Honey Roasted Carrots Recipe with Goat Cheese and Pepitas

Honey Roasted Carrots Recipe with Goat Cheese & Pepitas... sweet & savory & so delicious! Perfectly caramelized, finished w/creamy goat cheese & toasted pepitas.

Course Side, Veggie
Cuisine American, New American
Keyword Carrots, Honey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 200 kcal
Author Holly Sander


  • 2 bunches of carrots – about 16 total
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons roasted salted pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled or chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Clean and dry carrots, leaving them whole, and trim the stems down to about 2 inches.
  3. Mix together 2 tablespoons of honey, cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and a pinch of cayenne, then pour the mixture over the carrots and toss.  Place the carrots on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast for 35 minutes.

  4. When the carrots are just tender, sprinkle 3/4 of the goat cheese on them and roast for 2 more minutes, until the cheese softens and starts to melt.
  5. Meanwhile, sprinkle the remaining goat cheese on a serving platter.

  6. Remove carrots from oven, using a spatula transfer from the baking sheet and place on the platter with the goat cheese.

  7. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of honey, sprinkle on roasted pepitas, and serve warm.