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Easy Honey Glazed Carrots – Made with baby Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots – baby carrots cooked in honey, butter, with a hint of garlic, ginger, and lemon glaze – really nice flavor combination. Simple, easy, and delicious!

Honey glazed carrots in a bowl

Honey Glazed Carrots

The carrots are perfectly tender, and they taste amazing. They will work as a side dish or a standalone meal. 

I often make glazed carrots or roasted carrots when I’m looking for an easy veggie side dish to serve with meatloaf, grilled fish , or grilled chicken.

If you have friends or family members that say they hate cooked carrots, then look no further, these easy honey glazed carrots will change their mind!

Honey roasted carrots garnished with parsley

How do you make baby carrots?

For this recipe, I used a pound of baby carrots; however, this recipe works well in multiples, so feel free to double or triple the recipe as needed.

To prepare the baby carrots, first, rinse them and place them in a medium saucepan with salt and water.

Cover the saucepan and bring to a boil for approximately 5-6 minutes until they’re tender – The baby carrots need to be fully cooked to a tender texture to ensure that the carrots soak up the flavor from the honey, lemon juice, and parsley.

Step by step directions on how to make honey glazed carrots

Can you reheat honey glazed carrots?

You can reheat the honey glazed carrots in an oven preheated at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes or until the leftovers are thoroughly heated through.

Can I freeze glazed carrots?

I don’t recommend you freeze glazed carrots. Baby carrots tend to become mushy when you’ve stored them in the freezer and then thaw for later consumption. It’s best to store your leftover in the refrigerator and reheat within a few days for the best flavor and texture.

This delicious side dish pairs well with roasted chicken, baked chicken breast, beef, or fish

Other side dishes you might like:

Oven Roasted Glazed Carrots

Can I make this recipe in the oven? The answer is yes!

After blanching the carrots, drain them then add the melted butter, honey, sugar, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Spread them out on a foil-lined cookie sheet bake at 350F for 15 minutes covered, and uncovered for an extra 10. Serve hot!

Honey roasted carrots garnished with parsley

Honey Glazed Carrots

baby carrots cooked in honey, butter, with a hint of garlic, ginger, and lemon glaze – really nice flavor combination. Simple, easy, and delicious.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 125kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped
  • tbsp brown sugar packed
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Rinse carrots and put in a medium saucepan, season with salt, and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain the carrots and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the butter and garlic and melt over medium to low heat—stir in the honey and brown sugar and cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the carrots and lemon juice and stir. Cook for another 5 minutes until the carrots are hot and glazed.
  • Garnish with parsley and a dash of ground pepper if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 16131IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

If you make these Honey Glazed Carrots, I’d love to see pictures of your creations on Instagram and Facebook.#cheflolaskitchen

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