Mouthwatering Glazed Carrots

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Mouthwatering glazed carrots are buttery and sweet; cooked with brown sugar and honey.You can elevate simple carrots with a few toppings that will make your fifthA more enjoyable day. You are going to love these carrots!

A well-rounded meal should always include vegetables. We know that meeting your recommended daily intake can be difficult for both children and adults. This is especially true if you are used to eating simple boiled vegetables. Hey, it works for some people, so no judgment here, but sometimes it gets boring. Eating vegetables doesn’t have to be a chore – in fact, they should be enjoyable! How you cook them and what you add to them can make all the difference. Glazed carrots are super easy to whip up, and you don’t have to worry about fancy ingredients. You probably already have everything you need in your pantry! It only takes about 30 minutes to assemble. Plus, they’re versatile. They can be paired with almost any protein and carbohydrate, making them a staple side dish you’ll want to add to your weekly lineup.

What kind of carrots should I use?

We like to use fresh, full-size carrots in this recipe. You can also use pre-cut baby carrots or frozen carrots. No matter what type of carrots you use, you just need to make sure they are the same size. It helps ensure they cook evenly.

Troubleshooting: Why Are My Carrots Mushy?

If you pay close attention to the cooking time, you should not end up with mushy carrots. That’s one reason why we love preparing our glazed carrots on the stovetop–they’re fork-tender every time! As mentioned, be sure to pay close attention to how you chop your vegetables. They need to be relatively the same size in order to cook evenly.

Can glazed carrots be prepared ahead of time?

There are a few different ways you can prepare this honey glazed carrot recipe ahead of time. You can start by washing, peeling, and slicing raw carrots, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before preparing them for cooking. Otherwise, you can prepare and simmer the carrots until they are fork-soft, then store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Return them to the pan with the butter, honey, and brown sugar to fry for a few minutes before serving.

What goes with carrots?

This side dish is versatile. Not only is glazed carrots super easy to make on the stovetop (and much faster than roasting!), but this dish can be served with so many different foods. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

Close up view of wooden spoon stirring glazed carrots in pot.

Does this recipe freeze well?

Another way to have success is to make a big batch of glazed carrots on the stovetop and freeze them for later. Just follow the directions on the recipe card below and let the dish cool completely. Place them in an airtight, freezer-safe bag or container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to serve, let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Reheat in a skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat until heated through, about 5-10 minutes.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3 days. To reheat, heat on the stovetop or in the microwave as above. Simply reheat every 30 seconds until the carrots are fully heated through. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

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Glazed carrots in a soup pot.

Mouthwatering glazed carrots are buttery and sweet; cooked with brown sugar and honey. You can elevate simple carrots with a few ingredients that will make your five-a-day meal a whole lot more enjoyable. You are going to love these carrots!

Preparation time 15 minute

cooking time 15 minute

total time 30 minute

raw material

  • 2 pound radish peeled and cut into 1/2 x 3-inch strips
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar firm packaging
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • Salt to try
  • black pepper to try


  • Add carrots and water to saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then cover and cook for 3 minutes.

  • Remove lid and cook, uncovered, until almost all the water has evaporated, about 3-4 minutes.

  • Add butter, brown sugar and honey. Stir to coat the carrots, and cook for another 5-7 minutes while stirring the carrots constantly.

  • Once the carrots are tender and the sauce is caramelized, remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let cool and enjoy!

Calories: 208kcal | carbohydrate: 35G | protein: 2G | fat: 8G | Saturated fat: 5G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fats: 2G | Trans fat: 1G | cholesterol: 20mg | sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 506mg | fiber: 4G | sugar: 28G | Vitamin A: 25495unit | Vitamin C: 9mg | calcium: 61mg | iron: 1mg

Mouthwatering Glazed Carrots