Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots


A brown sugar glaze for vegetables is all you need to up your side dish game. Bonus: these brown sugar-glazed carrots can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Try switching it up by adding some fresh thyme in our herb variation.

Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 pound peeled baby carrots or medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • Dash salt

  • Black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan cook carrots, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; remove carrots from pan.

  2. In the same saucepan combine butter, brown sugar, and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until combined. Add carrots. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until glazed. Season to taste with pepper.

Herb-Glazed Carrots:

To add more sophisticated flavors to the brown sugar carrots,prepare as above, except substitute 1 tablespoon honey for the brown sugar and add 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed, to the butter mixture. Sprinkle with snipped fresh Italian parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

83 Calories
3g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 9.4mg 47%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 281mg 6%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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