Glazed carrots are cooked till soft in a combination of brown sugar, butter, and water, then topped with chopped parsley. An easy and economical side dish suitable for a festive meal or a regular evening.
Carrots, especially when roasted in honey or candied, are a huge hit with my children. Carrots coated with sugar and a little bit of butter are another family favorite. This Glazed Carrots With Brown Sugar And Butter has been my go-to side dish for years!
For this reason, I always have a bag of carrots on hand in the fridge. They’re cheap, last for weeks, and can be used in countless ways. This recipe for glazed carrots is one of my all-time favorite ways to cook carrots. They just require 5 simple ingredients and roughly 15 minutes to prepare.
To make Glazed Carrots With Brown Sugar And Butter
One of the few vegetable side dishes that my children would gladly enjoy, these glazed carrots are a staple at our Thanksgiving table. You may make this dish more festive for the winter holidays by adding carrots of varying colors, such as purple, yellow, red, and white. As their popularity grows, rainbow carrots may be found in more supermarkets than ever before.
For this recipe, all you need are just a couple of simple and available ingredients.
What you need:
- Brown sugar
- Carrots (peeled and slice into 1/2-inch thick pieces)
- Chopped parsley optional
Glazed carrots are a crowd-pleasing side dish that works as well with a fancy holiday meal or a quick weeknight roast chicken.
Step 1: As a first step, prepare the carrots by peeling and chopping them. I usually use slices, although sticks might do in a pinch. If you prefer, you may use a package of baby carrots that have already been sliced and peeled.
Step 2: Before adding the brown sugar, butter, and salt, the carrots should be cooked in water until soft.
Step 3: If desired, garnish with parsley and serve.
Helpful hints and alternates
Carrots will cook more evenly if they are all sliced to the same size.
When brown sugar isn’t available, try honey or maple syrup instead.
If you want to add some color, like I do, sprinkle some parsley on top.
Carrots can be prepped up to 3 days in advance. Peel and slice.
Frequently Asked Questions
ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS TO EATING CARROTS?
As vegetables go, carrots are among the healthiest options. Fiber, vitamin K, beta-carotene, and antioxidants are just some of the many healthful components found in carrots. Carrots have been linked to a variety of health benefits, including enhanced vision, protection against cancer, a slowed rate of aging, and the warding off of infections.
Have you ever tried making glazed carrots the night before?
Can you prepare honey-glazed carrots in advance? Yes! These honey-glazed carrots may be prepared in advance. If you do, I suggest cooking them for one or two minutes shorter than usual so that they retain their texture when reheated.
Glazed Carrots With Brown Sugar And Butter
Carrot coins are cooked till soft in a combination of brown sugar, butter, and water, then topped with chopped parsley. These Glazed Carrots With Brown Sugar And Butter are an excellent addition to any special occasion or regular weeknight!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Side dish
- Cuisine: American
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 pounds carrots – peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
1 tbsp chopped parsley optional
1/4 tsp salt
In a large pan, place the carrots. Then, pour in 1 1/2 cups of water. Let the water simmer and cook the carrots for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until soft.
When done, drain the excess water.
To the pan with the carrots, add the butter, brown sugar, and salt. Toss to mix and coat the carrots.
Continue to cook for another 4 to 5 minutes until the sauce has formed, stirring often.
If desired, sprinkle the glazed carrots with some parsley.
Serve right away. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 146
- Sugar: 13.5 g
- Sodium: 178.9 mg
- Fat: 7.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 19.1 g
- Protein: 1.2 g
- Cholesterol: 20.3 mg
Keywords: Glazed Carrots
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