A classic, easy recipe for honey glazed carrots that are sweet and buttery! This is a traditional way to make glazed carrots that's perfect as a side dish for a simple dinner or a special occasion.
Here's what you'll need to make this recipe. The full recipe and ingredient list can be found at the bottom of the page.
- Baby carrots
- Salt & pepper
How to Make Honey Glazed Carrots
Step 1: Add carrots to skillet
Add the carrots to a large skillet. Pour in water until the carrots are barely covered. Stir in ½ teaspoon salt.
Step 2: Boil carrots
Bring the skillet to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer over medium-low heat for 10 - 15 minutes, or until the carrots start to become tender when pierced with a fork. Drain the carrots in a colander and set aside.
Step 3: Make the glaze
In the same skillet over medium low heat, add the honey, butter, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 4 - 5 minutes, until the butter is melted and the glaze begins to thicken.
Step 4: Add carrots
Add the carrots and stir until coated in the glaze. Continue cooking until the glaze reaches your desired thickness. Turn up the heat slightly if needed.
Step 5: Serve
Serve warm, optionally topped with chopped fresh parsley.
- Carrots: you can use baby carrots or regular carrots and cut them into 1 - 2" chunks.
- Maple syrup: swap out honey for maple syrup to glaze your carrots.
- Sugar: instead of honey you can also use brown sugar or coconut sugar. Add 1 ½ - 2 tablespoons.
- Butter: you can use unsalted or salted butter. If you use salted butter you may want to add less salt overall.
- In the fridge: cool and store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- In the freezer: cool and store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thicken the glaze on your carrots by simmering longer and, if needed, turning up the heat on your skillet.
If your glaze isn't thickening over time, add a small amount of additional honey.
For this recipe, you'll boil the carrots for 10 - 15 minutes to cook them before adding them to the glaze.
At the end of boiling your carrots they should be almost completely cooked and tender when pierced with a fork.
For more classic side dish recipes, check out these top posts:Print