Roasted Sweet Carrots with Pecans and Blue Cheese

The classic carrot side dish for the holidays as received a big upgrade. Not only do these carrots have a beautiful presentation but they taste incredible. This side dish is sweet, salty, and crunchy all in one. I now consider this one of my favorite holiday side dishes.

November 14, 2023

Roasted Sweet Carrots with Pecans and Blue Cheese

Alissa DiSanto
  • Prep Time
    10 min
  • Cook Time
    20 min
  • Total Time
    30 min
  • Servings
  • Difficulty


  • 15 carrots peeled and stems removed
  • 4tbsp butter melted
  • 4 sprigs of thyme removed from stem and chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup roughly chopped pecans toasted
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place your peeled carrots on the tray and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the butter, thyme, salt/pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and brown sugar. Pour over top the carrots and toss to coat on all sides.
  3. Roast in the oven for 20-22 minutes or until your carrots are slightly browned and fork tender.
  4. Remove from oven and transfer to a serving dish. Take the leftover juice from the baking sheet and drizzle onto the carrots. Top with the toasted pecans, blue cheese, and parsley.

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