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5 Ingredient Pomegranate-Glazed Carrots with Whipped Goat Cheese
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5 Ingredient Pomegranate-Glazed Carrots with Whipped Goat Cheese

5 ingredient pomegranate-glazed carrots with whipped goat cheese is a colorful and cooling side to brighten up any dinner spread.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches large multi-carrot carrots scrubbed and halved lengthwise
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice such as POM
  • 2 oz. goat cheese softened
  • 1 7-oz. container plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp. shelled pistachios roughly chopped
  • Optional topping: pomegranate seeds carrot top greens

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line carrots on a large baking sheet. Coat with oil, salt, and pepper; tossing to coat all sides of carrots. Bake for 30 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  • Simmer pomegranate juice in a small saucepan for 10 to 12 minutes, until mixture reduces to about 2 to 3 Tablespoons. Brush pomegranate glaze over carrots and place back in the oven at 425°F for another 7 to 10 minutes, until carrots are tender and caramelized.
  • Mix together softened goat cheese and yogurt until smooth. Spread on the bottom of a serving platter. Top with roasted carrots and sprinkle with pistachios. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and carrot top greens, if desired.