Chili Maple Roasted Carrots
Roasted vegetables are definitely my go-to when it comes to side dishes at dinnertime. I just love how easy it is to toss some veggies with some seasoning, crank up the oven and let the magic happen without much involvement from my part. You know I am ALL about easy.
I make these roasted carrots all the time. I recently made them to serve with this Slow Cooker Asian Citrus Pork Tenderloin recipe. Since carrots are naturally sweet I don’t need to add too much (pure) maple syrup to them, just enough to give them some more flavor. The chili and smoked paprika gives them a subtle kick of spice, but not in a way that little ones can’t enjoy them. In fact, my little ones LOVE these carrots, which is a big reason I try to make them often.
These roasted carrots go with everything. You can easily double (or triple) the recipe if you are serving a large group (great holiday side dish!).
For a weeknight meal they pair up perfectly with these Mini Cheddar-BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Muffins or homemade baked chicken nuggets. They would also round out a nicer Sunday dinner meal like this Mustard Pork Loin Roast.
Chili Maple Roasted Carrots
Yield: 4-6 servings
- 1lb carrots, peeled a cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- Pinch of coarse salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large bowl, toss together carrots with olive oil, pure maple syrup, smoked paprika and chili powder. Spread them out in a large rimmed cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Roast in oven for 20 min or until they start to brown and caramelize.
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I have a serious carrot problem…I can eat a whole bag in one sitting, no problem 🙂 . Trying!
Carrots really are the best holiday side dish. I was in charge of assigning recipes for our church Christmas party this year, and I had all the side dish people bring carrots because they are pretty hard to mess up. I’ll have to remember this recipe for next year 🙂
I love the chili powder and paprika on these, with the maple syrup! I often do honey + cinnamon + flaky sea salt.
Mmmm, chili maple sounds DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to try this!
Love the chili maple combination!
We love roasted carrots but it can get boring . Thanx for a new flavor on our carrots.
Rich loves cooked carrots and asks for them all the time!! I know my boys would love these – especially digging the smoked paprika!
I am really craving those carrots right now! Loving all those flavors 😀
I love carrot dishes that have a little bit of spice to offset their sweetness like this one!