This is my favorite way to prepare carrots as a side dish. It's simple, yet delicious - and so healthy!
1 pound medium-to-large carrots, peeled
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut the carrots in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces. Cut the thicker pieces in half again lengthwise, so that all the pieces will be similar in size.
In a large bowl, toss the carrot pieces with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Arrange the coated carrots in a single layer in a deep baking dish or roasting pan. Roast for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir.
Return to oven and roast uncovered, stirring occasionally, for another 10-20 minutes, or longer as needed, until the carrots are tender.
Sprinkle with the parsley (if using), and serve.
-- 3-4 servings