Looking for a delectable and nutritious side dish to elevate your meals? Our Baked Parmesan Carrots recipe is a must-try. These tender carrot sticks are coated in a savory blend of Fresh Press Farms Pure Gold Olive Oil, minced garlic, and aromatic thyme, then generously sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese for a burst of rich, cheesy flavor. Baked to perfection, they emerge from the oven with a golden crispness that's simply irresistible. Not only are these carrots a feast for the taste buds, but they also pack a nutritional punch, providing a hearty dose of vitamins and fiber. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or seeking a wholesome accompaniment to your weeknight dinner, these Baked Parmesan Carrots are sure to be a hit. Try them out and savor the delightful fusion of earthy sweetness and cheesy indulgence!
- 1 pound (450g) fresh carrots, peeled and trimmed
- 2 tablespoons Fresh Press Farms Pure Gold Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup (50g) grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Slice the carrots into sticks or coins, about 2 inches (5cm) long. Try to keep them similar in size for even cooking. Place the carrots in a large mixing bowl.
- Drizzle the Fresh Press Farms Pure Gold Olive Oil over the carrots. Toss them well to ensure they are evenly coated.
- Sprinkle the minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper over the carrots. Toss again to evenly distribute the seasonings.
- Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the carrots and toss until they are well coated.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Arrange the carrots in a single layer on the baking sheet. This helps them cook evenly.
- Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the carrots are tender and have started to turn golden brown at the edges.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool for a minute. If desired, garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.
- Serve your baked Parmesan carrots as a delightful side dish to your main course. They go well with a variety of dishes!