Honey-Roasted Spiced Carrots

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8

These lightly spiced and glazed carrots are a fun twist on traditional roasted carrots, but they are subtle enough not to overwhelm the other side dishes on the Thanksgiving table. Another plus? They are also delicious at room temperature. Using a pressure oven cuts the cooking time in half over a conventional oven, but if you don’t have one, you can increase the roasting time to 30 to 40 minutes.


  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. honey
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 bunches baby rainbow carrots, trimmed and larger carrots
      halved lengthwise
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh mint
  • Flaky sea salt, such as Jacobsen or Maldon, for finishing


Place a rack in the bottom third of a pressure oven and preheat to 425°F (220°C) on the roast setting.

In a small bowl, stir together the kosher salt, coriander, cumin and cayenne. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 Tbs. of the olive oil with the honey and lemon juice. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss the carrots with the remaining 2 Tbs. olive oil. Sprinkle the carrots with the spice mixture and toss to evenly coat the carrots. Spread the carrots in a single layer in 13-by-9-inch (33-by-23-cm) baking dish or on a baking sheet. Drizzle two-thirds of the honey mixture over the carrots.

Place the carrots in the pressure oven, set the vent release valve to seal and close the door. Lower the sealing lever to the seal position and roast until the carrots are tender and beginning to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Release the pressure and open the door.

Transfer the carrots to a serving dish. Drizzle with the remaining honey mixture and sprinkle with the parsley and mint. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste and serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8.

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