Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Honey roasted carrots and parsnips with rosemary and thyme – easy to prepare and delicious to eat. The perfect accompaniment to your roast dinner.

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Honey roasted carrots and parsnips with rosemary and thyme - easy to prepare and delicious to eat. The perfect accompaniment to your roast dinner.

Anyone reading my blog this week will have noticed a theme emerging. Now the summer has officially ended, I’m back in full roast dinner mode.

There’s another motive behind this new found desire to share everything roast dinner. I’ve entered into stealth Christmas mode. It’s that time when secretly everyone’s thinking about Christmas, but it’s a bit too early because you have to get Halloween out of the way first (or is it just me?).

Honey roasted carrots and parsnips with rosemary and thyme - easy to prepare and delicious to eat. The perfect accompaniment to your roast dinner.

I mentioned in my perfect roast potatoes post a couple of days ago that I’m not a huge fan of the Autumn and Winter. However, I’m a huge fan of Christmas. So, ever since Daniel started back at school and the evenings started getting darker, I’ve been thinking about Christmas.

I accept that it’s actually far too early to be sharing Christmas recipes, so I’m stealthily sharing them under the disguise of roast dinners. The great thing is that they’re just as perfect for your regular Sunday roast as they will be on the big day and by sharing them now it gives you the chance to try them out a few times before the big day comes!

Honey roasted carrots and parsnips with rosemary and thyme - easy to prepare and delicious to eat. The perfect accompaniment to your roast dinner.

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Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Honey roasted carrots and parsnips with rosemary and thyme – easy to prepare and delicious to eat. The perfect accompaniment to your roast dinner.

Course Side Dish
Active Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 171 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 medium carrots
  • 4 medium parsnips
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp runny honey
  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary and thyme
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220ºC/200ºC
  2. Peal the carrots and parsnips and chop the larger ones lengthways into halves/quarters so that all pieces are about 1-2cm wide.
  3. Put the carrots and parsnips into a baking tray, ensuring that they all have a bit of space.
  4. Mix the olive oil (2 tsp) and honey (2 tsp) in a cup and brush over the carrots and parsnips. Lay over the sprigs of rosemary and thyme and season with salt.
  5. Put into the oven and roast for 35-45 minutes (until they're soft with a little bite). Give the tray a shake every now and again to help them cook evenly.
  6. Once they're cooked, they're ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Have you tried this recipe? Please leave a comment and rating at the bottom of the page to let others know what you thought.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Potassium 776mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 203.8%
Vitamin C 36.3%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Honey roasted carrots and parsnips with rosemary and thyme - easy to prepare and delicious to eat. The perfect accompaniment to your roast dinner.

Free From/Suitable For…

The ingredients I used to make this recipe are all free from the following allergens. However, please check any labels carefully for allergens you need to avoid as brands can vary and product recipes can change over time.

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Gluten-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Tree Nut-Free
  • Peanut-Free
  • Sesame-Free
  • Soya-Free
  • Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphite-Free
  • Fish-Free
  • Crustacean-Free
  • Mollusc-Free
  • Celery-Free
  • Mustard-Free
  • Lupin-Free

Honey roasted carrots and parsnips with rosemary and thyme - easy to prepare and delicious to eat. The perfect accompaniment to your roast dinner.


I’m sharing this recipe with #TastyTuesdays with Honest Mum and #RecipeOfTheWeek with A Mummy Too.

23 Comments:

  1. These taste lovely and came out the oven a really nice colour. I much prefer roasted veg as they keep their flavour better than boiled. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Don’t use microwaves, do you have an oven temp?

  3. I make these but they often come out soggy where do you think I’m going wrong

  4. Look absolutely GORGE !!!….Cant wait to try this out and put this dish on the Christmas table…Thank you so much !!!

  5. Hi Charlotte,

    I just came across your recipe and noticed an inconsistency. In the ingredients lists it says 2 tsp olive oil, 2 tsp runny honey. In the directions it says 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tbsp honey. So which is correct? Thanks

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks for pointing that out Brooke. The ingredients list was right, I’ve now fixed the recipe instructions so they say the same thing.

  6. These looks amazing! I love it! I will need to make some for my boy too. He loves honey! Thanks for the idea. #TastyTuesday

  7. What a lovely recipe. Roasted carrots are about a million times nicer than boiled ones! And they hold together better as well which I’m finding is good for feeding to my baby as well. Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare this week x

  8. Gorgeous, perfect for a special dinner

  9. I love roasted roots and often do honey roasted parsnips but I have never tried adding carrots in too. I must try it next time x #TastyTuesdays

    • Thanks Kirsty. I love roasted carrots as I find they have more flavour. it’s also so much easier to chuck them in with the parsnips rather than doing something separately.

  10. Those carrots and parsnips look lovely! My mother used to make honeyed carrots (in the microwave though) but I was never a fan, but this could be the secret to getting my kids to eat carrots! I’ll try this with maple syrup to make it vegan 🙂

    • I’ve not tried microwaved honeyed carrots before – you’ve not tempted me to give it a go! I’ve not tried this recipe with maple syrup, let me know how it goes.

  11. Oooh, these look so lovely – perfect for Christmas day. I’m glad it’s not just me who’s already thinking about Christmas food!!

    • Glad it’s not just me too 🙂 I bought some new Christmas cookie cutters yesterday so I think I may move from stealth Christmas cooking to the full-on version very soon!

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