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The perfect side dish for the holidays or any time, these garlic butter carrots are full of flavor! Garlic roasted carrots go well with everything!

garlic butter carrots

Apparently I’m all in on the carrots this spring! Something about Easter and carrots just going hand in hand. We love our carrots around here, too. I just keep adding to the carrot line-up: carrot muffins, carrot oatmeal, orange-carrot cake….

Hattie’s main kitchen job is to help me peel carrots – she loves it! I’m hoping the novelty around this will not wear off too soon, like Oscar’s excitement about helping pick up the dog doo outside haha. 

But let me talk about something more appealing….ok?

I have to admit, as much as I love the sweet and savory combo, I’ve never loved sweetened cooked carrots. There are MANY people that do, and I get why they would, but it just has never been my thing. Maybe that’ll change – our tastes are always evolving right? But give me a garlicy, buttery roasted carrot and I’ll be asking for thirds (because seconds are already assumed).

These roasted garlic butter carrots are a cinch to make and they make a terrific side dish for a regular weeknight or a holiday meal. 

garlic butter carrots


What ingredients do you need to make garlic butter carrots?

You need 3 ingredients for these garlic butter carrots:

  • garlic (lots of it)
  • butter
  • carrots!

I also season these with salt and pepper for maximum deliciousness! 

garlic butter carrots

These carrots are ultimately roasted, but they start out by soaking up some garlicky butter in a pan to quicken the roasting process, as well as to ensure maximum garlic butter flavor!

How do you make garlic roasted carrots?

To begin making garlic butter carrots, start by peeling and dicing your carrots at an angle, about 1/2″ wide. 

Meanwhile, heat the oven to 400 F and begin melting some butter in a skillet on the stove. I am a big fan of my cast iron skillet for this step! 

Next, add the minced garlic, stirring it continuously to ensure the garlic doesn’t burn. After a minute or two, add the carrots and cook them until just beginning to soften up, about 7-8 minutes. 

Immediately after, lay the carrots out in a single layer on a roasting sheet and give them a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

garlic butter carrots

Roast the carrots for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender. Serve them up immediately!

What can you serve garlic butter carrots with?

These carrots are a perfect side dish for a roast turkey or chicken, or even your Easter ham! 

We actually had these with some fish on the side recently and the kids gobbled it all up.  They’re such a versatile vegetable, carrots go well with everything. Since we haven’t really added any flavor other than garlic butter to them, they’re terrific with just about anything.

If you’re looking for a simple veggie side for your meal, don’t overlook these tasty roasted carrots!

garlic butter carrots

garlic butter carrots

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garlic butter carrots

Garlic Butter Carrots

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  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x


The perfect side dish for the holidays or any time, these garlic butter carrots are full of flavor! Garlic roasted carrots go well with everything!


  • 1 1/2 lbs carrots, peeled
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 56 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and set aside a rimmed baking sheet. Slice the carrots into 1/2″ diagonal chunks.
  2. In a large pan over medium heat, melt the butter completely before adding the minced garlic and cooking for 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously. Add the sliced carrots and stir to combine, cooking for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Empty the entire contents of the pan on to the rimmed baking sheet in an even layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the sheet in the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender. Serve immediately!

Leftover carrots can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge, for 3-4 days. Reheat the carrots in the microwave or in a pan on the stove over medium heat.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: side dishes
  • Method: oven roasted
  • Cuisine: American
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Heeey! Thank you for stopping by! I like 30-minute dinners and giant peanut butter cups made with only 3 ingredients. I LOVE food! If you do too, you're in the right place.

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  1. Wow, Katherine! You’ve elevated the humble carrot into a truly spectacular side dish. Love the savory, salty, sweet flavors!

  2. These would be a great side with any dinner, but I am thinking they would be perfect with our Easter dinner! I can’t wait to make these!!

    1. Thank you Kelly!! Definitely perfect for a holiday dinner – hope you had a great Easter!

  3. I love how you’ve packed in so much flavor with just a few ingredients. These would be so perfect for Easter dinner!

    1. Thank you Heidi! The garlic butter is the absolute best on the carrots. Definitely great for Easter dinner!

  4. I have the same thing with sweet potatoes – sweetened ones don’t sound appealing at all, so I prefer to balance their natural sweetness with salty, smoky, and savoury things. As for carrots, I don’t mind the addition of honey or maple. Go figure! Anyway, these buttery garlicky carrots look and sound delicious – absolutely right up my alley!

    1. Yes I totally agree! Sweet balanced with salty is the absolute best. Thank you Ben!!

  5. Oh that looks super delicious and a great way to cook carrots to take them to the next level! I love garlic anything!

  6. Oooh yes, Katherine! Love all that garlic – and always carrots! They’re definitely a favorite in my house! And, perfect for Easter, for sure!

  7. Garlic butter adds SO much flavour to dishes! These carrots look scrumptious, Katherine! Great for Easter!!

  8. This is definitely perfect way to prepare spring carrots Katherine, no doubt about it, but where on earth have you found this beautiful beautiful plate ?

    1. Oh thank you!!! I actually borrowed the plate from a friend, I’m about to (sadly) give it back!