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This low sodium honey baked carrots recipe is a fantastic side dish: simple, sweet, and loaded with flavor without salt. Easy to make, this recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Serve these baked carrots as a holiday side dish, or alongside your favorite protein. I love these with low sodium apricot chicken, low sodium meatloaf, and my favorite hot honey chicken.

low sodium carrots roasted in honey oven baked carrots with no salt added

I love carrots as a side dish all year long: they are inexpensive, simple to cook, and taste great. These easy low sodium carrots are roasted with honey and lemon juice, making them the perfect side.

They are fancy enough to serve at a holiday, but easy enough to make as a side dish any night of the week!

Start by baking the carrots with olive oil, tossing them with honey, lemon, and thyme, and finished them off with fresh herbs. The carrots are perfectly cooked in the oven, and glisten with a sweet and tasty honey glaze.

These Low Sodium Honey Baked Carrots Are

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Herby
  • Flavorful
  • Naturally Sweetened
  • A Great Side Dish
  • Perfect to Serve for a Holiday Meal
low sodium rainbow carrots roasted in honey without added salt for a tasty low sodium side dish with fresh herbs and thyme

Great No Salt Added Holiday Recipes!

This salt-free honey glazed carrots recipe is such a huge crowd pleaser for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or any holiday. It tastes so good, that no one will even notice it’s made without salt.

You don’t have to wait for the holidays to enjoy these carrots either – they are great all year round! They are fantastic with chicken or turkey, and easy enough to make for a family dinner everyone will love. We make it a few times of year, especially on Thanksgiving, but this is one holiday dish that is in our recipe rotation all year long.

Browse all our low sodium holiday recipes to find your next favorite!

Ingredients for These Low Sodium Carrots

See the recipe card below for a full list of instructions and ingredient amounts!

Carrots

I used a tricolored carrot blend that I got at Trader Joe’s! But you can use any carrots you have on hand. I like using whole, long carrots (as they look really impressive when baked) but I also make these with baby carrots too.

Olive Oil

I use extra virgin olive oil, which is has a nice fruity flavor that pairs well with the carrots. But you can use any neutral oil you prefer: sunflower oil, safflower oil, or vegetable oil.

Honey

I love honey, it’s one of my favorite natural sweeteners! I keep bees in my backyard, so I have a nice supply of honey each fall – if you can, try to find honey from a local beekeeper! Support their hobby and get some delicious local honey if you can 🙂

Lemon Juice

Fresh lemon juice is key in this recipe (and all my recipes). Since there are only a few simple ingredients in this recipe, getting good quality fresh lemon juice is the best option.

Herbs

I used fresh thyme and fresh parsley for this dish. I baked the carrots with the thyme, and added fresh parsley as a garnish for a little color contrast. You can use fresh or dried thyme, but if possible, use fresh parsley as it has a great flavor.

Black Pepper

Freshly ground black pepper is my favorite – I buy whole peppercorns and grind them in a peppermill instead of buying pre-ground. It’s inexpensive and also a great way to add more flavor to your recipes.

low sodium carrots with honey and thyme and fresh parsley on a plate arranged beautifully for a low sodium holiday appetizer for christmas or thanksgiving or easter

How To Roast Carrots Without Salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Trim carrots and peel, if desired. Cut any large carrots in half length-wise.
  2. Place carrots on a baking sheet and add the olive oil and black pepper. Toss well and roast carrots for 15–25 minutes, or until almost tender and lightly browned. (Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the carrots.) Whisk the honey and lemon juice together.
  3. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and drizzle over the honey and lemon mixture. Add the thyme over the carrots, and toss well to combine. Bake for 8–10 minutes more or until the carrots are tender.
  4. Serve immediately. Store leftover carrots in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
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low sodium carrots roasted in honey oven baked carrots with no salt added

Low Sodium Honey Baked Carrots

AuthorKelly Jensen
This low sodium honey baked carrots recipe is a fantastic side dish: simple, sweet, and loaded with flavor without salt. Easy to make, this recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 137 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs carrots stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped, for garnish
  • Fresh Black Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Trim carrots and peel, if desired. Cut any large carrots in half length-wise.
  • Place carrots on a baking sheet and add the olive oil and black pepper. Toss well and roast carrots for 15–25 minutes, or until almost tender and lightly browned. (Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the carrots.) Whisk the honey and lemon juice together.
  • Take the baking sheet out of the oven and drizzle over the honey and lemon mixture. Add the thyme over the carrots, and toss well to combine. Bake for 8–10 minutes more or until the carrots are tender.
  • Serve immediately. Store leftover carrots in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Notes

Serving Size

This recipe makes ~6 servings total. The nutritional information is calculates for one of the 6 total servings. 

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 105mgPotassium: 503mgFiber: 4gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 25371IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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