Roasted carrots on a baking sheet with a small round bowl of smoky ketchup on a grey placemat on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Roasted Carrots with Homemade Smoky Ketchup

Make a quick homemade smoky ketchup in the food processor to go with a batch of easy roasted carrots for a simple, delicious side dish.

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One of my goals for my family has been to add more vegetables to our life. Well, lately, I haven’t been very successful at that. Part of my problem is we all tend to like different vegetables. Justin likes Brussels sprouts, Tyler prefers spinach, Ryan likes carrots, and I like broccoli.

Although we all like different things, we did agree on these roasted carrots. I don’t know if that’s because of how they were cooked or the homemade smoky ketchup we dipped them in. Either way, this worked as a great side for all of us.

Normally, the boys don’t like “cook-ed” vegetables, but I kept these roasted carrots on the crunchy side when I cooked them. Roasting vegetables is such an easy way to prepare and serve a variety at a time.

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs carrots, peeled
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 oz roasted red bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400F.

Slice the carrots lengthwise twice. Place the carrots on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the carrots with salt and pepper.

Sliced carrots drizzled with olive oil on a baking sheet on a wooden surface

Bake the carrots for about 10-15 minutes, until they are soft.

Meanwhile, use a food processor to mix the onion, garlic, red pepper, honey, red wine vinegar, and paprika until smooth.

Homemade smoky ketchup in a food processor on a wooden surface

Serve the roasted carrots with smoky ketchup.

Roasted carrots on a baking sheet with a small round bowl of smoky ketchup on a grey placemat on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Place any leftover roasted carrots in a container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. The smoky ketchup can also go in its own container. We ate both the carrots and ketchup cold the next day. But, if you want them reheated, I suggest putting the carrots back in the oven at 350F for about 5-10 minutes, until they are warmed through again. You don’t want to cook them longer than needed or they might start to get mushy.

Recipe

Originally Published On: July 28, 2021

Roasted carrots on a baking sheet with a small round bowl of smoky ketchup on a grey placemat on a wooden surface

Roasted Carrots with Homemade Smoky Ketchup

Make a quick homemade smoky ketchup in the food processor to go with a batch of easy roasted carrots for a simple, delicious side dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course:
Side Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
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Vegetarian
Keyword:
carrots
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homemade
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ketchup
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roasted
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roasted vegetables
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
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Paleo
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 8
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs carrots (peeled (about )
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 6 oz roasted red bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • Slice the carrots lengthwise twice
  • Place the carrots on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil
  • Sprinkle the carrots with salt and pepper
  • Bake the carrots for about 10-15 minutes, until they are soft
  • Meanwhile, use a food processor to mix the onion, garlic, red pepper, honey, red wine vinegar, and paprika until smooth
  • Serve the carrots with smoky ketchup
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Nutrition Facts
Roasted Carrots with Homemade Smoky Ketchup
Amount Per Serving (5 carrots)
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 443mg18%
Potassium 417mg12%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 19117IU382%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Roasted Carrots with Homemade Smoky Ketchup FAQs

How many carrots are in 2 pounds?

2 pounds of carrots will give you about 10 carrots that are 1-inch thick and about 6-8 inches long. Since they are calculated by weight, there might be a variance in how many carrots you have in your recipe.
Src: https://www.thekitchn.com/heres-what-1-pound-of-carrots-looks-like-232314

Is this vegan?

Most people consider honey to not be vegan since it’s still produced by an animal. For that reason, the smoky ketchup is not vegan. If you want just the roasted carrots, then yes, this recipe is vegan.

6 thoughts on “Roasted Carrots with Homemade Smoky Ketchup”

  1. This is definitely a different kind of snack. I’ve never really considered roasting carrots and serving them with ketchup. I’ve always gone with ranch. I think I’ll save this one for a party.

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