Honey Roasted Carrots with Tahini Sauce

These incredibly flavorful honey roasted carrots get a delightful twist with my favorite creamy tahini sauce. A simple side dish that’s perfect for any meal!

Plate of honey roasted carrots with tahini sauce

Our favorite honey roasted carrots are the perfect balance of sweet and savory! We coat them in a simple mix of honey, olive oil, coriander, salt, and pepper. As they roast, the honey caramelizes, creating an amazing flavor.

We drizzle these carrots with our favorite tahini sauce to take them to the next level. This recipe is so good that I often double it—because these carrots disappear fast!

Honey roasted carrots with creamy tahini sauce - a delicious and healthy side dish.

How to Make Honey Roasted Carrots

These roasted carrots with honey are easy to prepare and taste incredible. For a recipe without honey, see these Easy Roasted Carrots or Garlic Butter Carrots.

Cut your carrots into 3-inch sticks. Toss with olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Add a pinch of coriander for an extra flavor boost (I love it, but it’s optional).

Spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast in a 400°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender and caramelized.

Carrots that have been roasted until browned and tender

Drizzle with creamy tahini sauce and enjoy! The sweet honey glaze and creamy tahini make an irresistible combination.

You can see how we make our creamy tahini sauce here. It’s quick and easy!

Honey Roasted Carrots with tahini sauce being drizzled on top

Regular vs. Baby Carrots

Feel free to use regular or baby carrots for this recipe. If using regular carrots, cut them into 3-inch sticks. Smaller carrots will likely require a slightly shorter roasting time.

Storing and Make Ahead Tips

Honey roasted carrots are amazing right out of the oven but also store well.

Allow your carrots to cool, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days or freeze them for up to 3 months.

To reheat, use the microwave or slide them into a 350°F oven for 10 minutes.

What to Serve With Honey Roasted Carrots

These carrots are sweet and creamy (thanks to the tahini sauce). I love serving them with savory dishes like:

Honey Roasted Carrots with Tahini Sauce

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My favorite recipe for honey roasted carrots is made even better with a drizzle of our simple, homemade Tahini Sauce. See the tahini sauce recipe for instructions.

Makes 4 servings

You Will Need

2 pounds carrots, scrubbed clean or peeled

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon ground coriander (substitute: ground cumin is delicious, too)

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

2 to 3 tablespoons tahini sauce


    1Preheat the oven to 400°F (204C). Lightly grease a baking sheet or dish large enough to hold the carrots in a single layer. (A little oil on the pan prevents sticking). Or line with parchment paper.

    2Cut the carrots into sticks about 2-3 inches long. For thicker carrots, cut them in half lengthwise for even cooking.

    3In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, honey, coriander, salt, and pepper.

    4Add the carrots to the bowl and toss them until they’re well coated with the mixture.

    5Spread the carrots in a single layer on your prepared baking sheet.

    6Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.

    7Drizzle the tahini sauce over the roasted carrots. Serve.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Vegan adaptation: Substitute the honey for maple syrup.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates.
Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1 of 4 servings / Calories 237 / Total Fat 13.5g / Saturated Fat 1.9g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 451.7mg / Carbohydrate 28.7g / Dietary Fiber 7g / Total Sugars 15.1g / Protein 4.1g
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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8 comments… Leave a Review
  • Rachel November 5, 2021, 9:36 am

    Should I serve these carrots room temp or hot

    • Joanne November 24, 2021, 4:06 pm

      Either would be excellent. I usually serve hot (with room temperature sauce).

  • Neli December 30, 2017, 12:01 pm

    Very delicious! I also made the sauce you recommended ?.

    • Joanne March 7, 2024, 5:33 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! We love the tahini sauce, I’m glad you tried it.

  • charlotte November 16, 2016, 8:42 am

    These carrots are so yummmmmmm and with the sauce it’s like a new satay … mmmmm

    • Joanne March 7, 2024, 5:33 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad you gave them a try.

  • Katherines Corner September 25, 2015, 6:30 pm

    Oh my goodness this is filled with a harvest of colors and flavors. I invite you to share at my Thursday blog hop ( you can add your link until midnight Saturday). Hugs!

  • Michelle September 24, 2015, 7:14 pm

    Lovely! Perfect for fall! Thank you!


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