20+ Delectable Sauces for Carrots (Easy Recipes!)

Do you love carrots but crave something different? Look no further! These 20+ sensational sauces for carrots will elevate your veggie game. Whether you’re making steamed carrots, carrot fries, glazed carrots, or roasted carrots, you’ll find a great sauce option here!

Carrots, with their natural sweetness and delightful crunch, are a perfect canvas for experimenting with a wide range of sauces.

Whether you prefer zesty, creamy, or spicy flavors, there’s a sauce on this list to suit your taste buds. From tangy Lemon Glaze to fiery Spicy Harissa Aioli, each sauce adds a unique dimension to the humble carrot, elevating it to a whole new level of deliciousness.

So, the next time you find yourself cooking carrots, don’t be afraid to get saucy and explore the incredible flavor combinations that await you!

PS – Don’t forget about these 37+ carrot recipes too!

The BEST Sauces for Carrots (Dipping Sauces, Glazes & More!)

Roasted carrots in bowl with spoon.
Cilantro Lime Dressing
Fresh and vibrant, a cilantro lime dressing injects a burst of citrusy flavors into your carrot dish. Made with zesty lime juice, fragrant cilantro, garlic, and a touch of honey, this dressing complements the sweetness of the carrots and adds a tangy, herbaceous note. Toss your carrots in this dressing for a refreshing twist that will leave you wanting more.
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Tahini Yogurt Sauce
A Middle Eastern-inspired tahini yogurt sauce creates a creamy and nutty counterpart to roasted carrots. This sauce, made with tahini, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and a sprinkle of herbs, adds a luscious and tangy element to your carrot dish. Drizzle it generously over your roasted carrots or use it as a dip for a truly satisfying experience.
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These are the BEST Glazed Carrots! Lightly sweetened, delicately seasoned & perfectly glazed. They make an amazing side dish that both kids & adults love. | platingsandpairings.com
Lemon Thyme Glaze
These are the BEST Glazed Carrots – Lightly sweetened, delicately seasoned, and perfectly glazed. These carrots make an amazing side dish that both kids and adults can't get enough of!
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Glazed Honey Mustard Carrots
Honey Mustard Glaze
For a zesty and slightly sweet touch, honey mustard glaze is the perfect partner for roasted carrots. Its combination of tangy mustard, honey, and a hint of acidity adds a delightful contrast to the carrots' natural flavors. Brush the glaze over your roasted carrots and enjoy the harmonious blend of savory and sweet.
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Roasted Spicy Honey Carrots With Yogurt Sauce - Walder Wellness
Yogurt Herb Sauce
This refreshing sauce combines yogurt, fresh dill, lemon juice, and garlic. It provides a tangy and herbaceous flavor that pairs well with roasted carrots.
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Ginger Soy Glaze
Infuse your carrots with an Asian flair by tossing them in a glossy ginger soy glaze. The combination of ginger's warmth, soy sauce's umami richness, and a touch of sweetness makes for an irresistible sauce that coats the carrots with a flavorful glaze. Roast or stir-fry your carrots in this glaze for a taste that will transport your palate to the Far East.
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Honey Garlic Yogurt Sauce
These beauties need to be on your table! Deeply roasted rainbow carrots, swizzles of tangy garlicky yogurt sauce, a golden drizzle of honey, and festive pistachio crunches on top.
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Dill Yogurt Sauce
These Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Carrots with a Dill Yogurt Sauce are totally crave-able!
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Spicy Harissa Aioli
For those who appreciate a little heat, a spicy harissa aioli is a fantastic companion to roasted carrots. This North African chili paste mixed with creamy aioli creates a fiery yet balanced sauce that enhances the carrots' natural sweetness. Dip your roasted carrots into this tantalizing aioli, or drizzle it generously over carrot fries for a spicy kick.
Get the RECIPE from Life’s Ambrosia
Balsamic Roasted Carrots
Balsamic Reduction
Indulge your taste buds with a balsamic reduction that adds depth and richness to roasted carrots. The combination of aged balsamic vinegar and sweet honey creates a luxurious glaze that beautifully caramelizes as it coats the carrots. Drizzle this reduction over your roasted carrots to elevate them into a sophisticated culinary experience.
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Roasted Garlic Chive Yogurt Sauce
Smoky sweet grilled carrots and lentils smothered with a flavorful roasted garlic chive vegan yogurt sauce. Naturally gluten-free and vegan!
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Za’atar Roasted Carrots with Feta and Pumpkin
With feta cheese, za’atar and pumpkin seeds scattered on top, these roasted carrots are far more exciting than a side dish has any business being. But every dinner party needs a scene stealer, right?
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Shallot Cream Sauce
Easy roasted carrots with shallot cream sauce are the perfect vegetable side dish. They are delicious and easy to make too!
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Spicy Sriracha Mayo
For those who enjoy a little heat, a spicy sriracha mayo can add a kick to roasted carrots. Mix mayonnaise with sriracha sauce, lime juice, and a pinch of salt for a zesty and creamy sauce.
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Lemon Yogurt Sauce
These roasted carrots are served with farro, crunchy roasted chickpeas and a tangy lemon yogurt sauce. They’re the perfect side dish to any meal!
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Lemon Tahini Sauce
Whole Roasted Carrots are so easy to make. Delicious spice mixture plus a lemon tahini dipping sauce for a perfect carrot side dish.
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Chimichurri sauce in small jar with spoon.
Chimichurri Sauce
This Chimichurri Sauce recipe is packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor.
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Ranch Dressing
This Homemade Ranch Dressing is hands down the best, most crave-worthy ranch you've ever had. This recipe can rival any restaurant ranch dressing!
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Blue Cheese Dressing
This is the BEST Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing recipe. It takes less than five minutes to make. Super creamy, tangy and loaded with chunky blue cheese.
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Crema arranged on plate with limes and cilantro.
Cilantro Lime Crema
This quick and tangy Cilantro Lime Crema is ready in just 5 minutes. Better than sour cream, this Mexican condiment is flavored with fresh cilantro and lime juice to create a creamy and vibrant dressing or dipping sauce.
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Overhead shot of jalapeno ranch in small jar with spoon, topped with sliced jalapenos.
Jalapeño Ranch is perfect as a dressing, dip or sauce. It’s creamy with a distinct herby flavor but its subtle spicy kick is what keeps you coming back for more!
Jalapeno Ranch

How to make ahead and store

Many of these carrot sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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20+ Tasty Sauces for Carrots

Do you love carrots but crave something different? Look no further! These 20+ sensational sauces for carrots will elevate your veggie game! Try these Oven Roasted Mexican Carrots elote style. Similar to how you’d dress grilled street corn, these delicious tender carrots are topped with lime, crumbled cheese, jalapenos and cilantro. So crazy good! 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 ½ pounds small to medium carrots (peeled and halved lengthwise)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely grated)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 ounces cotija (queso fresco, parmesan or feta, crumbled)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 450-degrees.
  • Arrange carrots on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, toss with chili powder and cumin, and season with salt & pepper.
  • Roast 15-20 minutes, until tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, combine lime juice, jalapeno, garlic and honey in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Arrange carrots on a serving platter and drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro and crumbled cheese.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature. Enjoy!


You can roast the carrots up to three days ahead of time. When you’re ready to eat, you can serve them at room temperature, or pop them in the microwave for about 1 minute. Then, top them with the sauce and cheese and enjoy!
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Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 19149IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg

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