These brown sugar glazed carrots, are covered in a sweet butter and brown sugar glaze. They are the perfect side dish, and you may even find yourself snacking on them before dinner starts.
These sweet brown sugar glazed carrots are the perfect vegetable side dish, and they take less than 15 minutes to make!
Nate and I are usually not very good at eating our daily portions of vegetables. We sometimes forget to even have a side of vegetables with dinner. So recipes like this one for these brown sugar glazed carrots are perfect for us because they are easy to make, and an easy addition to any dinner.
If all vegetables were as easy and tasty as these sweet carrots then we’d have no problem getting my daily servings of them!
These glazed carrots are easy enough to make to have any day during the week, but delicious enough to add to a fancy Sunday dinner menu, Easter dinner, or even Thanksgiving or Christmas. Perfect paired with this maple glazed ham, and the best dinner rolls.
These sweet brown sugar carrots are so tasty, that I’ve been caught snacking on them before dinner has even started.
How to make Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots?
These carrots are super easy to make, and you only need 5 ingredients. You’ll start with your carrots of course, you can use baby carrots, or peel and slice up some whole carrots into individual pieces as well. First you’ll steam the carrots for a few minutes until they start to get soft.
After the carrots are tender, drain the water, and add the glaze ingredients to the carrots. The glaze is made of brown sugar, butter, a little salt, and pepper. That’s it. Cook those together in a medium sized pot and bring to a simmer till butter is totally melted, and sugar is dissolved. Cook for another few minutes, while you stir the carrots occasionally to coat them with the glaze.
These tender brown sugar glazed carrots are the perfect side dish to go with your dinner! Everyone will gobble them up with dinner!
Looking for more vegetable side dishes?
- Green Beans with Bacon
- Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
- Garlic Parmesan Potatoes
- Corn Casserole (on Tastes of Lizzy T)
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Sweet Glazed Carrots
- 1 pound carrots (peeled and sliced into thin 3-4 inch pieces, or use baby carrots)
- 2 TBS butter (1/2 stick)
- 2 TBS brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 dash pepper
- Fill a large pot with a couple inches of water and bring to a boil over medium high heat (or prepare your steamer and put your steam insert over the top) and cook your carrots for about 8 minutes, or until fork tender.
- Drain the water from the pan and add the butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper and stir until the butter is melted, brown sugar is dissolced.
- Cook the carrots in the glaze for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to coat them in the glaze nicely.
Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots first posted on May 4, 2015. Photos updated on April 3, 2019.
**I originally made these delicious sweet glazed carrots using SPLENDA®Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps. All opinions are my own.