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Glazed carrot sticks coated in a mixture of brown sugar and butter are a versatile side dish you can serve alongside a weeknight meatloaf, a Sunday ham, or your Thanksgiving turkey. These caramelized carrots are a definite kid-pleaser but they're elegant enough to impress the adults as well!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
25 mins
8 servings

Looking for a simple side dish? It couldn't be easier to make these irresistible glazed carrots with just five basic ingredients. 

Glazed Carrots Ingredients

Make this glazed carrots recipe with ingredients you likely already have on hand: 

· Carrots: Look for firm, plump, bright, and smooth carrots.
· Butter: You'll need about ¼ cup butter to make these caramelized carrots. 
· Brown sugar: You can use light or dark brown sugar. 
· Seasonings: These glazed carrots are simply seasoned with salt and ground white pepper. 

four white bowls of cooked glazed carrots
Credit: Casablancaise

How to Make Glazed Carrots

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make these glazed carrots: 

1. Cook the carrots: Place the peeled and cut carrots in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the carrots are tender. Drain. 
2. Glaze the carrots: Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the sugar, salt, and pepper. Add carrots and toss until well-coated. 

How to Store Glazed Carrots

Allow the glazed carrots to cool completely, then transfer to an airtight container. Store your leftovers in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove. We don't recommend freezing these glazed carrots, as the texture will become mushy during the thawing process. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I made this tonight for my family and everyone loved it," says tinamarie1981. "I used baby carrots also because that's what I had and they worked out perfectly!"

"Wonderful comfort food with meatloaf and mashed potatoes," according to Lucky Noodles. "No changes, I will make this again!"

"This recipe is truly easy and delicious," raves cookingmomster. "I used baby carrots and it worked out perfectly. The family gave it a thumbs up. Definitely make this recipe again."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place carrots into a large saucepan; pour in enough water to reach depth of 1 inch and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer carrots until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl.

  • Melt butter in the same saucepan over low heat. Stir in brown sugar, salt, and white pepper until dissolved. Add carrots to the saucepan and toss until coated in the brown sugar mixture. Cook and stir until carrots are heated through and fully coated with glaze, 1 to 3 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 17.6g; fat 6g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 193.8mg. Full Nutrition