My son has gotten a bit pickier with his food the last few weeks (as is to be expected from most 15 month olds) but he is absolutely obsessed with these honey mustard carrots. I mean, seriously obsessed. He would eat an entire pan of them.
That said, I would too. They are that good.
It’s not even like this is some kind of revolutionary recipe. It’s just 4 common ingredients – carrots, oil, honey, and spicy mustard. But when you mix them all together and roast them until the carrots are tender and those sugars start to caramelize, it’s like vegetable crack.
These make a perfect side dish to almost any meal. Breaking out some burgers? Perfect! Roasting some pork? Work as a side for those too! BBQ chicken? These will pair nicely with that as well.
For the athletes in the crowd, I love these as a side (or if you’re like me, a snack!) because it’s a nice source of healthy carbs that are full of some fiber and vitamins. There is a little added sugar, but it’s relatively minimal.
And this side dish works for almost all dietary limitations. It’s dairy free, gluten free, and – as long as you buy a safe mustard – it would be free of the top 8 allergens (as always, check labels though to make sure). If you’re vegan, you can sub out agave nectar for the honey to create an animal-free version.
- 4 ingredients.
- Almost no prep time before cooking.
- Ah-mazing results.
- Great for athletes.
- Meets dietary limitations.
Yahoo! Ready to eat? I am!
These honey mustard carrots are an addictive vegetable side dish, sure to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike!
- 1 lb baby carrots 1 package or sliced regular carrots
- 1 tbsp oil of choice I typically use olive or canola
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
- Preheat oven to 425F. Place all ingredients in a 9x13 baking dish and toss together to distribute evenly. Roast for approximately 60 minutes, or until carrots are tender. Yum!
Because of the high heat of cooking, you might get some of the honey mustard sticking to your dish. I have the best luck using a clear glass baking dish for this, and I soak it after if needed. I've never had a problem getting it clean after soaking!
90 calories, 4 g fat, 203 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein; Vitamin A: 309%, Vitamin C: 5%, Calcium: 4%, Iron 6%