Roasted Balsamic Carrots

I totally get why people insist on creating super elaborate dishes with dozens of ingredients; I myself have made plenty of recipes that hit that description on the head but for some reason I always come back to the simple ones. Roasting vegetables is probably the first thing you learn in cooking 101 but yet there’s nothing better than the bold, natural flavors that come from roasting. These carrots only have five ingredients but every ingredient is important and you can taste the delicious chemistry that is created when these ingredients are cooked together.

Anyways, I am going to keep this short because I have been writing papers all week for my finals and more writing just seems like a chore (which is never what this blog should feel like!) However, now that I’ve managed to write such a passionate previous paragraph about these flavorful carrots, you should probably just try them out for yourself and not take my word for it.

Roasted Balsamic Carrots

  • 6 carrots, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


Preheat oven to 425. Combine the nutmeg, cinnamon, balsamic, and olive oil in a bowl. Toss the carrots in the mixture and then lay in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Cook for 10 minutes. Flip and then roast for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Enjoy as a delicious side or an afternoon snack.




  • gracioushealth
    May 2, 2012

    Oh. Yum! it is raining her today and this looks warm and yummy! I am deff gonna make this today!

    • shellywest
      May 2, 2012

      Glad to hear it! Let me know how they turn out for you!

      • gracioushealth
        May 3, 2012

        Made em with dinner tonight! they were great! next time I think I will slice them a little thinner and roast them a few minutes longer! But we all (me, my hubby, my 12, 10 and 5 yr old) enjoyed them!

  • myhealthyohana
    May 2, 2012

    These look great! I love balsamic vinegar, but never tried them on roasted carrots…will give this a try this week!

  • maggiesonebuttkitchen
    May 4, 2012


  • my sleepy kitchen
    June 22, 2012

    I have a bunch of carrots from my weekly veg box that need using – this just might be the perfect recipe! Love the idea of using nutmeg and cinnamon with the balsamic

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