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Glazed Carrots

This easy, delicious side dish is comes together in just a few minutes and is perfect for everything from weeknight dinners to special holiday meals.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 195kcal

Equipment

  • large pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch white ground pepper optional
  • 1 tablespoon parsley minced, optional

Instructions

  • Peel carrots and cut on the diagonal into half inch thick slices.
  • Transfer carrots to a large pan and cover with water so all the pieces are submerged by about half an inch then place over medium head and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 7-8 minutes or until fork tender then drain and set aside.
  • Add the butter, brown sugar, salt, and optional pepper to the still warm pan. Place over medium-low heat and stir until mixed then add the carrots back in and toss to coat.
  • Increase temperature to high and cook for about 5 min, or until the glaze thickens, while stirring occasionally.
  • Garnish with minced parsley and serve warm.

Notes

  • If using baby carrots you'll need to increase the cook time by about 2-3 minutes.
  • So many spices can get added to this recipe! You can try 1/2 tsp cinnamon, a pinch of chili powder, nutmeg or ginger.
  • You can cut the carrots into matchsticks if that's more visually appealing to you.
  • These can be made up to three days ahead, just warm in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • Try trading out a tablespoon of brown sugar for maple syrup or honey.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 19355IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg