Thyme Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese

Roasted Carrots


“Here, try this.”

If I had a dollar for every time I shoved a veggie-loaded fork into The Foodie Groom’s face, I’d… I’d have a whole lot of dollars. I usually get the, “Dude, you could have poked my eye out!” look, followed by a very cautious bite. Win some, lose some. These carrots, surprisingly, fall under “win some.”

I’ve never really eaten cooked carrots myself. When I think of hot carrots, I think of those mushy rounds that come in a can of peas. [Shudder]

These carrots are most definitely not shudder-inducing. My kid and my husband love these “carrot fries.” The carrot strips soften and caramelize a bit in the oven and pair awesomely with the lemony thyme and tangy, crumbly goat cheese.

Thyme Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese

Tangy goat cheese and lemony thyme pair perfectly with the caramelized carrots.

Ingredients

  • 2lbs whole carrots
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Peel the carrots and cut diagonally into thirds. If the carrots are large, half or quarter the pieces (aiming for uniform so the pieces will cook evenly).
  3. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and the leaves stripped from the thyme sprigs.
  4. Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Crumble goat cheese over the warm carrots and serve.

Notes

Yields: 4-6 servings

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Estimated time: 25 minutes

23 comments… add one

  • Carrots with thyme sounds so good! I always just make them plain- why not add a little spice to jazz it up?!

  • I’m not really a cooked carrot kinda gal, but these look too good to pass on. Definitely giving them a try soon!

  • Great Recipe! Can’t wait to try it out this weekend. My husband loves carrots and I love goat cheese so this will please both of us. Thanks for sharing!

  • Cal (he’s a cow) does not like cooked carrots, but he really likes cheese. Maybe I can get him to try these. Looks great!

    • @Cornelius the Pig, I’ve decided that there are few things in this world that cheese (especially goat cheese) doesn’t make better :)

  • Yum! I love roasted carrots, but I’ve never tried any additions beyond olive oil, salt and pepper. Love the thyme and goat cheese – totally trying these!

  • I am a big fan of goat cheese so I will try this! The color contrast looks so nice, too.

  • You said the magic word – goat cheese! Yum!

  • Those carrot “fries” look awesome. I’m going to have to try these soon.

  • This sounds so good, definitely not your typical mushy cooked carrots. I want to try this one for sure!

  • Oh yes! I will be trying these. I’m not a big carrot person, but they are so good for you so I have been experimenting with different ways to prepare them where they don’t taste so …carrot-y. These look so good!

  • My husband and are not big fans of thyme, but I really like the idea of this recipe — would you suggest another herb in its place?

  • I HATE cooked carrots…to the point of picking them out of a soup. But if your husband eats them, I may actually give this a try!!

  • These look great! I too am always shoving fork-fulls of vegetables into my husband’s face.

  • Three of my favorite things – roasted carrots, thyme, and goat cheese! Drool! Honestly never thought of putting them all together, but these look fantastic.

  • I never know how to cook carrots. This recipe looks great, I’ll have to give it a try!

  • Yummy! I want some now :(
    Roasted carrots are definitely one of my favorite foods!

  • I’ve been having an aversion to cooked carrots lately, but this looks like a winner of a recipe!

  • This post reminded me of how fantastic roasted carrots are… adding goat cheese and thyme is a fantastic idea!

  • These look so good! I have them starred in my google reader, and every time I look back over my starred items I find myself oogling over these carrots! I’m planning on making them alongside my favorite roast chicken!

    • I just had to let you know that I made these last night, and loved them! They were perfect with roast chicken, salad, and homemade rolls. I loved the subtle thyme with them (I usually use dill), and the goat cheese was just perfect!

  • Made these tonight and they were just delicious!

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