Easy oven baked carrots with thyme

These oven-baked carrots are a delicious and healthy way to enjoy this classic vegetable. They’re cooked in a simple blend of olive oil, and spices, and then roasted until they’re tender and golden. Serve them as a side dish or snack, and enjoy the sweet and savory flavors.

oven baked carrots on baking sheet.
Oven baked carrots on baking sheet

This straightforward recipe is almost foolproof, and I’m sure you’ll love it. You can choose to remove the skin of your carrots, but you can also keep the skin on as long as you properly clean your carrots.

Why you will love this recipe?

  • Very easy to make
  • Carrots are healthy
  • Oven roasted carrots taste sweet, so children will love it too

How to make oven baked carrots with thyme – step by step

Pre-heat the oven at 360°F (180°C)

Clean the carrots and cut them lengthwise into four pieces. Cut each piece in half lengthwise. Do this again with each piece of carrot, you now should have something that resembles carrot fries.

Place your carrots in a large bowl, sprinkle with thyme, sea salt and sprinkle with olive oil. Mix everything with a spoon until all carrots are covered in a thin layer of oil and thyme. You can use either dried thyme or fresh thyme leaves.

Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Place the carrots on top of the baking sheet, leave some space in between the carrot pieces.

Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.


You can mainly play around with the seasoning, some combinations that you can try:

  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • Smoked paprika powder and sea salt
  • Rosemary and sea salt

If you have tried any other combination, I would love to hear from you in the comments!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I bake carrots in the oven?

Bake them for 40 minutes at 360°F (180°C)

How long should I bake carrots in the air fryer?

Bake them for 15 to 20 minutes at 360°F (180°C)

Are oven roasted carrots soft?

This depends on how long you put them in the oven, but they typically are a bit on the softer side on the inside but still maintain a crunch.

Are oven roasted carrots healty?

Yes, they do need a little bit of olive oil but you don’t use much of it.

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Easy oven baked carrots with thyme

Easy oven baked carrots with thyme

Recipe by Stephanie Lemoine
5 from 5 votes

These oven baked carrots are sweet, delicious and easy to make. You can prepare them both in a traditional oven and an air fryer.

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  • 4 4 big carrots

  • Olive Oil

  • Thyme

  • Course sea salt


  • Pre-heat the oven at 360°F (180°C)
  • Clean the carrot and cut the carrot length-wise in 4
  • Put all the carrots in a mixing bowl. Add some olive oil and thyme. Mix until all the carrots are covered with the oil and thyme.
  • Place the carrots on a baking sheet covered with baking paper
  • Bake the carrots for 40 minutes in the oven at 360°F (180°C) (or 15 – 20 minutes in the air fryer)


  • You can use either fresh thyme or dried thyme

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