Roasted vegetables are my absolute favorite thing. I roast veggies multiple times a week and can’t believe I haven’t shared more recipes like this roasted carrots with dill and feta recipe on my blog! There will be plenty coming in the new year, because roasted veggies are such a perfect food to meal prep.
As the new year rolls around and many people think a bit more about the choices they are making for their health, consider how a little meal prep each week could better equip you with healthy and delicious foods. We often think of meal prepping as this massive ordeal that entails hours of time and tons of containers, but focus on simply doing something small to benefit your meals for the week. What about making some chicken in the crockpot, like this Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken? Or maybe you just cut up some veggies so you have them ready to go for snacks!
Whatever you have time for, think about just a couple small things that would add ease to your week ahead. If you are interested in learning more about meal prepping and how to make the most of it, even if that just means making smart choices at the grocery store, check out my Healthy Meal Prep Guide!
These Roasted Carrots Are Perfect for Meal Prepping
What I love so much about roasted vegetables is that they are packed with flavor and seasonings so you get excited to eat them AND they store well. Throughout the week I will either reheat them or enjoy them cold atop salads or dipped in hummus. I am nearly guaranteed to eat more veggies throughout the week if I have a couple kinds of roasted veggies waiting in my refrigerator.
This Roasted Carrots Are Also Perfect for Entertaining
Though this recipe is perfect for meal prepping, it is also a great choice for your next dinner party! And yes, this recipe tastes great as leftovers, but it tastes even more amazing when it is freshly roasted. The edges of the carrots get this perfect char and the glaze begins to caramelize in the oven… ooh it is delightful! Not to mention, the bright colors of this dish – the bright orange carrots, fresh green dill and creamy white feta – make for a beautiful display on your entertaining table.
What You’ll Need for This Recipe
Beyond this recipe being incredibly delicious, it is also super simple to make! Yet another reason I love roasting vegetables – it is so simple to do. For these roasted carrots you will need the following ingredients:
- Olive oil
- Maple syrup – Make sure this is actually real maple syrup, not the imitation kind.
- Dill weed
- Feta crumbles
- Optional: Fresh dill – This is optional, but it adds such a special, beautiful and delicious touch! You can find it in the produce section of your grocery store, where the herbs are.
How To Make This Recipe
As I mentioned above, this recipe is super simple! Here are the steps to take for a perfect pan of roasted carrots:
- Step 1: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Step 2: Cut your carrots into 3″ slivers.
- Step 3: Lay the carrots out, single layer, on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Step 4: In a small jar with a lid combine the olive oil, maple syrup, dill weed and salt.
- Step 5: Shake your glaze up and pour it over the carrots, using a spatula or your hands to push the carrots around the pan so they all get covered in glaze.
- Step 6: Bake for 25-30 min, until the edges of the carrots are starting to brown.
- Step 7: Sprinkle the feta crumbles across the top of your roasted carrots.
- Step 8: Garnish with some fresh dill and enjoy!
How To Store Your Roasted Carrots
Store your finished recipe in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, which is perfect for your meal prep. A whole week of roasted carrots! (You may need to double the recipe to make these last the whole week 😉 )
These roasted carrots are the perfect healthy side dish! They are simple to make, delicious and look so beautiful on the table.
- 6 large carrots (cut into 3" slivers)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp dill weed
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
- Optional: Fresh dill for garnishing
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Cut your carrots into 3" slivers.
Lay the carrots out, single layer, on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
In a small jar with a lid combine the olive oil, maple syrup, dill weed and salt.
Shake your glaze up and pour it over the carrots, using a spatula or your hands to push the carrots around the pan so they all get covered in glaze.
Bake for 25-30 min, until the edges of the carrots are starting to brown.
Sprinkle the feta crumbles across the top of your roasted carrots.
Optional: Garnish with some fresh dill.
157 cals ~ 9g fat ~ 17g carb ~ 2g protein ~ 3g fiber ~ 11g sugar
Another Roasted Vegetable Dish That You’ll Love
These Bacon & Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts are totally drool-worthy! THIS is the way to take your vegetables to the next level… add bacon and blue cheese and everything is better 😉