Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Recipes · Sides · October 15, 2017

The BEST Glazed Carrots recipe!! Takes less than 10 minutes to make!!

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!

BEST Glazed Carrots recipe


I could seriously eat a whole bowl of this right now!! It’s definitely my go-to side dish!! In fact, I love this recipe so much I tried it with Red Potatoes – and it was also amazing! I hope you like these Candied Carrots as much as we did.

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Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Delicious Glazed carrots recipe - taking carrots to a whole new level with this favorite side dish!
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 1 16 oz. 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!

Our favorite side dish - Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots!! Takes less than 10 minutes to make!!

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    Gloria @ Simply Gloria

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


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


    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 🙂


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


    what size bag of carrots?

    Krista Low

    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 🙂


    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!

    domestic bliss squared

    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!


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

      Lil' Luna

      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. 🙂

    Maria B

    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


    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!


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


    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!

      Lil' Luna

      Oooh, great suggestion! Will have to try it with a bay leaf. Thx!


    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!

      Lil' Luna

      I LOVE hearing that!! My kiddos like them too and I feel like I could eat them every night – they’re my favorite!!


    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!


    What sized bag of carrots did you use?



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

      Lil' Luna

      Never tried adding cinnamon or nutmeg but it sounds amazing!!


    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


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

      Lil' Luna

      So glad you liked them, Nancy!! They’re definitely a favorite of ours too. Thanks for stopping by! 😉


    What kind of pan do you use please?


    Thank you for sharing this recipe
    I just made them but with coconut oil and coconut sugar with the same amount listed in your ingredients and they turned out super delicious

      Lil' Luna

      Oooh – I’ll have to try that next time. Sounds great!

    Lacey H.



    The question was asked a few times in the comments, but I couldn’t find an answer. What size bag of carrots? 16 oz, 24 oz, or 32 oz? Just need to know so I can get the ratio of carrots to all the rest of the ingredients right.
    Thanks! 🙂


      I was looking for the same answer. It appears the question has been asked a couple times with no response 🙁 I have everything ready to go to make them right now but I’m not sure how many carrots to use. I guess I’ll just steam a couple handfuls and try this recipe another time. Bummer.

        Lil' Luna

        I’m sorry I missed that question. I use the 16 oz. bag of baby carrots you find in the produce section. 😉


          Great, thank you!! I had a 32oz bag (minus a couple handfuls from my 3yo) and when I dumped them into the pot I thought “this can’t be right”. Haha. Thanks for the info, I look forward to making this!


    These are really good. I finally found a good recipe for cooked carrots.

      Lil' Luna

      Yay! We love these carrots and are the perfect side. Thank you so much!


    Thank you, this is an amazing recipe; I make these carrots allllll the time! The only thing I do different is add a bit more brown sugar.

      Lil' Luna

      Thank you!! It’s the best way to eat them 🙂 And, more brown sugar wouldn’t hurt 😉


    Hi! I found your site while looking for something else. The Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake looked good. Before I could make it, my daughter-in-law made it for us and it was delicious! I am making it again tonight for my daghter & her family. I think it is a forgiving recipe. I slathered some of the mayo/sour cream mixture on the chicken first, then the Parmesan cheese then the slice of cheese. For her family I used mozzarella cheese since her husband isn’t a swiss cheese fan. I ended by using some more “goop” (sorry, but that is the best way to describe it). We’ll see how it turns out, but I would think it will be delicious!


    Love, love, love these!


    I want to make these for Thanksgiving but not sure how many 16oz bags to use for about 25 people. Any suggestions? Thanks!

      Kristyn Merkley

      I would just maybe double it. I know people don’t usually serve themselves a large amount of carrots, but really if it looks like not enough, add one more bag 🙂 Hope everyone loves them!

    Karen Busse

    Really good recipe, and really easy to make.


    Lovely menu and by the ham being in the crock pot, the oven is free for sides.
    Thank you for publishing an easy dinner with food even the children will enjoy.


    Which kind of brown sugar – dark or light?

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