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

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Pistachios

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


  • 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
  • 1/4 cup chopped or crushed pistachios, more or less to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
  • Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper, if you don't have any just spray it liberally with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Rinse your carrots and pat dry.
  • In a medium sized glass bowl place the carrots inside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove from oven. Transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle with more coarse salt, pepper if desired. Toss the pistachios over top.
  • 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. 1

    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.

    • 2
      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.

      • 3

        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

        • 4
          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. 5
    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. 6
    keshakeke says:

    I would make chocolate chip cookies

  4. 7

    I think I’d make a cake.

  5. 8
    Lisa Brown says:

    I would make dough for oatmeal cookies

  6. 9

    I would go crazy making candy candy candy

  7. 10

    A giant batch of everything cookies. The batter is too stiff for my old hands to stir any more.

  8. 11
    Kim McCallie says:

    I would make a pound cake.

  9. 12

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

  10. 13

    I LOVE Carrots! Cooking these tonight!

  11. 14

    Perfect recipe for today!! Happy Easter. :)

  12. 15

    Vanilla cake with fresh strawberry buttercream!

  13. 16

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

  14. 17

    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.

  15. 18

    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!) :D

  16. 19

    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.

  17. 20

    Cakes and buttercream forever ;-)

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  19. 22
    Charlene P says:

    Would love to make chocolate crown cookies and pizza dough

  20. 23


    Kim…you know I’d make EVERYYYYTHING!!!! Probs cookies first though….let’s be real!

  21. 24
    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.

  22. 25

    Chocolate Chip Cookies! :)

  23. 26
    Fatimah Steele says:

    I would make cinnamon swirl bread!

  24. 27

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

  25. 28

    I would make cinnamon rolls.

  26. 29
    michele nicastro says:

    i would make bread!

  27. 30

    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!!

  28. 31

    Pizza crust

  29. 32
    Laura Blickenstaff says:

    I would make my famous chocolate chip cookies. Except maybe with pb chips. Yummy!

  30. 33

    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!!

  31. 34

    Frosted sugar cookies would be the first thing I would make

  32. 35
    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.

  33. 36

    I’d love to try cinnamon rolls….

  34. 37
    Pam Sohan says:

    I would make some bread. My current mixer can barely handle chocolate chip cookie dough anymore.

  35. 38

    I’d make homemade whipped cream. It’s a favorite in our house, but a pain to make by hand!

  36. 39
    Allison Krzastek says:

    I’d make caramel cappuccino cookies!

  37. 40

    Some marvelous cookie that is packed full of all sorts of candies.

  38. 41

    bread! any kind.

  39. 42
    Lily Sheng says:

    I’ll make pizza dough!

  40. 43
    alice f. says:

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

  41. 44

    Aren’t roast carrots so good? Just love them. And I’ll have pistachios on anything, thank you very much.

  42. 45
    Kelly Westerman says:

    My Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  43. 46
    Kelli W. says:

    I’d make chocolate cake with peanut butter icing!

  44. 47

    I think I would make an angel food cake from scratch :)

  45. 48

    I would make pizza dough.

  46. 49
    steve weber says:

    I would make some type of muffins.

  47. 50
    Sharon Kenney says:

    Making Italian traditional dishes, in my Naples, Italy casa…..

  48. 51

    These carrots look glazed to perfection, delicious job :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  49. 52
    Debbie H says:

    Those carrots look super yummy! And this mixer would be a huge blessing!

  50. 53
    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.

  51. 54
    Maria Juliana Armenta says:

    I would lve to have a Kitchen Aid. I love them!

  52. 55

    I’ve ALWAYS wanted a mixer like this!

  53. 56
    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!!

  54. 57

    I absolutely love baking, so I would make my grandmas special chocolate chip cookies that have been passed down for generations in my family and perfected by her :)

  55. 58

    I would bake a Mango Chiffon Cake with Mango Buttercream Icing. I hope I win this, loving the new Kitchen Aid mixer color. Thanks for doing this event!

  56. 59

    Roasted and grilled vegetables are just THE. BEST. I’ll take all 4 servings of these, please. I ain’t sharing.

