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Roasted fennel and carrots

Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
This is a fantastic combination of flavors and textures that barely needs any additional seasoning. The carrots and fennel are excellent with roasted poultry, meat, or fish. It only takes 30 minutes to make from start to finish and requires just 6 ingredients. All you have to do is let the carrots and fennel roast in the oven, then season with salt and pepper, and top with some orange zest. If you want to mix things up a little bit, feel free to substitute 1 to 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup of minced fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon of minced fresh dill, or 1 tablespoon of minced fresh tarragon for the orange zest.


Olive oil cooking spray

3 spray(s)


4 medium, peeled and thinly sliced

Uncooked fennel bulb

2 medium, trimmed and thinly sliced

Table salt

¼ tsp, or less to taste

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground, or less to taste

Orange zest

2 tsp, navel, minced, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Coat a large roasting pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place carrots and fennel in a single layer in prepared pan; coat with cooking spray. Roast, stirring once or twice, until vegetables begin to turn lightly golden, about 15 to 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper; sprinkle with zest. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.