These delicious roasted ranch flavored baby carrots are the perfect side dish for family dinners.
Hey, y'all! Yesterday I shared with you one of my family's favorite recipes; American Goulash. It was a dish that I remember eating a lot as a child and it was one of the first dishes I learned to how to make. Today, I thought I'd share with you a dish that we rarely ate when I was younger... you know, to kind of balance things out.
That food is none other than carrots. For some reason, we didn't really eat a lot of these guys when I was growing up, which is probably part of the reason I wear glasses. Of course, I'd probably be in spectacles regardless.
But I digress.
Mom never really made carrots. She would incorporate them in dishes like pot roast, chicken pot pie or shepherd's pie but they were never served as a side dish. My brother and I typically bring a dish or two to my parents for our Sunday dinners. I had planned on making my Roasted Asparagus but just minutes before we left our house, my mom called and told me my brother was also bring asparagus.
I volunteered to bring a veggie so I scoured my fridge and found a bag of baby carrots- the very same food that mom never served us as children. So naturally, I threw the bag of carrots and a few other ingredients into a canvas tote to prepare carrots for the family.
Surely they'd like them, right? I mean... maybe the reason mom never served them is because everyone hated them?
As it turns out, our family likes carrots! Even my nieces dug in! To me, the key to preparing delicious carrots is roasting them. Many people boil them or prepare them on the stovetop with a brown sugar glaze but roasting the carrots brings out a natural sweetness to the vegetable.
8 oz baby carrots
2 tbsp olive oil
1 packet dried ranch seasoning
1. Preheat the oven to 425.
2. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, and ranch seasoning together.
3. Add the baby carrots and toss until evenly coated.
4. Spread the carrots onto a baking sheet in one layer.
5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until fork tender.
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