Sweet-orange roasted baby carrots
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Technically, carrots are already orange, but in this recipe for sweet-orange roasted baby carrots, we've made them even more intensely orange. That's right: we've sweetened up those baby carrots with fresh orange juice! This is a great dish to get your kids to devour some veggies because not even the pickiest of eaters can resist its tangy deliciousness. And if the kids (or whomever you're serving) will go for it, add some "zing" by tossing in grated fresh ginger before roasting. It takes just 8 minutes of prep time to make 'em, so you can spend the rest of the time sitting back as your carrots roast away in the oven.
Uncooked baby carrots
1 tsp, freshly grated
Unsweetened orange juice
½ cup(s), fresh
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss all ingredients together in a 13 X 9-inch baking pan until well-coated. Cover with foil and bake, shaking pan once to toss, until carrots are crisp-tender, about 30 to 35 minutes.
- Uncover pan and roast until carrots are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 8 to 10 minutes more. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.