Glazed Carrots

What is there to say about carrots? They’re really not that exciting. Healthy yes, but exciting, not so much. But mix in some butter and brown sugar and carrots just got a little more interesting. In general we tend to like sweet desserts. These carrots could almost pass for a dessert. For St. Patty’s Day dinners we used to make plain boiled carrots. Blah. Then we tried these and they’ve become a staple in our dinner menus.


Here’s what you’ll need

Place peeled and cut carrots in a pot of boiling water

While the carrots cook, melt the butter

And add brown sugar

Once tender, drain the carrots. Be careful of the hot steam!

Transfer to a baking dish

Add butter mixture; coat evenly

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

These are out of the oven and ready to eat!


Glazed Carrots

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish


  • 2 lb carrots, washed and peeled
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Cut the carrot in half. Cut the skinny end in half lengthwise and the fat half in quarters. You want the carrots to be equal sizes so they cook evenly. Place carrots in boiling water. Cook until tender; about 15-20 minutes. While they’re cooking, melt butter and stir in brown sugar. Drain carrots and place in a baking dish. Add butter mixture and coat evenly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place in the oven for about 10 minutes.
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