  57. 60

    This is my very favorite way to eat carrots!

  58. 61

    I would make so much bread, SO MUCH.

  59. 62

    I would make bread. Lots and lots of bread.

  60. 63

    You crack me up! I’m totally the same way with TV shows I really love. I could watch them over and over. These are some of the best looking carrots I’ve ever seen. Great photos!

  61. 64

    Awesome giveaway!!! I would make chocolate chip cookies cuz they are my fave!

  62. 65

    Yum. I need to roast some carrots. And I need me a mixer to make some bread. :)

  63. 66

    These are literally the most gorgeous carrots I’ve ever seen! WOW! And.. I am a total Walking Dead fan too! LOVE IT!

  64. 67

    I’d let my chef hubs make something- probably pesto with herbs from our garden!! :-)

  65. 68

    These are the prettiest and tastiest carrots ever!

  66. 69

    Oh my goodness. Those carrots are calling to me. I love the little super caramelized bits. I would probably eat an entire tray full of them and not share.

  67. 70

    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.

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  69. 72

    I say pistachio and roast all the things! So this has got to be fabulous.

  70. 73

    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?

  71. 74

    Cookies! Cakes! And Breads! I have lots of big plans :)

  72. 75

    Ahh the power and deliciousness of carrots. Never thought to add an extra crunch + color pop. Makes so much sense. Looks delicious!

  73. 76

    Love roasted carrots so this must be fantastic!

  74. 77

    The first thing I would make with the mixer if I won would definitely be bread!!

  75. 78

    I would love to make my families favorite sugar cookies.

  76. 79

    I would make a big batch of chocolate cookies! =)

  77. 80

    if I had a kitchen-aid mixer, I would make a lavender honey vanilla cupcake!!

  78. 81
    Susan Harkins says:

    I would make whatever my son and his friends requested. They love everything i make.

  79. 82

    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 :)

  80. 83

    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!

  81. 84

    I would make some chocolate chip cookies

  82. 85

    I would probably make some kind of cookies or bread!

  83. 86
    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.

  84. 87

    I would make my favorite buttercream frosting, It’s annoying to hold the hand mixer the whole time.

  85. 88
    Katherine says:

    Thanks for the recipe and the contest.

  86. 89

    Always enjoy your blog posts and recipes!

  87. 90
    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!

  88. 91

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

  89. 92

    mmmmm I would make….. chocolate cake OR chocolate cupcakes! Or I might even make chocolate chip cookies… somehow it will involve chocolate! haha (BTW I Love these Carrots!!)

  90. 93
    Elizabeth Roby says:

    I would make a chocolate cake with whipped cream icing!

  91. 94

    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! :)

  92. 95

    I am going to bake an amazing cake to celebrate my new mixer!! I love the color!!!!!!

  93. 96

    Dough hook = bread!

  94. 97

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

  95. 98
    Courtelizab says:

    The first thing I would make with my mixer is bread! I love fresh bread.

  96. 99

    I would make the most awesome GF bread.

  97. 100

    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!

  98. 101

    The first thing I would make with the mixer would have to be bread I could finally make it with that hook attachment rather than with my hands :)

  99. 102
    Leslie Gayle Gooding says:

    My hand mixer just died and I’ve always wanted a stand mixer!

  100. 103

    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!

    • 104
      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.

  101. 105

    Lemon Bars, Chocolate chip cookies, Banana Bread, the list could go on for forever!

  102. 106

    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.

  103. 107

    I would have to start with making a cheesecake, if I were lucky enough to win the mixer. Great contest.

  104. 108
    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.

  105. 109

    I would make Emeril’s new york style cheesecake.

  106. 110
    Tracy Spangler says:

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

  107. 111
    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.

  108. 112

    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.

  109. 113

    I’d make a pavlova! I’ve never made one, since I’ve never owned a stand mixer.

  110. 114
    Tina Truex says:

    I would love to make chocolate peanut butter brownies.

  111. 115
    stephanie says:

    I would make éclairs!

  112. 116
    Deana Stephens says:

    German Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream & Coconut Pecan Icing!

  113. 117

    The worlds best sourdough bread!

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