Carrot Side Dish Recipes

These colorful carrot sides cover glazed and roasted carrots, candied and mashed carrots, carrots sautéed in butter, more carrots than you can shake a stick at.

Staff Picks

Lemon-Glazed Carrots

Rating: 4.36 stars
Very easy and quick to make!

Sweet Baby Carrots

Rating: 4.69 stars
Honey, butter, and brown sugar make these baby carrots irresistible! It may not be the most nutritious recipe, but the carrots turn out so yummy, you won't care!

Baby Carrots with Dill Butter

Rating: 4.22 stars
This recipe goes well with any meat.

Air-Fried Carrots with Balsamic Glaze

Rating: 4.75 stars
Honey-roasted carrots still warm from the air fryer are tossed with a buttery balsamic glaze and sprinkled with chives in this simple and quick weeknight side dish recipe.

Trio of Mashed Roots (Parsnip, Turnip and Carrot)

Rating: 4.48 stars
This fall and winter farm recipe was passed down from my Irish-Canadian grandmother Agnes Walsh (Donahoe). It's a simple mash that I updated with a dash of nutmeg and cayenne. An exciting (and affordable) side dish for all holiday menus.

Bourbon Glazed Carrots

Rating: 4.59 stars
Sweet carrots are drizzled in a warm buttery sauce flavored with bourbon.

Carrot Souffle

Rating: 4.63 stars
An excellent side dish, or have it for brunch.

Roasted Carrots and Cauliflower with Thyme

Rating: 4.5 stars
My whole family loves this dish, even cold! This goes very well with all roasted meats.

Chef John's Five-Spice Carrots

Rating: 4.52 stars
These five-spice roast carrots are amazingly aromatic and delicious. The ingredients are so simple. Exotic, but familiar and not too exotic.

Spicy Vietnamese Quick Pickled Vegetables

Rating: 4.6 stars
These quick pickled vegetables are traditionally served as a condiment for banh mi sandwiches, but they make a nice side for anything you'd normally pair with coleslaw, like fish and chips, BBQ, fish tacos, etc.

Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Roasted Carrots

Rating: 4.88 stars
These tender and roasted carrots cooked in the air fryer can be on your table in less than half an hour. Tossed in a honey-butter sauce and sprinkled with your choice of fresh basil, chives, or just salt and pepper.

Roasted Parmesan-Garlic Carrots

Rating: 4.49 stars
I made this for Christmas, and one of my guests said the carrots were 'off the chain!' The flavor was amazing! The cheese was nicely crusted combined with the carrot and a little garlic! YUM! A nice change from the ordinary green veggie and still healthy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Candied Carrots
Rating: Unrated
"Wow! I would have been making this for YEARS now had I realized how simple it is." – Wendy
Maple Dill Carrots
Rating: Unrated
"Carrots were boring until this recipe came along! They simply melt in your mouth." – amanda77kr

Glazed Carrots

Rating: 4.61 stars

Simple dish with tender carrots with a buttery glaze and a mild sweetness.