I love cooking dinner, because it is the one time when everyone is together, plus I think dinner meals are the best meals! These roasted spiced carrots with goat cheese and parsley make for the perfect dinner side dish. I love using rainbow carrot with the stem on them, because it looks more rustic and colorful (obviously). These spiced roasted carrots are the perfect dinner side dish because they are literally so easy to make and yet look stunning when you take them out of the oven! I also love how these roasted carrots are sweet and spicy. In this recipe I drizzle honey over the carrots to help balance the spice. This makes for the perfect balance of sweet and spicy! The goat cheese also helps mellow the spice out a bit too! So, what are we waiting for!? Let’s get to the recipe!
Spiced Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese
I love cooking dinner meals! The main course is easy to come up with, but it can be hard to figure out what to cook for the side dishes! This is one of my favorite side dishes to make for dinner because it is beautiful, delicious, and easy to make!
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 35
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 3 servings
- Category: dinner sides
- Method: roasting
- 1 bunch or rainbow carrots (or more depending on how many people you are serving)
- 1 tsp give or take of paprika
- 1 tsp give or take of cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp of sesame seeds
- crumbled goat cheese (can be infused with garlic, herbs, or plain)
- handful of chopped parsley
- olive oil, salt, and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Rinse and dry the carrots and trim the stems if they are too long.
- Place the carrots neatly on a baking sheet
- Drizzle olive oil over the carrots, about a tablespoon or two.
- With your hands mix the carrots and olive oil so that they are evenly coated
- Add the two spices and mix again so everything is evenly coated, then neatly arrange the carrots on the tray again.
- Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the carrots and place in the oven for 30-40 minutes depending on how your oven cooks. After the time, the carrots should be tender and golden, but not burnt.
- Directly after the carrots have been out of the oven, take the honey and drizzle it over the carrots, no need to combine. Do the same with the goat cheese and chopped parsley. Enjoy!
Spice wise, depending on your taste, you can always add or subtract the amount of spices you use. This recipe definitely has a kick to it, but is not over-powering with spicy-ness. The honey and the goat cheese help to moderate the heat.
This is truly one of my favorite dinner sides because it is hearty, healthy, delicious, and my favorite combo: sweet and spicy! Here are a few more mouth watering photos for you! Also, if you are asking: Why the sesame seeds? Well you can see in the photos that they look really pretty, but they also give it a really nice texture and a bit of a nutty flavor as well!