Best Roasted Carrots with Feta Cheese and Garlic

Make simple carrots exciting with my Roasted Carrots with Feta Cheese and Garlic recipe. The fresh carrots are tossed in light olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper. Then, they’re roasted until they’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Roasted Carrots with Feta Cheese on a plate.

Make simple carrots exciting with my Roasted Carrots with Feta Cheese and Garlic recipe. The fresh carrots are tossed in light olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper. Then, they’re roasted until they’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Finally, they’re topped with feta cheese and fresh parsley and are a healthy and tasty appetizer or the perfect side dish to freshen up any main dish. Everyone at your dinner party will devour these, and you can feel good knowing you’re serving an elegant side dish with a handful of fresh and delicious ingredients.

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Why You’ll Love This Roasted Feta Carrots Recipe

  • You only need a few simple ingredients.
  • It is super easy to make for an impressive result.
  • The flavor-rich ingredients make it taste amazing!
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
Roasted Carrots with Feta Cheese on a plate.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Here is everything you need to make the best roasted carrots with feta cheese recipe:

Fresh Carrots: You can use a bag of baby carrots, purple carrots, rainbow carrots or whole carrots. Substitute them with other root vegetables like parsnips, sweet potatoes, or even butternut squash for a different flavor.

Light Olive Oil: You can also use avocado oil, virgin olive oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, or melted butter.

Garlic Powder: Fresh minced garlic can be used instead of garlic powder. Use about 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced.

Paprika: Smoked paprika or chili powder can be used for a spicier flavor.

Salt: Any salt can be used, but adjust the quantity based on the type used (e.g., kosher salt, sea salt, table salt).

Pepper: Use freshly ground black pepper or red pepper flakes for added heat.

Feta Cheese: Goat cheese or blue cheese can be used as a substitute for feta cheese.

Fresh Parsley: Substitute with other fresh herbs like cilantro, dill, or chives.

Roasted Carrots with Feta Cheese on a plate.

How to Make My Roasted Feta Carrots with Garlic Recipe

Step 1: Prep the Carrots

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Peel the carrots and with a sharp knife, cut them into sticks or coins, about 1/2 inch thick. Cut larger carrots into fourths.

In a large bowl, combine the carrot sticks, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss until the carrots are evenly coated with the seasoning.

Spread the seasoned carrots in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

Stirring oil and seasonings to toss.

Step 2: Roast the Carrots

Roast in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender and caramelized, stirring halfway through cooking for even roasting.

Remove the carrots from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes on the sheet pan before transferring them to a serving plate.

Sprinkle the roasted carrots with crumbled feta cheese and chopped fresh parsley.

Serve the roasted carrots with feta and garlic as a side dish and enjoy!

Spreading carrots in a baking sheet.
Roasted Carrots with Feta Cheese on a plate.

Healthy Roasted Carrots with Feta and Garlic Recipe Notes

Carrot Size: Depending on the size of your carrots try to slice the carrots similar in size so they cook evenly.

Adjusting Seasonings: Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste. You can add more or less garlic powder, paprika, salt, or pepper according to your preference or use your own spice blend.

Roasting Time: Keep an eye on the carrots as they roast to avoid burning. Cooking times can vary depending on the size and thickness of the carrot pieces.

Serving Suggestions: 

These roasted carrots make a delicious side dish for any meal. They pair well with roasted chicken, grilled fish, brussels sprouts, or as a topping for salads. You could also drizzle on a little maple syrup or brown sugar for a sweet flavor or serve the carrots on a bed of creamy whipped feta with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, pomegranate arils, or crunchy pistachios.

Refrigeration: Store any leftover roasted carrots in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Freezing: While you can freeze roasted carrots, the texture may change slightly once thawed. To freeze, place the cooled roasted carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. They will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Reheating: To reheat roasted carrots, you can either microwave them for a few minutes or reheat them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Meal Prep: If you want to prepare these roasted carrots ahead of time, you can peel and cut the carrots and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to roast. This can save time when preparing meals during the week.

Can I use other vegetables instead of carrots in this feta carrot recipe?
Yes, you can! This recipe works well with other root vegetables like parsnips, sweet potatoes, or even a mix of vegetables.

Can I use other cheeses besides feta?
Absolutely! While salty feta adds a nice tangy flavor, you can use other cheeses like goat cheese, blue cheese, or Parmesan.

Can I make this elegant side dish ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the carrots and seasonings ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to roast. This can be a great time-saving tip for a busy weeknight dinner.

How do I know when the carrots are done roasting?
For best results, the carrots should be tender and caramelized on the edges when they are done. You can test for doneness by inserting a fork or knife into a carrot piece; it should go in easily.

Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh parsley?
Yes, you can use dried parsley instead of fresh parsley. However, the flavor may not be as vibrant.

Is this roasted carrots recipe vegetarian?
Yes, this recipe is vegetarian-friendly. Just ensure the feta cheese you use is vegetarian-friendly if needed.

Roasted Carrots with Feta Cheese on a plate.

Roasted Carrots with Feta Cheese and Garlic Recipe

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
Make simple carrots exciting with my Roasted Carrots with Feta Cheese and Garlic recipe. The fresh carrots are tossed in light olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper. Then, they're roasted until they're crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. 
5 from 5 votes
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds carrots
  • 2 tablespoons oil (light olive is my fave)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Peel the carrots and with a sharp knife, cut them into sticks or coins, about 1/2 inch thick. Cut larger carrots into fourths.
  • In a large bowl, combine the carrot sticks, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss until the carrots are evenly coated with the seasoning.
    Spread the seasoned carrots in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender and caramelized, stirring halfway through cooking for even roasting.
  • Remove the carrots from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes on the sheet pan before transferring them to a serving plate.
    Sprinkle the roasted carrots with crumbled feta cheese and chopped fresh parsley.

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Notes

Carrot Size: Depending on the size of your carrots try to slice the carrots similar in size so they cook evenly.
Adjusting Seasonings: Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste. You can add more or less garlic powder, paprika, salt, or pepper according to your preference or use your own spice blend.
Roasting Time: Keep an eye on the carrots as they roast to avoid burning. Cooking times can vary depending on the size and thickness of the carrot pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 394mgPotassium: 506mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 25489IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg
Keyword feta cheese, roasted carrots
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