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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5 Responses to “Dirty Laundry for Dinner ? (Ropa Vieja recipe)”

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    Robyn — June 29, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I came here to read your Daring Bakers post, but was interested in this recipe. It sounds great and I have some plantains to use up, so I might try to make this soon!

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    Stephanie — July 1, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    I MUST try this recipe! I have always been afraid of trying to make ropa vieja…I’m afraid it won’t taste as good as the stuff from back home.

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    Jen — July 8, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Steph – you should try it and let me know how authentic it tastes.

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    laptops — January 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    sounds great and I have some plantains to use up.

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    canciones nuevas — April 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    That sounds so delicious.

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