Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios

Roasted Baby Carrots cooked to perfection, drizzled with honey and tossed in crushed pistachios. Very easy to make.

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios | We love this side dish, it's just a little bit fancy pants for special occasions.

I tend to be obsessive in life. When I like something I do a lot of it.

Case in point:

      • cooking
      • eating carrots
      • eating pistachios
      • watching the walking dead
      • then watching the walking dead again
      • then one more time to be sure I didn’t miss anything
      • then a fourth time to be really sure I didn’t miss anything
      • and by anything at all I mean Daryl Dixon, aka Norman Reedus
      • or as I like to call him, my future husband. Just don’t tell my current one.

Let’s keep that last one to ourselves. It’s our little secret. Pinkie swear?


Okay back to the carrots. Sorry about that. Got all carried away with stuff, and things.

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios | We love this side dish, it's just a little bit fancy pants for special occasions.

I love roasted carrots, I make Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots quite often. I also love them with honey drizzled over them. I made a batch recently and decided to toss some pistachio bits over them that I had leftover from a baking project. Turned out wonderfully. Now I want to toss pistachios on everything.

Cripes, your mind just went there, didn’t it? Come on people, mind out of the gutter! The only thing I’d be throwing at him is myself.

Okay, go forth and make carrots. Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios. And try to forget the image of Norman Reedus covered in pistachios. For those that can’t, well, you’re welcome!

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios | We love this side dish, it's just a little bit fancy pants for special occasions.

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Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios
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Roasted Baby Carrots cooked to perfection, drizzled with honey and tossed in crushed pistachios. Very easy to make.
Serves: Serves 4
  • 681 grams (1.5 pounds/24 ounces) baby carrots, tops removed, peeled if desired
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Dash of coarse salt
  • Dash of pepper if desired
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup chopped or crushed pistachios, more or less to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
  2. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper, if you don't have any just spray it liberally with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Rinse your carrots and pat dry.
  4. In a medium sized glass bowl place the carrots inside.
  5. Pour the olive oil over top, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss the carrots until well coated then pop them onto the cookie sheet.
  6. Place in oven and roast them for about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how crisp or soft you like your carrots, and how thick they are.
  7. Now remove from oven, but keep the oven turned on, and the cookie sheet nearby The carrots will be going back into the oven momentarily.
  8. Use a spatula and transfer the carrots to a bowl. Drizzle honey over top and toss to coat really well. Place them back on the cookie sheet, and spread them about evenly. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes longer, this varies wildly depending on the thickness of the carrots, so watch them carefully. Honey burns quickly.
  9. Remove from oven. Transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle with more coarse salt, pepper if desired. Toss the pistachios over top.
  10. Serve with a big old honey and pistachio loving smile!
Recipe Source: Cravings of a Lunatic

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios | We love this side dish, it's just a little bit fancy pants for special occasions.

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  1. says

    What a you beaut recipe! (That’s Australian for AMAZE-ing)

    I use pistachio dukkah and honey on carrots and it’s about the same thing only finer texture. I LOVE these carrots.

    Fantastic giveaway.. best of luck to the winner.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I love the word beaut. I will now commence with using it obsessively.

      I have to try that Maureen. I think the finer texture would be awesome. I had some broken bits from making bark so I just tossed them over top.

      I wish you lived in the states. You must feel like I do with giveaways. So many we can’t enter. I swear I make that Homer Simpson noise every time I see it’s not Canuck Friendly…doh.

      • says

        no no, the phrase is ‘you beaut’ don’t ask me why, I wasn’t born here :) you must come before beaut.

        Sporting teams? it’s always the in front of it. As in go The Demons. I still roll my eyes. And we barrack for them, no rooting. Rooting is a sex word. LOL

        • Kim Beaulieu says

          Ha, I love it. You beaut it is!

          That’s sort of odd about the sporting teams. I’d probably go to a game with the “the” crossed out just to stir up trouble.

          And ah ha, a new sex word. This could prove fun! Or terrible. I must google. ha

  2. Cindy Stewart says

    homemade bread, rye, pumpernickel, and some sort of a sweet and a savory one!! then a fantastic type of a desert, oh maybe cream puffs or ?? so many things i would love to make……i have wanted one of these for 30+ years! :)

  3. Goreti says

    The first recipe I would use it for is Peach and Roasted Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Sugar . That recipe sounds amazing.

  4. Chris says

    This is a must try for Easter dinner this week! Thanks for coming up with a timely recipe to give the veggies some oomph.

  5. cyndi says

    Coconut pound cake – my recipe folds in the beaten egg whites & my little hand mixer just does’t beat an egg white like a syand mixer does!
    The carrot recipe sounds wonderful & i will take my Daryl drizzled in honey, please.

  6. Chris says

    Oh, and the first thing I would make with the mixer? A card to gift it to my beautiful daughter as she is now juggling the working mom / domestic diva roles. My bet, however, is that she would be cranking out my oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies first as they seem to be the biggest request I still get! (and that’s a pain living in the NWT and having most of the family in NS!) 😀

  7. mallory says

    I’d love to make some sea salted caramel snickerdoodles with this lovely machine. My KitchenAid is just about to die – it was my grandmothers and has made a lot of delicious recipes.

