Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

I LOVE finding super easy but delicious side dishes. This next recipe is one of those. In fact, it has to be one of my all-time favorite side dishes ever!! My kids love them, the hubby and I love them, and they are so easy to do. I’m sure most of you have tried them, but the last time I made them they turned out super perfect, and I wanted to make sure I shared with you how I did them. The Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots recipe I used came from Simply Scratch. I modified it just a bit, and they turned out perfect!!

I honestly think I could eat these every day, and it’s not because they’re carrots… it’s because adding butter and brown sugar to carrots makes them so stinking good!

Our favorite side dish - Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots!!

I could seriously eat a whole bowl of this right now!! It’s definitely my go-to side dish!! 😀

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Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
  • 1 Bag of baby carrots
  • ½ cup water
  • 1½ TB butter
  • 1½ TB brown sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Bring carrots, water, butter and brown sugar to a boil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Turn to low and simmer for approximately 6 minutes.
  3. Turn back to high and cook until all the water is evaporated and carrots are tender. It took me another 5-6 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Salt and Pepper, and enjoy!

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots recipeOne of the best side dishes - brown sugar glazed carrotsOne of the best and easiest side dishes ever - Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

I’ve tried this recipe a few times, and the way I cooked them this last time was perfect! They tasted perfect… carrots were so tender, and everyone loved it.

Let me know how you like them if you try it. :)

And for another yummy side be sure to try my favorite Fried Zucchini recipe:

The BEST fried zucchini!

Other favorite side dishes include:

Bacon Asparagus Bundles recipe

 Asparagus Bundles


Twice Baked Potatoes

Asparagus and Tater Toss - oh, YUM!! { }

Asparagus & Tater Toss

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  1. 1

    I like this new way to have carrots. Thanks for sharing! (=
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  2. 2

    You mentioned that you modified the recipe a bit. I’m not seeing your modifications?

  3. 3

    Haha, I made carrots just yesterday and was aiming for the same effect, but wasn’t sure how to get to that result and used honey instead… Not bad either, but I think the next time I will go with brown sugar 😉
    Thanks for that! Take care :)
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  4. 4

    Super delicious!! My family will loves these!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  5. 5

    what size bag of carrots?

  6. 7

    Brown sugar carrots has to be one of my very favorite side dishes. My Mom made a version of these when I was growing up and I love them! I will definitely give this a try :)

  7. 8

    I made these just this weekend when my boyfriend’s parents were visiting, and they were a huge hit! 😀 Thanks a lot for the great and easy recipe! From now on I will make my carrots always like that, loved it!
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  8. 9

    Love this idea! I will be trying this, I just bought a bunch of carrots and wasn’t quite sure how to prepare them. Yum!
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  9. 10

    Do you think these could be done in a small slow cooker?

    • 11

      Hi Erin! I would think a slow cooker would work, but not sure of the temp and the length to cook. If you try it out and find a good version for it, let me know. :)

  10. 12

    This is a great recipe and the best way to cook carrots!
    I also wanted to let you know that this recipe was featured on my blog today for some last minute Easter dinner ideas. You can check it out here:

    Happy Easter
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  11. 13

    Butter and carrots are such a natural combination, yum! And this is a great pull-it-out of the fridge recipe since no peeling is needed, great for when you need a quick veggie on the table!
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  12. 14

    Tried these last night and they were awesome! I left the salt and pepper out. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  13. 15

    I love this recipe and I always use it for thanksgiving and Christmas, but I use 1 bay leaf and no salt or pepper and they’re a huge hit!

  14. 17

    I just stumbled up on these on pintrest, my picky 3 & 4 year olds LOVED them, even went as far as asking for seconds and stealing them off my plate! We now have 4 veggies they like! Oh and the hubs and I thought they where pretty amazing too!

  15. 19

    I made these tonight on a random whim (after finding them on Pinterest) and they were so good! I have never had brown sugar carrots– to be honest, i’m not a big fan of carrots– but I think I’m going to start making these more often!

  16. 20

    What sized bag of carrots did you use?


  17. 21

    Leave out the black pepper and add a bit of cinnamon and a sprinkle of nutmeg. We always called them Candied Carrots.

  18. 23

    would you say that the bag of carrots is a pound? I have a two pound bag and was wondering if I should double it

  19. 24

    Tried these tonight. They were so good! Glad I found this, it was a good change from regular boiled carrots.

  20. 26

    What kind of pan do you use please?

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