Bacon wrapped carrots are sweet and tender, wrapped with bacon and basted while roasting with a maple sriracha sauce. An easy holiday side!
Truth be told, I have these maple bacon wrapped carrots year round, but since the holidays are a popular time for carrot side dishes, I thought I’d share these tasty beauties. Sweet tender carrots wrapped with bacon and basted while roasting with maple syrup and a kiss of sriracha sauce. So, so good!
Bacon wrapped carrots
Each peeled and trimmed carrot gets wrapped with a thin slice of bacon, a sprinkling of black pepper and in the oven they go to roast. Midway through they get basted with a maple Sriracha sauce and glaze away until the bacon is crispy and browned. These are AMAZING!
They’re super easy to put together, but be sure to get carrots that are at least one inch thick. If they are too thin the carrots over cook while trying to get that crispy bacon. Nobody like mushy carrots or squishy, undercooked bacon!
If you’ve never wrapped carrots with bacon, it isn’t difficult, but a visual might be helpful To see the process, watch the video located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
I can’t lie, these are amazing. Easy to make and I bet the kids would even have fun helping you in the kitchen prepping these. These are sure to be a hit on your dinner table or next party. Another popular holiday side dish to make is smashed red potatoes.
Maple Bacon Wrapped Carrots + Video
- 1.5 lbs carrots (See Note 1)
- 12 slices thin cut bacon
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce optional
- Parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix together the maple syrup and Sriracha sauce (optional) in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet or long casserole dish with parchment paper or silicon baking sheet.
- Peel and trim carrots leaving about an inch of the stems. Starting at one end wrap bacon slice around each carrot from top to bottom. Place on baking sheet and repeat. Sprinkle with black pepper and roast in hot oven.
- After 25 minutes carefully turn over with tongs, baste with maple Sriracha sauce and continue roasting for another 20-25 minutes depending on thickness of carrots. Bacon should be crispy. Remove from oven and baste with any remaining sauce. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
- I use fresh carrots with the greens still attached, feel free to use without. I usually get about 12 medium sized carrots. Be sure to get carrots that are at least one inch thick, too. If they are too thin the carrots over cook while trying to get the bacon crispy. Nobody like mushy carrots or squishy, undercooked bacon!
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