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Butter-Glazed Carrots

This good-for-you vegetable recipe includes carrots glazed in a simple butter and tarragon sauce that can be prepared in less than 15 minutes. Try a twist on this recipe and make a glaze with maple syrup and sesame seeds.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins

Butter-Glazed Carrots

Directions

  1. In a 2- to 2-1/2-quart saucepan bring the water to boiling. Add the carrots and cook, covered, in the boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until carrots are just tender; drain off water.
  2. Add butter and tarragon to the saucepan. Stir until combined; if necessary, heat over low heat to melt butter completely. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Microwave directions:

In a microwave-safe baking dish or casserole combine carrots and 1/4 cup water. Cover and microwave on 100-percent power (high) for 7 to 9 minutes or until carrots are just tender, stirring once. Drain off water. Add butter and tarragon to the baking dish. Stir until combined; if necessary, microwave for 10 to 20 seconds more to melt butter completely. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Maple-Glazed Carrots:

Prepare as above, except use 1 tablespoon butter, omit the herb, and add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted.

Nutrition Facts (Butter-Glazed Carrots)

  • Per serving:
  • 98 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 15 mg chol.,
  • 261 mg sodium,
  • 11 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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