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Roasted Carrots with Cinnamon and Garlic

November 22, 2014

This dish is known as “Karen carrots” in my house, thanks to my friend Karen who first made these fantastic carrots for us! I LOVE these, and I don’t even like cooked carrots. They’re a great holiday side dish (just double the recipe for a crowd) because they go well with ham or turkey. But they’re also great for a family dinner any night of the week–try ’em with Baked Chicken Breasts.

10 large fresh carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch strips
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 fresh cinnamon sticks
5 fresh garlic cloves, smashed
Kosher salt, to taste


  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place carrot strips on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Add olive oil and stir to coat.
  • Add smashed garlic and salt to taste. Stir well.
  • Evenly distribute cinnamon sticks in baking sheet, tucking between carrots.
  • Place in oven (uncovered) and bake 20 minutes.
  • Stir and bake additional 20 minutes, or until carrots are tender.
  • Remove cinnamon sticks before serving.
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3 Responses to “ Roasted Carrots with Cinnamon and Garlic ”

  1. Alysia on February 16, 2011 at 2:28 am

    These are so good! They kind of remind me of sweet potato fries. Everyone loved them! Next time I just need to make more (I didn’t quite have 10 carrots, plus they were kind of small).

  2. Dana on November 25, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I just used this recipe as one of the sides for our Thanksgiving dinner, and they were a hit! My husband loved them, and fortunately for the rest of us, I made plenty for him to have two big servings. This is definitely a better way to enjoy cooked carrots!

    • KP on November 30, 2010 at 1:01 pm

      So glad you liked this recipe! It came from Karen Illg!!

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