Roasted Carrots with Thyme and Goat Cheese

I love finding new ways to serve vegetables that I already love. Carrots are usually reserved around here for snacking or to use as an aromatic in more complex recipes. This recipe definitely reminds me that carrots can stand on their own as an awesome side dish.

Hubby and I both enjoyed the flavors in this dish. It would make a perfect side dish for a dinner party because it has a fancy-pants feel to it even though it’s pretty easy to make. Next time you have some leftover carrots hanging around, give this dish a try!

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Roasted Carrots with Thyme and Goat Cheese

Yield: 4-6

Ingredients:

2lbs whole carrots
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
Salt
Pepper
1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400. Peel the carrots and cut diagonally into thirds. If the carrots are large, half or quarter the pieces (aiming for uniform so the pieces will cook evenly).

Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and the leaves stripped from the thyme sprigs.

Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Crumble goat cheese over the warm carrots and serve.

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7 Responses to “Roasted Beet and Garlic Pasta”

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    ErinsFoodFiles — October 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Stunning color!!

    • beantownbaker — October 8th, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

      It just makes me smile 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Oh gosh, I love this recipe! So creative 🙂

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    Tanja Simone — October 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

    We’re making this for dinner tomorrow, sounds perfect! And what a great way to contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Keep it up!
    Snowy hello’s from Oslo, Norway/ Tanja Simone, http://somekindashuffle.wordpress.com

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:27 am

      Thanks! I hope you enjoyed the pasta.

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    Elle A. — March 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I made this tonight and it was truly one of the worse things I’ve made; the sauce was really chunky and dry, and stuck in my throat every time I took a bite, and the garlic made it even drier. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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    Pam — February 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    This is very good. Leaving some of the pasta water is important, as well as adding the olive oil. Grating the beet into the pasta made a gorgeous colored magenta. Eating pasta right away prevents drying out. An optional addition could be adding a can of coconut milk to make a pink saucy dish. Topped with nuts and cheese, yes!

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