Oven Roasted Carrots with Hot Pepper Jelly

These oven roasted carrots with hot pepper jelly make a delicious and pretty side dish. Say hello to our new favourite way to enjoy roasted carrots.

finished roasted carrots with hot pepper jelly on serving dish
Roasted carrots with hot pepper jelly glaze and parsley.

Also Read: How to Make Hot Pepper Jelly, Carrot and Apple Salad, Oven Roasted Broccoli 

Oven roasted carrots with butter and a little Cajun Seasoning or mixed oven roasted root vegetables with rosemary finishing salt are some of our favourite ways to make tasty and easy side dishes. Adding hot pepper jelly to oven roasted carrots just takes the flavour up another notch. Fancy enough for company’s coming type of dinners!

If you don’t have hot pepper jelly, try honey, apricot preserves or apple jelly and a dash of hot pepper flakes to get a similar sweet and spicy glaze.

Even though they’re tossed with hot pepper jelly, I find them more sweet than spicy – so depending on who’s around the table I sometimes add a dash of hot pepper flakes to kick up the heat level. But that’s totally you’re call.

hot pepper jelly carrots with extra hot pepper flakes

Now, here’s the recipe followed by a few more tips and pics.

Recipe for Oven Roasted Carrots with Hot Pepper Jelly

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Oven Roasted Carrots with Hot Pepper Jelly

These oven roasted carrots are more sweet than they are spicy. If you want a little extra heat - add a dash of hot pepper flakes and enjoy that sweet and spicy combo to the fullest. Little bits of green from the parsley really pretty up this dish.
Prep : 10 minutes
Cook : 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 lb carrots (5-6 large carrots)
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp hot pepper jelly*
  • dash hot pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Wash and peel (optional) carrots. Cut in even slices diagonally to get the most surface area for roasting. Make them about 1/4 to 1/2" thick - too thin and they'll burn.
  • Toss carrots on large baking sheet and coat with 1 Tbsp canola oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Spread evenly in single layer and bake for 20 to 30 minutes to desired tenderness, stirring once.
  • Immediately when carrots come out of the oven mix butter and hot pepper jelly with carrots directly on the baking sheet. Toss well until butter is melted. (Doing it directly on the baking sheet saves on dishes, but if you prefer you can melt the butter and jelly in a separate dish and toss in a bowl.)
    add butter and jelly to hot carrots
  • Toss in chopped parsley and if desired a dash of extra hot pepper flakes. Pour into serving bowl and enjoy.


Substitute hot pepper jelly with honey, apple jelly or apricot preserves and a dash of hot pepper flakes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrots, oven roasted, roasted carrots

Tips for Roasted Carrots with Hot Pepper Jelly

Roasted Carrots will Shrink

You may think that two pounds of carrots is a lot for four people, but trust me, oven roasted vegetables shrink more than you imagine. Here’s a look at before, during and after the roasting process.

carrots ready for roasting
Raw carrots.
carrots halfway roasted
Carrots at halfway mark.
roasted carrots done
Fully roasted carrots.

Slice Carrots Consistently

  • Keep thickness consistent.
  • Do not slice any thinner than 1/4 inch or they’ll char.
  • Cut on a diagonal for maximum surface area.
  • Use a crinkle cutting blade or a regular knife.
sliced carrots on cutting board
Slice carrots diagonally for maximum surface area. Keep thickness consistent and no thinner than 1/4 inch.

Storing and Reheating

Keep any extras in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in a fry pan on medium high heat. There should be enough butter on the carrots that you don’t need to add any oil to the pan.

finished roasted carrots with hot pepper jelly

Let me know if you make these carrots and what you think.

And furthermore, I’d love to hear your recipe ideas for carrots. What’s your favourite way to prepare them?  Leave a comment below or tag me on Instagram at #getgettys or Facebook @GettyStewart.HomeEconomist and show me all your carrot recipes!

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