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: 4.5 stars 27
Very easy and quick to make!

Sweet Baby Carrots

Rating: 4.5 stars 477
Sweet carrots cooked with honey, butter, and brown sugar are irresistible.

Baby Carrots with Dill Butter

Rating: 4 stars 318
This recipe goes well with any meat.

Air-Fried Carrots with Balsamic Glaze

Rating: 5 stars 4
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: 4.5 stars 29
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: 4.5 stars 65
Sweet carrots are drizzled in a warm buttery sauce flavored with bourbon.

Carrot Soufflé

Rating: 4.5 stars 290
A sweet, savory, light dish takes a different spin on classic carrots.

Roasted Carrots and Cauliflower with Thyme

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
My whole family loves this dish, even cold! This goes very well with all roasted meats.

Chef John's Five-Spice Carrots

Rating: 4.5 stars 85
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: 5 stars 4
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: 5 stars 14
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: 4.5 stars 87
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 868
"Wow! I would have been making this for YEARS now had I realized how simple it is." – Wendy
Maple Dill Carrots
Rating: Unrated 731
"Carrots were boring until this recipe came along! They simply melt in your mouth." – amanda77kr
Honey Roasted Carrots
Rating: 4.5 stars 387

These easy honey roasted carrots are a delicious side dish for any meal.