Roasted Pears and Carrots

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

25 minutes; 5 active



Roasting brings out the natural sweetness in this simple and irresistible side.


  • 4 carrots, peeled (optional), halved and cut into sticks
  • 2 pears, halved, cored and cut into small wedges
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper, more to taste if desired
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place pears and carrots on baking sheet and drizzle them with olive oil and a splash or two of balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat thoroughly. Spread evenly into a single layer on baking sheet.
  3. Roast in oven until carrots are still firm and pears are tender about 20 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serving Suggestion

Turn this dish into a more grown-up side or salad for entertaining by adding some crumbled blue cheese and/or toasted walnuts!

Tips & Notes

Invite your kids to participate. Have them peel the carrots (optional), toss the seasonings and spread the the coated carrots and pears on a baking sheet.

Nutritional Information

94 calories, 4 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 229 mg. sodium, 16 g. carbohydrate, 4 g. fiber, 1 g. protein