This recipe for Maple Bacon Roasted Carrots is made with just three ingredients and makes the perfect sweet and savory side dish.
Super easy recipe alert! In fact, I hesitate to even call this a recipe because it’s just so darn simple! It’s literally just 3 ingredients. Chop, shake, roast, eat. That’s all there is to it.
I made these to go with the Crockpot Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes we ate the other night. They’re great straight out of the oven but they also reheat well. I love the subtle sweetness from the maple syrup…and we all know everything tastes better with bacon! Next time, I might add a little cayenne pepper to give them a little sweet & spicy kick!
Here’s how you make them:
Maple Bacon Roasted Carrots
This recipe for Maple Bacon Roasted Carrots is made with just three ingredients and makes the perfect dinner side dish.
- 2 pounds carrots
- 1 - 2 Tablespoons maple syrup, depending on sweetness preference
- 2 strips bacon, diced
- Peel and chop carrots into one inch long chunks. Try to choose carrots that are similar thickness so that they cook evenly. If parts of them are much thicker, you may want to cut those chunks in half lengthwise.
- Add maple syrup, bacon and carrots to a large bowl and shake or stir until well-coated.
- Place on foil-lined baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees F for 20-30 minutes, stirring once. Check after 20 minutes to see if desired tenderness is reached. If not, return to oven for another 10 min.
Feel free to add some cayenne pepper if desired!
That’s all there is to it!
Are you a carrot lover? What’s your favorite way to eat them?!