glazed carrots recipe
These Glazed Carrots are a simple side dish that add a bit of wow to your dinner. Cooked on the stovetop in a simple sugar and butter glaze.
Glazed carrots are a super easy recipe made in just 15 minutes! Carrots are a favorite root vegetable loaded with nutrients like beta-carotene (which makes the flesh bright orange), fiber, antioxidants, vitamin K, and potassium.
HOW DO YOU MAKE GLAZED CARROTS?
The first step is to peel and cut your carrots. I typically cut my carrots into slices, but if you’d rather cut them into sticks that’s fine too. You can also use a bag of peeled and cut baby carrots. The carrots simmer in water until tender, then brown sugar, butter and salt go into the pan. Add a bit of parsley if you like, then serve.
TIPS FOR GLAZED CARROTS
Make sure your carrots are cut into uniformly sized pieces so that they cook at the same rate.
You can substitute honey or maple syrup for the brown sugar.
I like to add a sprinkling of parsley on top for color, but that’s an optional step.
You can cut and peel your carrots up to 3 days before you plan to make this recipe.
Want a hands off approach to glazed carrots? Try my slow cooker glazed carrots.
Sliced cooked carrots with butter and brown sugar.
easy glazed carrots recipes
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CARROTS?
Carrots are a super healthy vegetable. Carrots are loaded with fiber, Vitamin K, beta-carotene, and antioxidants. Carrots are also thought to improve your vision, prevent certain types of cancer, slow down the aging process and they also help prevent infection.
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easy carrots recipes
- 1 lbs carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- Place the carrots in a large pan and add 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring the carrots to a simmer
- Cook for 8-10 minutes or until carrots are tender. Drain off any excess water.
- Add the butter, brown sugar and salt to the pan. Stir to coat the carrots.
- Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until a sauce has formed.
- Sprinkle with parsley if desired, then serve.