Honey roasted carrots and beets are a beautiful and delicious fall seasonal side dish. With minimal ingredients, it’s an inexpensive side dish for a weeknight dinner, but also worthy to accompany your Thanksgiving table.

Honey roasted carrots and beets

For Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, I roasted a tray of carrots and beets and drizzled them with honey and my family loved them! So much so that my dad and step mom asked me how to make the honey roasted carrots and beets and began making them  at home on weeknights.

Just about every vegetable tastes good roasted, and when you take naturally sweet vegetables like carrots and beets and drizzle them with a little honey, you just make your tastebuds dance a little bit more.

A few nights ago, after making them for dinner to accompany crispy chicken thighs, my daughter said, “simple food really is the best.” I whole-heartedly agree! Like I always say, it doesn’t have to be complicated or fancy to be delicious.

Roasted carrots and beets with honey

Simple ingredients

  • beets: Look for firm beets with nice green tops. You can even cook the tops if you are feeling extra frugal.
  • carrots: Look for firm carrots with a bright orange color. If you buy them with green tops attached, you can use them for carrot top pesto.
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • honey

This recipe is simple. Really the hardest part is peeling and chopping the beets. They can be a bit of a pain because that gorgeous red color does indeed stain your hands and cutting board. You can use gloves if you’re afraid of staining, but I personally don’t mind. The stain comes off in a couple of washes.

If you find it a pain to wash, peel and chop veggies at dinner time, they can always be peeled and chopped ahead of time the day before or in the morning. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag until ready to use.

Honey roasted carrots and beets

Simple carrots and beets roasted with honey. An easy side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted carrots and beets
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tara Buss


  • 5 carrots
  • 4 beets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or oil of choice
  • 1/4 tsp salt or more to taste at the end
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Cut off ends of beets and carrots and peel.

  3. Cut into bite sized pieces and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

  4. Drizzle with olive oil and toss. Spread out and sprinkle with salt.

  5. Roast in oven for about 25 minutes or until veggies are crisp-tender.

  6. Drizzle honey on carrots and beets and place back in oven for about 5 minutes.

  7. After removing from oven, taste for seasonings. Add more salt if needed.

Roasted carrots and beets