Side Dishes

Parmesan Roasted Carrots

Are you planning on serving carrots this Thanksgiving? I suggest taking them up a notch with this yummy Parmesan Roasted Carrots recipe! Think tender and perfectly roasted carrots topped with fresh thyme and melted Parmesan cheese. So tasty!

Parmesan Roasted Carrots - Tender and perfectly roasted carrots topped with fresh thyme and melted Parmesan cheese. So tasty!

It’s funny because I used to despise carrots until I was about 20 years old. You’d think the kid me would have liked them because they are one of the sweeter vegetables. I turned my nose up at them and thought they were “yucky”. My dad always told me that carrots were good for my eyes and I should eat what my mom put on my plate. Now I wear glasses all the time and have terrible eye sight. Maybe my dad was right?

Parmesan Roasted Carrots - Tender and perfectly roasted carrots topped with fresh thyme and melted Parmesan cheese. So tasty!

I like my carrots on the softer side and if you do too, make sure you test the consistency of one before you turn off the oven. My cousin was here when I made them and said she likes hers a little crunchy. If you are like her, then don’t leave them to roast as long. I’m thinking just eat them raw if you like them crunchy! Softer carrots are the way to go, in my opinion!

Parmesan Roasted Carrots - Tender and perfectly roasted carrots topped with fresh thyme and melted Parmesan cheese. So tasty!

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll still end up with a beautiful and delicious side dish to accompany your family’s meal.

Parmesan Roasted Carrots - Tender and perfectly roasted carrots topped with fresh thyme and melted Parmesan cheese. So tasty!

Yield: 4

Parmesan Roasted Carrots

Tender and perfectly roasted carrots topped with fresh thyme and melted Parmesan cheese. So tasty!

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Grease a medium sized casserole dish with cooking spray. Add carrots, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme in a bowl and toss to combine. Place in casserole dish.
  2. Roast, uncovered, for 8 minutes and then stir. Put back in the oven for an additional 8 to 12 minutes, or until carrots are roasted to your desired tenderness.
  3. Remove from oven and sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Toss to combine. Serve hot.

Parmesan Roasted Carrots - Tender and perfectly roasted carrots topped with fresh thyme and melted Parmesan cheese. So tasty!

For more Thanksgiving recipes, check out my Cheesy Corn Casserole, Mom’s Simple Stuffing for Turkey, How to Roast a Turkey, 15 Delicious Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving and Broccoli Casserole.

Will carrots be on your Thanksgiving table this year?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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