Carrots and Cranberries


A very quick way to make fresh carrots into a tasty side dish. Even kids will like this.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
6 servings


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages carrots, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 1 cup dried cranberries, or more to taste

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon, or to taste


  1. Put carrots and cranberries into a microwave-safe dish. Mix chicken broth, butter, and brown sugar together in a bowl; drizzle over the carrot mixture and stir to coat.

  2. Cook in microwave on High for 4 minutes.

  3. Continue cooking in microwave until carrots are tender, about 8 minutes more; cool at room temperature for 5 minutes and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Cook's Note:

You can finish cooking this recipe on the stove. If you overcook
them in the microwave they shrivel a little. The taste will be the same.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
8g Fat
33g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 257mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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