I adore cooked carrots. As a child my sister and I would make a deal to trade vegetables, so that we would be allowed to leave the table. She would eat my green leafy type veggies, and I would finish off the more root friendly items. Needless to say she is an expert at making deals these days, and I have continued to love cooked carrots. Todays recipe is complied of 4 ingredients, carrots, maple syrup, fresh thyme, and olive oil. And just incase I couldn’t make it any easier, only kitchen tools you need are a sheet pan, clean hands, and an oven. These carrots are simple and delicious with a clean flavor from the thyme and simply sweet from the maple syrup. Pair them with pork, chicken, beef, or just a side of rice. So if you are in need of a simple side dish, they don’t get much easier than this one… happy roasting…
maple thyme roasted carrots
1 small bag bite sized carrots
1/4 C. maple syrup
5 fresh sprigs of thyme
1/4 C. olive oil
– begin by preheating oven to 400 degrees.
– using a large clean sheet pan, dump carrots onto pan. pour syrup, and olive oil over carrots. then sprinkle thyme leaves over. toss well with your hands to coat the carrots well.
– place carrots in oven for 20 minutes until tender. stir carrots after 10 minutes of baking time to ensure they aren’t burning.
– serve and enjoy.