Maple Balsamic Glazed Roasted Carrots are an easy and flavourful way to serve up your carrots! These make an excellent side dish for your dinner and are impressive enough to serve for special dinner occasions! Thinking these are going to be making an appearance at our Thanksgiving dinner!
There is something about the roasting process that makes ordinary vegetables super delicious. They caramelize and transform in the oven into something far more delicious than steaming them could ever achieve.
Today I am sharing with you a recipe with one of our favorite vegetables to roast – carrots! And not only are they roasted, they are glazed too! For this recipe I opted for a maple and balsamic glaze.
This recipe for Maple Balsamic Glazed Roasted Carrots is always a hit. It’s made an appearance on our dinner plate for regular Sunday dinners but also for special occasions like Thanksgiving and Easter.
I love this dish for its simplicity. It takes just minutes of prep time and a few ingredients. Then the carrots do their magic in the heat of the oven. The end result is absolutely delicious!
You can have an elegant and delicious side dish on the table with minimal effort on your part. I love recipes like that!
If you are a fan of glazed carrots, be sure to also check out my Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots too!
Ingredients in Maple Balsamic Glazed Roasted Carrots
- Carrots: peeled and sliced in half or quarters (for small and medium sized carrots, I slice them in half. If you are using large carrots, you will need to cut them in quarters.
- Balsamic vinegar
- Maple syrup: Real maple syrup, not pancake syrup is needed for this recipe.
- Olive oil
- Seasoning: salt and pepper
Note: Ingredient quantities and full instructions are in the recipe at the end of this post.
How to make Maple Balsamic Glazed Roasted Carrots
- Prep your carrots: Peel and slice your carrots to the desired size. I like to slice them in half (or quarters if they are especially large).
- Prep your glaze: Mix the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and olive oil in a bowl to create the glaze.
- Toss together: Toss the carrots in the glaze. Reserve the rest of the glaze to brush on halfway through the cooking process.
- Roast: Arrange the carrots on the baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Take out and brush with the glaze and then return to the oven to roast for another 15 minutes or until the carrots are fork tender.
What to serve with Maple Balsamic Glazed Carrots
These glazed carrots are perfect when served alongside a wide variety of main dishes- particularly dishes that are complimented well by a little sweetness.
Some of our favorite proteins to serve alongside these carrots include:
- Poultry- Roast Chicken and Roasted Turkey Drumsticks are great pairings.
- Pork dishes such as Breaded Pork Chops and Pork Schnitzel.
- Beef- Meatloaf or Roast Beef.
- Fish-Crispy Oven Baked Fish and Almond Crusted Salmon are some great options.
In addition to these family dinner options, we love to bring this recipe out for special occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
Storing leftovers and reheating
Once cooled, leftover carrots can be stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for a few days. To reheat them, the easiest method is to pop them in the microwave until heated through. Alternatively, you can pop them back in the oven to reheat them or warm them in a skillet with a bit of oil.
I hope you enjoy this side dish as much as we do!
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Maple Balsamic Glazed Roasted Carrots
- 2 lbs carrots peeled and sliced in half (if any carrots are very large, you may wish to cut them into quarters)
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Peel and slice your carrots to the desired size. I like to slice them in half (or quarters if they are especially large).
- Mix the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and olive oil in a bowl to create the glaze.
- Toss the carrots in the glaze. Reserve the rest of the glaze to brush on halfway through the cooking process.
- Arrange the carrots on the baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Take out and brush with the glaze and then return to the oven to roast for another 15 minutes or until the carrots are fork tender. [If your carrots are large, they will likely need longer to cook]