Tender honey brown sugar roasted carrots seasoned and baked to perfection make the perfect Easter holiday or everyday easy side dish.
2 pounds baby carrots, tops trimmed at about 2 inches (see note)
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss carrots with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste and arrange carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Combine butter, brown sugar, honey, Italian seasoning, balsamic vinegar, and garlic in a small sauce pan and stir over medium high heat until completely melted and mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat and pour over carrots.
Bake for about 20 minutes until tender and easily pierced with a fork. Serve immediately.