey, I think this recipe (which is very similar but has no curry) would be better. Hope that helps and that you enjoy whatever you decide on!

          • — Jenn on December 23, 2019
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    • If the carrots are organic no need to peel, just wash.

      • — Marq on January 13, 2021
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  • These were a huge hit at our dinner table. In our 24 years of marriage, my husband has passed over and over on cooked carrots. He will always be polite and eat just one or two bites. This time he actually asked for a second helping!!!!! Thank you for helping me again.

    • — Melissa on November 25, 2019
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  • What a simple and delicious side! I will be making these often. Thank you!

    • — Kay on November 21, 2019
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  • I thought were very good. Tried them today with family and picky husband. Everyone liked them. Made as stated and will make them again. Thinking they would be good for the holidays.

    • — Patricia Smith
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  • Hi Jennifer – I am excited to try this recipe. I think this is a silly question but I just want to make sure – the honey is added after the roasting? Thanks!

    • Also I read through the comments and they all say reheat in the oven but I plan on taking it for lunch where I only have a microwave – will that ruin them? Thanks again!

      • Nope – microwave will work well. 🙂

    • Yes, that’s correct.

    • Jen, do you think these carrots would go with beef tenderloin? I’m planning a dinner party and thought i would do tenderloin with the red wine sauce, make ahead mashed potatoes, curried carrots and Brussel sprouts. Thought I would also do a cucumber salad. Thoughts?

      • — Sherry on June 30, 2020
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      • That all sounds delish. If you want a carrot recipe that’s a little “more middle of the road” you could also consider these Roasted Carrots with Thyme. Hope you have a great time at the party!

        • — Jenn on June 30, 2020
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  • I made this last night and I could have eaten the whole thing, but I didn’t. So good!

  • We had friends over for dinner tonight and I cooked these carrots as a side dish. What a simple but delicious way to serve carrots! Next time I’ll double the recipe because everyone loved them and wanted seconds! I’ll be making these again and not just when we are entertaining but for our family weeknight meal! I also made your brussel sprouts with bacon and pecans. These were also delcious! We ended our dinner tonight with your chocolate pavlova, which is a favourite recipe I go to a lot! Always enjoyed by all! I just got my sister to order your recipe book for my birthday present. I can’t wait to get it!! Thanks Jenn for your fabulous recipes!

  • Hi Jenn,

    I need to bring a vegetable side dish for Passover and was thinking of making these carrots. To save time what do you think of using baby carrots? Also, any other good suggestions for a vegetable side dish that would be good with traditional Passover foods?

    • Yes, you could definitely get away with using baby carrots here. Another option that you may want to consider is this pea and asparagus dish. Hope you enjoy whatever you choose!

  • This is my favorite way to cook carrots! Delicious and easy.

    • Hi! Do we peel the carrots first?

      • — Gretchen Freund on November 15, 2019
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      • Yes, I would recommend peeling them. Hope you enjoy!

        • — Jenn on November 15, 2019
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  • Crazy simple and delicious!

  • This recipe looks delicious, and I look forward to trying it. Would it be okay to mix the carrots, olive oil, curry powder and salt in a resealable bag, or is there a specific reason to do it directly on the baking sheet? Thank you!

    • That’s fine, Helen – I do it this way to minimize clean-up. 🙂

  • Excellent! I made no changes to the recipe. I first served these at Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit. Five stars!

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