Easy, sticky, and caramelised, these honey roasted carrots won’t stay on the side for long. Watch out turkey, there’s a new star in town!



total time

50 mins

great for


suitable for

DF; GF; vegetarian

honey roasted carrots

behind the scenes

A Honey Roasted Carrot a day keeps the grinch away!

When it comes to Christmas dinner there’s a lot of variation. I mean, when else would we start planning a meal several months ahead of the actual eating time?!

Debates begin late October/early November about how the turkey will be cooked this year, whether this will be the year that crispy roast potatoes are finally mastered, and who actually eats the bread sauce?!

Yes, when it comes to Christmas dinner there are questions aplenty…but one food often missing out on air time is carrots.

Enough is enough we say.

It’s time for these honey roasted carrots to be the talk of the town! 

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honey roasted carrot recipe uk

For years at Christmas dinners up and down the country, carrots have taken a cameo role.

But no longer will they stand by and watch parsnips, Brussels and even peas take their limelight.

These honey roasted carrots are here to fight for their rightful place as a Christmas dinner side dish that keeps you coming back for more.

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Honey Roast Carrots are here for the long haul!

These honey roasted carrots don’t cause the same after effects as Brussel sprouts.

These honey roasted carrots don’t roll off your fork like peas.

These honey roasted carrots are liked by more people than just our Mum (sorry parsnips!)

Yes that’s right, these honey roasted carrots are the future of Christmas dinner side dishes and proud of it.

Ready in under an hour (most of which is cooking time) and with the perfect balance of sweet and savoury, these honey roasted carrots are ready to be the star of your Christmas table.

p.s. They also go really well with our Christmas ham!  Yep, they basically tick all the boxes!

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honey roasted carrots

Honey Roasted Carrots

Easy, sticky, and caramelised, these honey roasted carrots won’t stay on the side for long. Watch out turkey, there’s a new star in town! 
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Suitable For Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Quick and easy, Vegetarian
Servings 4 people


  • 450 g carrots
  • tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 5-6 sprigs thyme


  • Preheat the oven to 200C. 
  • Peel the carrots and cut into medium width sticks/batons; place on a baking tray. 
  • Add the olive oil, honey, dried thyme and seasoning to the carrots and toss to ensure evenly coated. 
  • Add the sprigs of fresh thyme so they are nestled in around the carrots.
  • Place in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the carrots are tender and deliciously golden and caramelised. 
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