Lemony Carrots

Lemony Carrots
There’s nothing like a veggie side dish you can make with two staples you already have kicking around the fridge. These are the classic roast carrots of your dreams, and they employ a mere three ingredients (plus salt and pepper). The whole thing is brightened with slices of lemon that lightly caramelize during the cooking process, and it’s a good idea to stop, toss, and return them to the oven so none of those slices char and become bitter. It’s the one necessary step in a couldn’t-be-easier 10-minute dish. The result is super-tender carrots that even fussy kids will consider! Get the recipe:Lemony Carrots. Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 serves


  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1 1⁄2-inch pieces

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • kosher salt and black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 425° F. Toss the carrots, lemon, oil, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, tossing once, until tender, 18 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
7g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 430mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 38mg 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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