  8. Karen Ostrom says

    I’d make a humming bird Cake, I’ve seen the recipe and it looks so much like a holiday all by itself.

  9. Renee says

    The color of the KitchenAid mixer is so pretty! The first thing I’d make is Macarons with salted caramel filling.

  10. Chrissy says

    Ohhhhh it is a beaut! First thing for sure would be mashed potatoes. Never had better ones than the ones my mom makes in her mixer. It’d be a wonderful early wedding gift!!

  11. Kelli says

    I would use this much needed mixer to help out with my baking pound cakes and goodies that I have started selling and making for friends and loved ones. Having to use a cheap hand mixer to make dozens of cakes is a nightmare!!

  12. Trisha B. says

    I would bake a triple layer cake if I won. There are so many things I would be able to make with one of these, but a cake woud probably be the first thing.

  13. alice f. says

    Beaut is my favorite new word! If I were blessed enough to win this mixer, I would make chocolate chip cookies!

  14. Courtenay says

    I would make bread. And rolls. And keep my husband away from it!! He decided my mixer needed adjusting, so he fiddled with the screws and when I went to make my Easter rolls the top part of the unit started bouncing and it tore the coating off my dough hook. He had unknowingly adjusted the beater setting too low. Gotta love him, he was trying to help.

  15. Tammy L. says

    I really love coming to your blog. I found you on G+ and now I’m hooked. I think it is amazing that you are raffling a KitchenAid :). Thank you and I am crossing my fingers!!

  16. says

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that watches a series 4 times to catch all the little nuances. I don’t roast whole carrots enough. I like how you added honey to sweeten the deal. Not the the thought of a pistachio covered Norman Reedus wasn’t sweet enough.

  17. says

    We just had a big bowlful of carrots tonight too. I am with you on The Walking Dead. I miss it so much when the season ends. The same with Strike Back. What is about violent TV programs? The men, maybe?

  18. Melody says

    What an interesting recipe- it sounds DELICIOUS but I never would have thought of this combination! Oh it would be so hard to decide what to make first with a stand mixer…probably pizza crust, since it’s something I’m trying to perfect :)

  19. Karen H says

    I believe the first thing I’d make would be a cake and a good buttercream frosting. I’ve been coveting this mixer and love a chance at winning one!

  20. Kellie Anderson says

    I would make this marshmallow frosting that is tricky to do by yourself but with a kitchen aid it would be to be able to do it yourself in the kitchen aid.

  21. Pat Geurtze says

    I love your blog and recipes! If I win the Kitchen Aid Mixer, the first thing I would make is my all time favorite banana cake with cream cheese frosting!

  22. Susan says

    The first recipe I’d make with my new Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, is homemade Marshmallows! I’ve always wanted to try!

  23. says

    The first thing I’d make would have to be bread! I don’t currently “own” a stand mixer, but I’m babysitting one for my best friend who moved to Australia for two years. I miss her to pieces, but I’ve been enjoying her mixer SO much! It kneads dough so perfectly! I’d love to have one of my own! On another note…those carrots look crazy delicious! I’m pinning them as soon as I’m done writing this! :)

  24. Leslie says

    If I win the mixer I am going to make a german chocolate cake from scratch of course for my grandfather. Its his favorite!

  25. says

    I would devour that entire pan of carrots without an ounce of guilt! I love that you used pistachios, it adds a good crunch and pretty colors. My only regret is I didn’t see this before Easter it would’ve totally been on the menu!

  26. says

    I wish I liked cooked carrots. But topping them with pistachios might just do it for me. Gives it back that crunch. These look gorgeous!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Ha, I feel like that about mushrooms. They are so visually stunning, especially some of the more obscure ones. I want to like them so badly. I remember my dad chopping them into teeny tiny little pieces and throwing them in our lasagna. I would sit there for an hour and pick out every single piece. Stubborn to the core.

      Aren’t pistachios amazing. I can’t get enough of them. Fabulous on carrots.

  27. Ann says

    I would teach my granddaughter how to bake. So all of my grandchildren could lick the bowl. It wouldn’t matter what we made as long as we did it together.

  28. Pam Gurganus says

    The first recipe I’d make with my new KitchenAid mixer is a batch of my husband’s favorite oatmeal raisin cookies.

  29. Tracy Spangler says

    I would make white chocolate dried cranberry cookies. They’re my absolute favorite cookies ( and my family’s too!)

  30. Elizabeth says

    The first thing I would make would be a purple velvet cake for my granddaughter’s birthday with buttercream frosting, then the options are endless. Thank you for your wonderful recipes.

  31. KAPP902 says

    I love carrots and they are incredibly good for you. I’m gonna try this recipe b/c i seriously needed another way to fix them…so, thanks for this!:) Also this kitchenAid mixer in “Ice” is gorg(eous)!!!! It would really brighten up the place huh? First thing i would make is a cake…chocolate perhaps. thx for your blog and the oppty to win this prize.

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