Glazed Carrots

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  • Glazed Carrots – Perfectly caramelized carrots that are crispy and have a hint of sweetness. Require only 3 simple ingredients and can be made on the stove, oven or crockpot!

    We eat lots of roasted veggies at our house, especially during busy weeknights. These glazed carrots are a staple recipe, as well as parmesan broccoli, roasted asparagus and baked sweet potato fries.

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    Candied carrots

    These brown sugar carrots are so easy to make and are a delicious side dish for any dinner. We love making roasted parmesan carrots and roasted vegetables as well, but when I’m craving something a little sweeter, these candied carrots hit the spot.

    They’re not too sweet, but have the perfect amount of glaze on them to cut the cravings. I love how the butter and brown sugar caramelizes together and then turns a little crisp in the oven. So delicious!

    Ingredients for caramelized carrots

    You only need 3 simple ingredients (that you most likely have on hand) to make this glazed carrots recipe. Check them out below.

    • Carrots (sliced or baby carrots)
    • Brown sugar
    • Butter

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    How to make glazed carrots

    These candied carrots can be made with any type of carrot, but I prefer to peel large carrots and slice them into about 1/2″ by 3″ pieces. You can also use baby carrots, but they will need a little longer to cook. If I’m using baby carrots for this glazed carrots recipe, I’ll usually slice them in half.

    1. Add 1/2 inch water to an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Boil carrots for 3 to 5 minutes.
    2. Drain the water and then add in the butter and sugar. Stir until coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    3. Place carrots in the oven and roast 10-15 minutes or until fork tender and the sugar has caramelized. Alternatively, you can keep cooking them in the pan until tender.

    glazed carrots recipe

    Crockpot glazed carrots

    These glazed carrots can also be made super easily in the crockpot. Simply place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on high for 3 hours. They won’t start caramelizing in the crockpot…so if you want them to caramelize, roast in the oven for an additional 5 minutes at 425°F.

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    What goes with glazed carrots

    These caramelized carrots make the perfect side dish! They’re so simple and come together quickly. They pair perfectly with meats, seafood and other comforting side dishes. We especially like to make them for the holidays, such as Christmas dinner or Easter brunch.

    Poultry: Try serving these candied carrots alongside roasted chicken, shredded chicken or turkey.

    Beef: We love to make glazed carrots when cooking up steak and hamburgers.

    Seafood: Crispy lemon baked fish and grilled shrimp are a few of our favorites to serve with carrots.

    Other sides: Candied carrots are the perfect veggie to serve alongside mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, broccoli, asparagus…you name it!

    glazed carrots recipe

    Glazed Carrots Recipe

    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: glazed carrots
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 127
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Glazed Carrots - Perfectly caramelized carrots that are crispy and have a hint of sweetness. Require only 3 simple ingredients and can be made on the stove, oven or crockpot!

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds sliced carrots (can also use baby carrots)
    • 3 Tablespoons salted butter
    • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar (or honey)

    S&P to taste

      Instructions

      • Preheat oven to 400°F. 
      • Add 1/2 inch water to an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots and boil for 3 to 5 minutes.  Drain the water and then add in the butter and sugar. Stir until coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
      • Place carrots in the oven and roast 10-15 minutes or until fork tender and the sugar has caramelized. Alternatively, you can keep cooking in the pan until tender. 
      • Keep warm in skillet until ready to serve. Salt and pepper to taste. Top with fresh herbs if desired. 

      Notes

      You can also make these glazed carrots in the crockpot. Simply place all the ingredients in the crockpot and cook on high for 3 hours. If you want them to start caramelizing, roast in the oven for an additional 5 minutes at 425°F.

      Nutrition

      Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 25435IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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