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Parmesan Roasted Carrots

The Monday Night Football game is on, sounds of the competition rippling through the air. You have a creamy garlic dip in front of you, wafting around you with it’s dreamy, delicious aroma. You are surrounded by friends, by laughter, and suddenly — a craving. A craving for a crunch, for something to really round out the dip, and to bring joy into your heart in a way that only food can. You know the beautiful crinkle sound that comes from opening a bag of salty potato chips? Well tough shit- you don’t get to hear it, because you have to have carrots with your dip. Shhhh. Take a deep breath, because carrots don’t have to be boring. In fact, with our new recipe, you can discover that they can even be delicious sans garlic dip.

For this recipe, our key ingredient is: Carrots 

Here’s why we care about this recipe:

  • Let’s state the obvious. Carrots are probably the most convenient vegetable. You can throw some in a bag and enjoy them on the go, you can roast them, pan-sear them, cook them, juice them, saute them and even spiralize them. The list goes on, and we LOVE how versatile they are, which means they will never feel like a boring side.
  • Carrots are a great veggie to boost eye health. They contain beta-carotene, which is crucial for the development and maitenance of our eyes.
  • They also contain high levels of anti-oxidants, which means that they may protect against certain cancer types, keep our DNA healthy, keep our organs strong and prevent against free radicals.
  • Carrots are also a great nutrient for teeth and gum health. They actually fight against toxins which cause gum decay, oral bacteria and tooth decay, due to the minerals they contain. We would eat carrots all day every day if it means never going to the dentist again, to be honest.

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Parmesan Roasted Carrots

INGREDIENTS

  • 16 ounces carrots, peeled
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary)
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix together olive oil, minced garlic and chopped rosemary. Stir to combine.
  3. Arrange carrots on prepared baking sheet. Brush oil mixture on top of carrots. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Roast for 15 minutes, then top with parmesan cheese. Roast for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly browned.
  5. Serve immediately.

NUTRITION INFORMATION Yield: 4 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85, Total Fat: 2.9g, Saturated Fat: 1.3g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 124mg, Total Carbohydrates: 12.2g, Dietary Fiber: 3.2g, Total Sugars: 5.6g, Protein: 3g

Sorry we may have gotten you worked up over chips, but honestly, this recipe may make up for it because they are so delicious. Let us know what you think in the comments below. We recommend this as a crowd pelaser for Thanksgiving next week!

XO,

Amanda and Christina

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