Simple and Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

These Simple and Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots are a deliciously easy side dish recipe that’s sure to please.

Savory and Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly looking for ways to cook outside of the box when it comes to Thanksgiving.

Sure, there’s the classic Sweet Potato Casserole (prepared in the crock pot…of course), but sometimes… do you ever just want to mix things up a bit? Throw caution to the wind?!

A few years ago I decided to do just that. I was in charge of bringing a the sweet potatoes to Thanksgiving dinner, so I made a classic sweet potato casserole, but I also wanted something that wasn’t full of brown sugar and marshmallows. Something savory, yet simple. A dish that let the sweet potato shine in their natural beauty.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

I made these Simple and Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots to take in addition to the casserole (you gotta please everyone). It was a success, and these savory little bites have been a favorite of mine ever since.

The natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes and carrots are heightened when they are roasted at a high temperature. So while you do have a bit of sweetness, the olive oil and seasonings bring everything into balance.

Simple and Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

Even my kids (all four of them) love this savory side dish. It’s quick and easy especially since I just use baby carrots. All I have to do is peel a sweet potato, chop up an onion and toss everything in a bowl.

These roasted sweet potatoes go great with any meal, not just turkey!

Simple and Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

So if you’re looking to switch things up a bit this year, give this simple and savory roasted sweet potato side dish a try. You won’t be disappointed.


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Simple and Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

These Simple and Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots are an easy side dish that everyone will love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into equal size pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 3 cups baby carrots
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Combine the sweet potatoes, carrots and onions in a large bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil, adding more if necessary to lightly coat, sprinkle with the seasonings and salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  • Spread into an even layer on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Roast for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway through. Vegetables should be soft and lightly browned when done.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Serve hot.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 19513IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: carrots, Roasted, sweet potatoes
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
33 Responses
  1. CM McLaughlin

    5 stars
    Loved this dish, it tasted as yummy as it made the kitchen smell. It wasn’t as difficult to make as the long list of ingredients made it seem. However, it might have been easier because I skipped roasting the pecans. I just sprinkled them on top of the dish. They seemed to work perfectly.

  2. Diane

    I just happened to run across I Wash You Dry looking for roasted sweet potatoes and carrots. Found you and I am so glad. Haven’t tried yet am going to make tomorrow. I have just got to say I have looked at some of your other recipes and love them. This is going to be my go to site. Your recipes sound and look good and don’t cost an arm and leg to make. Just simply goodness. Thanks for making a great web site for someone ho is really on a tight budget. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

        1. Shawn

          If your potatoes and carrots were cut too small that could happen. Also, make sure you didn’t have your convection (the fan blowing) on, that’ll increase the chances of burning too. Finally, if you do try again, keep an eye on the veggies as they’re cooking, stir them and take them out when they’re ready, even if it’s before the cook time is up. All ovens vary slightly. 😉

  3. Jill Roberts

    I love simple and savory roasted sweet potatoes and carrots recipe. I need to add bell peppers to recipe and it would be perfect. Thanks for sharing, Shawn!

  4. Dee

    This ia a go to recipe for me. I like to add kohlrabi for a little twist. The kohlrabi loses its bitterness after hanging out with such sweet friends! Thank you thank you. I can’t stop eating it*

  5. Lucas

    This is my new favorite meal. It’s best with extra olive oil and sweet basil seasoning added. When everything caramelizes it’s just so delicious. It’s almost orgasmic. It’s a mouthgasm. A tastegasm? Hmm… I don’t know what to call it

  6. Dotti

    Hey Shawn, I’ve made these a few times for the fam. & we always run out! Last time I added a few garlic cloves & chopped parsnips (tastes like sweet/spicy carrots). Everything roasted nicely & favors blended together so well! It’s easy to make a large amount in a shallow roasting pan. Thanx for the recipe! 🙂

      1. Debby Nalbone

        4 stars
        Hi Shawn.
        I plan to roast these veggies with a pork tenderloin. Tenderloin only takes 30 minutes, so I think I should start roasting the veggies before adding the pork. Your thoughts?

        1. Shawn

          Hi Debby, if you’re planning on cooking your pork tenderloin at the same temperature, I would think they could go in at the same time. Hope that helps!

  7. Hannah

    I just googled “roasted sweet potatoes and carrots” and this came up. So glad I found it! It’s delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    I am a big fan of the marshmallow laden sweet potatoes personally, but my husband and I have been eating clean (as much as possible with a baking blog:-) and this does sound really good!

    1. Shawn

      It can be really difficult to make sure you’re eating the healthy stuff! I think you would love this recipe because it’s still a little sweet from the nature of the vegetables, plus it’s super simple! 🙂

  9. Erin | The Law Student's WIfe

    Sweet potatoes are my fave, but I’ve never been a fan of the casserole (blasphemy, I know). These are way more my style, and I’d have them any night of the week!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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