Easy Glazed Carrots: A Delicious Side Dish for Your Roast Dinner

When it comes to Sunday dinner, there are a few essential elements: roast potatoes, succulent protein like chicken, beef, or lamb, and roasted vegetables. Carrots are a popular choice for roast dinners, offering a sweet and delicious side dish that can be cooked in less than an hour alongside your roast potatoes. They’re also incredibly budget-friendly, with most supermarkets selling a 1kg bag for around 60p.

One popular way to cook carrots for a roast dinner is to roast them in honey. This method brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots and complements the savory flavors of the roast potatoes and gravy. This recipe from BBC Good Food only includes four ingredients and can be prepared in just 10 minutes. The recipe states that “Roasting carrots intensifies their flavor and the honey glaze gives them a deliciously sweet flavor.” Home cooks who have tried this recipe rave about its deliciousness, calling it “superb” and “delicious.”

Lyn Tracey said, “Superb! These always go down well with family and guests and this recipe will be used repeatedly.” Catherine Downey wrote, “Delicious. Enjoyed by adults and children alike. A great way to encourage small people to enjoy vegetables. Recipe and instructions perfect. I always prepare the carrots the night before if I am hosting a dinner party (and will be busy).”

How to Make Easy Glazed Carrots


* 1kg Chantenay or other small carrots
* Three tbsp sunflower oil
* Two tbsp white wine vinegar
* Two tbsp clear honey


1. Preheat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Tip the carrots into a roasting tin with the oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes.
2. After 30 minutes, drizzle the carrots with the vinegar and honey. Return to the oven for another 20 minutes.
3. Check if the carrots are cooked through by inserting a knife or fork. They should be soft but not soggy.

This simple recipe is a great way to add a touch of sweetness and flavor to your next roast dinner. Enjoy!

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