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Easy Roasted Parmesan Carrots Recipe

Roasted parmesan carrots go with almost any main dish, and they are absolutely wonderful! It’ll be easy to get everyone to eat their veggies because they’re so good!

These roasted parmesan carrots are an easy yet delicious side dish that is perfect for any family meal, dinner party, or special occasion potluck. You only need a few ingredients and a little bit of time to make something that’s flavorful, nutritious, and satisfying.

plate of roasted parmesan carrots

I highly recommend reading this entire post before you begin preparing the recipe. However, if all you want is the list of ingredients with full directions, please either click on the jump-to-recipe button above or scroll to the bottom of this post.

Parmesan Roasted Carrots

If you like crispy textures, then you probably appreciate roasted vegetables. I especially like my carrots roasted because it brings out their sweet flavor. 

plate of roasted carrots with parmesan cheese on them

I made these in the traditional oven, but you can also cook them in your air fryer if you have limited time. Follow these oven times vs. air fryer times to get the best results.


You only need a few ingredients, some that you may have in your pantry. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Carrots
  • Parmesan cheese (shredded or grated)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt (Himalayan salt, kosher salt, or sea salt)
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Thyme
  • Parsley flakes (optional for garnish)

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

I’ve played around with this recipe and added different seasonings. If you’re an adventurous cook, try some of your own. I’ve added cinnamon and cayenne, and they came out absolutely delicious. However, that might be a tad too spicy for young children.

Optional ingredients you may want to add:

  • Minced cloves of garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Dill weed
  • Sage 
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne

I’ve made these carrots so many different ways, and we’ve enjoyed them every time. However, I keep going back to the original because it’s so easy and tasty. In fact, of all my recipes to make roasted parmesan carrots, this is my favorite. I like carrots, but after cooking them this way, I can honestly say I love them.

Tools You’ll Need to Make Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Gather all of your ingredients to make sure you have everything. You’ll also need a bowl, a knife, a cutting board, a spoon for stirring, a baking sheet, and some parchment paper. If you’re grating your own cheese, you’ll need a cheese grater or food processor with a grating attachment.

grating parmesan cheese

How to Make Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.

parchment paper on baking sheet

Slice all of the carrots lengthwise into uniform carrot sticks. I used baby carrots, but you can use the regular size carrots and cut them into thirds.

cutting carrots

Put the carrots in the bowl and add the olive oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and thyme. Toss the ingredients until the carrots are well coated.

Pour the carrots out onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread them into a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes. Pull them out of the oven and sprinkle the shredded or grated parmesan cheese over the top. Gently toss to coat the carrots with the cheese. Garnish with parsley flakes. Serve hot.

parmesan roasted carrots

What to Serve with Roasted Parmesan Carrots

We enjoy these delicious carrots with a variety of foods. Below are some main dishes and more sides to take your meal to next-level deliciousness.

Roasted Turkey Tenderloin – This is perfect for holidays or any time when you’re in the mood for a turkey dinner.

Garlic Tomato Roast Beef – Put the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and let the machine do the work for you. At the end of the day, you’ll have a wonderful aroma and some delicious food to enjoy!

plate of garlic tomato roast beef on mashed potatoes with a side of green beans

Barbecued Chicken Drumsticks – You’ll have flavors galore with this delicious main dish! I like to cook it in my air fryer, but it’s just as good in the oven if you prefer.

Air Fryer Tilapia – Go from freezer to air fryer for a quick and easy dinner.

baked tilapia on a plate

Buttermilk Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Make sure you have plenty of these on the table, because everyone will want seconds. They are so delicious!

Creamed Spinach – This easy creamed spinach recipe will leave you wondering what took you so long to make it. It’s absolutely wonderful and so good for you!

Now for Dessert

Although it’s not necessary to serve dessert after every meal, your family will certainly appreciate it when you offer it. Here are some we enjoy:

Banana Swirl – Cold and delicious, this frozen treat is sure to bring smiles to all of the faces around the dinner table.

bowl of frozen banana swirl

Pecan Sandies – All you need are 4 ingredients to make these delicious but simple pecan cookies from Out of the Box Baking. 

Pineapple Pie – This no-bake pie is such a delicious treat for anyone who enjoys a creamy texture with their tropical dessert.

Make Any Meal Special with Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Regardless of what else you cook for supper, these flavorful carrots add the perfect touch of yumminess and nutrition to the meal. Don’t be surprised when your kids ask for them again … and again.

Yield: 6 servings

Roasted Parmesan Carrots

roasted parmesan carrots on a plate

Elevate any meal by adding these delicious but easy roasted parmesan carrots.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 pound fresh carrots
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (or shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (sea salt, Himalayan salt, or kosher salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚ F. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. Slice the carrots lengthwise and put in a bowl.
  3. Add olive oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and thyme. Toss until all of the carrots are evenly coated.
  4. Spread carrot slices out on the baking sheet. Place in the hot oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the grated or shredded parmesan cheese over the top.
  6. Gently toss until the carrots are coated in the cheese.
  7. Garnish with parsley flakes and serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 65Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 4mgSodium 296mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 2g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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