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Honey Roasted Carrots

Honey Roasted Carrots are my favorite roasted carrots because they do not taste like cooked carrots. Perfect for any dinner party!

Honey Roasted Carrots are not the most healthy but they are perfect for people who don’t really like carrots such as myself. I serve them every year at our Thanksgiving. 

Cost Per Serving $1.37 as of October 2022

If you have zero ingredients then this recipe will cost about $10.92.

If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $2.50. 

  • Cost per serving reduces to $0.31.

I do not include salt and pepper in the cost of this recipe. 

Oven Roasted

Recipe serves: 8

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Equipment needed: 1 sheet pan

Total time: 25 minutes


There is no doubt that the most used piece of equipment in my house is a sheet pan. I use them for roasting vegetables, baking, and transporting food to and from the grill. 

I use a kitchen scale for everything. Weighing potatoes, fruit, baking, packaging meat, etc. If you don’t have one they are worth the extra space on your counter or in a cabinet. You will be surprised how often it comes in handy. 

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I do not include salt and pepper because I assume it is already in your pantry. If you have a fully stocked pantry there will be a savings of about $2.50.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $2.50 as of October 2022

  • 1 pound butter $4.48
  • honey $3.94


Total: $8.42 as of October 2022

  • 2 pounds carrots $1.96
  • 1 garlic bulb $0.54

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425° F
  3. In a sauce pan melt 1/3 cup of butter
  4. Add garlic cloves for 1 minute
  5. Add 3 tablespoons of honey and stir well
  6. Add carrots to the sheet pan and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. 
  7. Drizzle the honey, butter and garlic over the carrots and mix well.
  8. Place sheet pan in the oven for 10 minutes stir and bake for 10 more minutes. Continue cooking until they are fork tender. 

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $100 – Menu 5

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