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Garlic Parmesan Carrots Recipe

Make your dinner special with this tasty Garlic Parmesan Carrot side dish. Sliced carrots are sautéed until tender and then seasoned with fresh garlic, rosemary, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. 

These Garlic Parmesan Carrots are perfect for a weeknight side dish.

You can serve these carrots at special holiday dinners like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

Garlic Parmesan Carrot

You can also bring them to potlucks and parties. No one can resist tender carrots covered in Parmesan cheese. 

Children will love eating carrots covered in Parmesan cheese. It’s an easy way to get them to eat their vegetables.

The combination of garlic and Parmesan cheese is something everyone loves. 

This side dish is extremely easy to prepare.

You just need to peel and slice the carrots into coin shapes and then sauté until tender and add some herbs and Parmesan cheese. 

In less than half an hour, you’ll have tender, garlicky, carrots with melted Parmesan cheese ready to enjoy!

carrots on a black plate

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC PARMESAN CARROTS

Carrots are sautéed until soft and then seasoned with rosemary, garlic, and Parmesan cheese for a savory side dish the whole family will enjoy! Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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GARLIC PARMESAN CARROT INGREDIENTS

Garlic Parmesan Carrots

This yummy Garlic Parmesan Carrot recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious side dish your family will love. You can easily find all of the ingredients at your local grocery store.

All you need is:

  • carrots
  • some butter
  • garlic
  • rosemary
  • Parmesan cheese

GARLIC PARMESAN CARROT RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

Place the butter in a skillet over medium heat.

Garlic Parmesan Carrots

Once the butter is hot, add the carrots and cook until you reach your desired level of tenderness.

Garlic Parmesan Carrots

Add the minced garlic and rosemary and stir frequently, for 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant.

carrots with cheese

Remove skillet from the heat and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Serve immediately.

In less than half an hour, you’ll have a savory tender carrot side dish that’s sure to become a new favorite!

Garlic Parmesan Carrots

GARLIC PARMESAN CARROT TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made a carrot side dish, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE GARLIC PARMESAN CARROTS?

This Parmesan Carrots recipe takes approximately 23 minutes. TOTAL.

This includes:

  • About 5 minutes of prep time
  • Close to 15 minutes to melt the butter and saute the carrots
  • Around 2 minutes to add the garlic and rosemary and stir until fragrant
  • 1 minute to sprinkle parmesan cheese all over  
Garlic Parmesan Carrots

HOW DO I STORE GARLIC PARMESAN CARROTS?

You can store this Carrot recipe in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months.

Simply reheat in the microwave or toaster oven until warm or enjoy at room temperature.

CAN I USE FROZEN CARROTS INSTEAD OF FRESH CARROTS?

Yes, you can use frozen carrots instead of fresh carrots to make this recipe.

The texture of the carrots will not be the same since you are using frozen carrots. 

Garlic Parmesan Carrots

CAN I MAKE GARLIC PARMESAN CARROTS AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can easily make Garlic Parmesan Carrots the day before serving.

Simply reheat in the microwave or toaster oven until warm and serve immediately. 

WHAT GOES WELL WITH GARLIC PARMESAN CARROTS?

Garlic Parmesan Carrots go well with a wide variety of meals and sides. These recipes would be great to serve together.

Some of my personal favorites include:

Garlic Parmesan Carrots

CAN I USE BABY CARROTS INSTEAD OF LARGE CARROTS?

Yes, you can use baby carrots in this recipe instead of large carrots. You can skip cutting the baby carrots if you want.

The rest of the steps will be pretty much the same.

CAN I BAKE GARLIC PARMESAN CARROTS?

You can bake these easy garlic parmesan carrots instead of sautéing them.

To bake them I suggest, preheating the oven to 400 degrees F.

Toss the carrots in all of the ingredients, the rosemary, garlic, Parmesan cheese, plus olive oil, etc.

Place the carrots on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until the carrots are cooked. 

Garlic Parmesan Carrots

CAN I SKIP ADDING THE ROSEMARY TO THIS RECIPE?

Yes, you can skip adding the rosemary to this carrot side dish recipe.

It won’t taste the same but it will still taste great. Children might prefer it without the rosemary.

If you want an alternative I suggest adding fresh or dried parsley to this recipe.

Just a sprinkle of parsley when you add the garlic. 

Garlic Parmesan Carrot

HOW MUCH IS A POUND OF CARROTS?

A pound of carrots is about 5 medium-sized carrots.

This recipe requires two pounds of carrots so if you don’t have a scale aim for about 10 medium-sized carrots. 

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS GARLIC PARMESAN CARROT RECIPE?

This simple Carrot recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding a sprinkle of fresh or dried parsley. YUM!

Garlic Parmesan Carrots

GARLIC PARMESAN CARROT RECIPE

GARLIC PARMESAN CARROT

Garlic Parmesan Carrots

Make your dinner special with this tasty Garlic Parmesan Carrot side dish. Sliced carrots are sautéed until tender and then seasoned with fresh garlic, rosemary, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs carrots, peeled and cut into coins
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon rosemary, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Once the butter is hot, add the carrots and cook until you reach your desired level of tenderness.
  3. Add the minced garlic and rosemary and stir frequently, for 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant.
  4. Remove skillet from heat and add Parmesan cheese.
  5. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can steam the carrots for 3-4 minutes before proceeding with the recipe if you want softer carrots

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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WHAT’S NEXT

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