Chef John's Five-Spice Carrots recipe

All Recipes Side Dish Vegetables Carrots


7 large carrots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
salt to taste

Nutrition Info

75.3 calories
carbohydrate: 8.2 g
cholesterol: : -
fat: 4.8 g
fiber: 2.4 g
protein: 0.8 g
saturatedFat: 0.7 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 58 mg
sugar: 4 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Cut halved carrots in half again crosswise on the diagonal. Place carrots into a 2-quart baking dish and drizzle with vegetable oil, sprinkle with 5-spice powder and salt to taste. Toss lightly to coat carrots with oil and seasoning. Arrange carrots into an even layer.

  3. Roast carrots in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, check for tenderness and stir if desired. Continue roasting until tender, 15 to 20 more minutes.

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Recipe Note

These five-spice roast carrots are amazingly aromatic and delicious. The ingredients are so simple. Exotic, but familiar and not too exotic.

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