Caramelized Carrots


Loaded with vitamin A, this side dish recipe also boasts a caramelized sweet flavor. Make it a healthy side dish by skipping the cream sauce.

Caramelized Carrots
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
42 mins


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 pound whole small carrots, peeled, tops on, and halved lengthwise

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • cup whipping cream

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Snipped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley


  1. In an extra-large skillet cook carrots, cut sides down, in hot oil. Sprinkle with salt. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes. Uncover. Turn carrots, add garlic. Cover and continue cooking for 10 minutes more or until carrots are tender and both sides are golden brown. During cooking, gently shake skillet occasionally to prevent carrots from sticking. Transfer carrots to serving plate, cover and keep warm.

  2. Add cream and cayenne pepper to skillet. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; boil gently, uncovered, for 2 to 4 minutes until cream is slightly thickened. Pour over carrots. Serve immediately. Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
11g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 5.9mg 30%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 0.4mg 2%

*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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