Cheesy Carrot Sticks

Cheesy Carrot Sticks

If you are looking for an elevated carrot side dish for dinner or the holidays...

If you are looking for an elevated carrot side dish for dinner or the holidays (or both,) this is it!

Cheesy Carrot Sticks

If you don’t know Nicole from Kale Junkie yet or her new debut cookbook, Love to Eat, you’re about to! And you’re welcome.

I didn’t think I could love carrots anymore. They’re nutty, sweet, cheesy, warm, garlicky, they’re an elevated carrot that works as a standalone side dish at a holiday gathering or just as a fry-like side with a burger!

Cheesy Carrot Sticks

I had a lot of fun with these and I’m sharing this recipe just in time for the holidays. If you were thinking of doing the usual honey or maple glazed carrot side at Thanksgiving, think again – and try these!

From her cookbook, she says:

These Cheesy Carrot Sticks are perfectly crispy, perfectly cheesy, and perfectly garlicky too! It’s hard to believe that this dish comes together with just four simple ingredients.

And if you are thinking to yourself, “but I don’t want to chop carrots,” don’t think about it. Just do it. If I can peel carrots and quickly chop them up into sticks in five minutes flat, so can you. Then the rest is history.

Toss the carrots with olive oil, garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and salt & pepper – then bake! After you make this recipe the first time, I guarantee that you’ll double it the next time – it’s that good.

You must grab a copy of her cookbook, out now, called Love To Eat.

Cheesy Carrot Sticks

Cheesy Carrot Sticks

Servings 4 people


  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick sticks
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 3/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely grated
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • Chopped parsley to garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the carrots, olive oil, mashed garlic, and cheese until evenly coated.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange the carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet, making sure that the carrots don’t stick together (give them space!).
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  • They are ready once they are golden brown and crisp! Serve immediately so they don’t get soggy. Enjoy

with love, Ali

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