Smoked Carrots On A Pellet Grill

Are you looking for a simple and delicious way to incorporate more veggies into your meals?

Well, you have to try my smoked carrots recipe! Not only it is delicious, it’s super easy to do if you already have your smoker going.

That means you have more time to hang with your family or friends! 

Below I have my exact steps for smoking carrots so yours come out perfect every time. 

Why You’ll Love This Smoked Carrots Recipe

If you don’t love vegetables, you’ll still love this recipe! It’s a great way to introduce more vegetables into your diet.

It’s also a quite simple recipe. You can easily make these while you smoke your meat for the main entrée. 

Plus, it will mix things up at your next cookout!

What You’ll Need to Cook Smoked Carrots

  • Carrots
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley
  • Butter
  • Baking sheet or aluminum foil for easier cleanup.

How to Smoke Carrots

Step 1: Preheat the Smoker

Preheat the smoker to 275°F and load up your chosen wood chips.

Step 2: Prepare the Carrots

Clean the carrots and season them with a mixture of melted butter, salt, and pepper.

Step 3: Smoke the Carrots

Place the carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet with baking paper. Place them in indirect heat and cook for 60-90 minutes until carrots are tender.

Step 4: Prepare the Butter Sauce

Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir until the butter turns brown and remove it from the heat.

Step 5: Finish the Carrots

Drizzle the butter over the carrots and garnish with parsley. Serve and enjoy.

Can You Use Other Sauces For Smoked Carrots?

While this recipe uses a butter sauce, many people prefer honey-glazed carrots. Brown sugar and balsamic vinegar can take it up a notch.

While this is a simple recipe, you can use any seasoning of your choice. The seasoned carrots will be delicious with a variety of spices.

Instead of melting butter, you could use olive oil to help toss the seasoning!

Best Wood Chips For Smoked Carrots

To smoke carrots you should use mild wood chips. Stronger wood pellets may overpower the carrots. We recommend cherry, oak, maple, or apple chips.

Looking for More Smoked Vegetable Recipes?

If you enjoyed smoked carrots you’ll love some of my other veggie recipes

Smoked Sprouts

Smoked Whole Cabbage

Smoked Asparagus

What Temperature to Smoke Carrots

You need to smoke your carrots at 275°F.

This low temperature will allow the smoky flavors to penetrate the carrots.

How Long To Smoke Carrots

You’ll need to smoke the carrots for about an hour. The cook time may even be a bit longer if you’re using extra large carrots or you have the smoker low to cook something else.

The important thing is that you cook them long enough that they become tender. To do this, it is best to use indirect heat.

Avoid using direct heat as this can result in burnt carrots or too much smoke flavor. You may need to alter the cooking time depending on the size and quantity of carrots in the pellet grill.

How Do You Choose Carrots?

Try to choose carrots of the same size. This will allow them to cook at the same pace.

You can use whole carrots or baby carrots for this recipe.

Should You Peel The Carrots?

When cleaning the carrots, don’t peel the skin. This is where most of the nutrients lie!

What To Serve With Smoked Carrots

Smoked carrots are the perfect side for any main dish! This is especially true for smoked meats such as:

How To Store Leftover Smoked Carrots

Refrigerate leftover glazed carrots in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

You can store leftover seasoned carrots in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to a month.

How To Reheat Leftover Smoked Carrots

You can reheat leftover carrots in the microwave, air fryer, oven, or even the grill!

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Smoked Carrot On A Pellet Grill

Charlie
Smoked carrots are a great way to introduce more vegetables into your diet.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine lunch
Servings 4 serves
Calories 203 kcal

Equipment

  • pellet grill

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Whole carrots with carrot tops attached
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup butter

Instructions
 

Step 1: Preheat the smoker

  • Preheat the smoker to 275°F. Use mild wood chips.

Step 2: Prepare the Carrots

  • Clean the carrots and season them with a mixture of melted butter, salt, and pepper.

Step 3: Smoke the Carrots

  • Place the carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet with baking paper. Place them in indirect heat and cook for 60-90 minutes until carrots are tender.

Step 4: Prepare the Butter Sauce

  • Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir until the butter turns brown and remove it from the heat.

Step 5: Finish the Carrots

  • Drizzle the butter over the carrots and garnish with parsley. Serve and enjoy.
Keyword smoked carrots

If you want to incorporate more veggies this summer, these delicious carrots are a good start! They’re perfect for people who don’t even love vegetables.

It’s also a beautiful dish that will impress your guests. Yellow carrots and orange carrots will be pleasing to the eye!

Since this recipe has a fairly quick smoke time, you can easily cook them while smoking other meat. If your wood pellet grill has room for meat and vegetables, you can cook both at the same time!

With the smokey flavor and tender texture, these roasted carrots will hit the spot!

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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