Parmesan Basil Garlic Roasted Carrots

Do your kids like vegetables?

Mine currently do not.

They act like I’m trying to poison them with brussels sprouts and asparagus.

I mean, they used to like vegetables.

In fact, just a few months ago, Smalls actually requested that we have asparagus with dinner and ate nearly a whole bunch by himself.

Then something changed.

And they stopped liking vegetables.

I mean…at least they hate all vegetables equally now.

Now, I don’t know if someone at school mentioned that veggies are gross, or if they just decided to torture me, but I miss the days when they’d happily eat their broccoli.

Someday.

For now, I’m left doctoring vegetables so that they’re more appealing to my little monsters.

One of our current favorites is parmesan basil garlic roasted carrots.

Garlic Roasted CarrotsThey’re savory, slightly sweet, and super easy.

And Smalls loves to help me make them.

The only part that I don’t allow him to help with is the quartering of the carrots because his attention span isn’t quite there yet.

Maybe in a few months, I’ll trust him with a knife to cut them without pretending that he’s a ninja.

Parmesan Basil Garlic Roasted Carrots

Ingredients For Parmesan Basil Garlic Roasted Carrots

  • 7 organic carrots
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan; for mixing
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan; for topping
  • 2 tablespoons grated or chopped garlic
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped (you can also use 1 tablespoon freeze-dried basil)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • parchment paper

Directions For Parmesan Basil Garlic Roasted Carrots

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a rimmed baking sheet or jelly roll pan with parchment paper.

easy vegetable side dishCut the carrots into long quarters and place them into a bowl. If you have super long carrots, you can shop them in half or even thirds to make them easier to handle.

parmesan carrotsAdd the garlic and 1/3 cup parmesan. Toss to coat, and place the carrots onto the parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, then remove them from the oven. Allow the carrots to cool for 3-5 minutes, then top them with the remaining parmesan and your basil, salt, and pepper.

Roasted Carrot Recipe

Parmesan Basil Garlic Roasted Carrots

A super simple side dish that is sweet and savory! These parmesan basil garlic roasted carrots are a hit for kids and adults. Serve them up today! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 7 organic carrots
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan; for mixing
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan; for topping
  • 2 tablespoons grated or chopped garlic
  • 6 fresh basil leaves chopped (you can also use 1 tablespoon freeze-dried basil)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • parchment paper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a rimmed baking sheet or jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
  • Cut the carrots into long quarters and place them into a bowl. If you have super long carrots, you can shop them in half or even thirds to make them easier to handle.
  • Add the garlic and 1/3 cup parmesan. Toss to coat, and place the carrots onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, then remove them from the oven. Allow the carrots to cool for 3-5 minutes, then top them with the remaining parmesan and your basil, salt, and pepper.
Keyword carrots, garlic roasted carrots, roasted carrots

Serve alongside a roast, grilled chicken, or even burgers.

These are really yummy and remind me of cheesy fries, and the kids eat them without complaint.

It’s weird, I’ve never been a huge fan of roasted root veggies, but the longer I live where it snows, the more appealing they are.

And if my kids will ask for seconds of a vegetable, I’ll make it every night. Every.Single.Night.

Roasted Carrot RecipeWhat’s your kid’s favorite vegetable?

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