Cooked carrots don’t get much respect, but these delicious thyme-seasoned Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms are perfect for a side dish.

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Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms on serving plate

For a while now I’ve wanted to update this recipe for Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with a better photo, and when I got some lovely thin carrots at the market this week, it occurred to me that this would be perfect as a classic vegetable side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. If you’re watching your carbs or sugar intake, you may think of carrots as being high in sugar, but adding the mushrooms to this combination makes the total dish lower in carbs. And roasted mushrooms are so delicious too and the thyme is the perfect seasoning for the carrot and mushroom combination!

Roasted carrots are really tasty alone, but the mushrooms make this more elegant than just regular roasted carrots, and I’d serve this for a nice vegetable side dish, even for a holiday meal.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • carrots
  • sliced mushrooms
  • extra virgin Olive Oil (affiliate link)
  • chopped fresh thyme leaves or dried thyme
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnish (optional)

How can you make this recipe lower in carbs?

If you check the nutritional information you might be surprised that this is relatively low in net carbs. But if you want to make it even lower in carbs just use more mushrooms and fewer carrots!

Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme process shots collage

How to Make Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms:

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  1. You can certainly make this with those “baby” carrots that so many people seem to like, but I’d use thin organic carrots, which have a lot more flavor.
  2. You don’t have to peel the carrots, but I did, and then I sliced then on the diagonal in even slices about 1/4 – 3/8 inch thick.
  3. Toss the carrots with 1 T olive oil. salt, pepper, and 1 T of fresh thyme (or a smaller amount of dried thyme.)
  4. Spread out carrots in a single layer on a roasting pan that you’ve brushed with a little olive oil and roast for 15 minutes.
  5. While the carrots roast, wash mushrooms, spin dry or dry with paper towels, and slice into even slices, slightly thicker than the carrots.
  6. Use the same bowl you tossed the carrots in, and toss mushrooms with second T of olive oil.
  7. After 15 minutes, stir carrots, add mushrooms, stir again and roast 10-15 minutes more.
  8. Cook them until carrots are browned and tender and mushrooms are cooked and all liquid has evaporated.
  9. Serve Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms hot, sprinkled with fresh parsley if desired.

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar
Roasted Green Beans and Red Bell Pepper
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocados and Pecans

Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms on serving plate, second photo
Yield: 4 servings.

Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Cooked carrots don't get much respect, but I promise that these thyme-seasoned Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms are amazing.

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. carrots (see notes)
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms (I buy the pre-washed kind, but wash if needed)
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme 
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F/230C.
  2. Peel carrots if desired. Cut carrots on diagonal into slices about 1/4 - 3/8 inch thick. Toss carrots with 1 T olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread carrots on large roasting pan (it should be big enough that the carrots are in a single layer). Roast carrots 15 minutes.
  4. While carrots are roasting, wash mushrooms and spin dry or dry with paper towels. Slice mushrooms into even slices, slightly thicker than carrots.
  5. Using the same bowl as you tossed the carrots in, toss mushrooms with 1 T of olive oil.
  6. Remove carrots from oven, stir, add mushrooms and roast 10-15 minutes more.
  7. Serve hot, sprinkled with fresh parsley if using.

Notes

I used 4 medium-sized organic carrots.

This recipe was created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Carrots are too high in carbs for most low-carb eating plans, but adding mushrooms lowers the total carbs per serving in these Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms. Check the nutritional information and see what you think. This would be a great side dish for phase 2 or 3 of the original South Beach Diet.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2006! It was updated with better photos in 2009, and was last updated with more information in 2021.

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