Honey Glazed Carrots

Easy and Delicious Honey Glazed Carrots that are the perfect side dish to any meal! They’re quick to make and are coated in a butter-y honey glaze that everyone loves.

We love quick and simple side dishes and these carrots are just that! Glazed in honey and butter and perfectly tender, they are a great side to any dinner – especially pot roast, steak, or Parmesan pork chops.

Honey glazed carrots on serving dish

easy, sweet honey Carrots

Can you guys believe that Easter is just around the corner?

We love all the holidays around here and have been busy getting a menu put together – from the main dish to the sides. One of the sides we plan to make are Honey Glazed Carrots, along with some of our other classic sides like rolls and mashed potatoes.

If you haven’t made these before, they are one of the easiest and most delicious side dishes you can make. They are flavorful, soft and perfect for any dinner (especially holiday dinner).

Gourmet carrots from Trader Joe's

How to Make Honey Glazed Carrots

We love that these carrots are simple!

To make them, add some water to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Add the carrots and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes (it will be shorter for smaller carrots and a little longer for larger carrots). You can use a fork to pierce onto to make sure they are tender.

Drain the water and add the butter, honey and lemon juice. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or so until the carrots are coated and glazed.

Add garlic salt, pepper and dried parsley and serve warm.

Honey carrots being cooked in pot

More Cooking Instructions

Follow these directions to be able to cook these honey carrots in more ways. 😉

IN THE SLOW COOKER. Place the carrots in a greased crock pot. Combine melted butter, honey, lemon juice, garlic salt, pepper and water. Drizzle over carrots and mix until carrots are coated. Cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours or until carrots are tender.

IN THE OVEN. Place your baby carrots in a buttered casserole dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with honey and lemon juice and drizzle on 2 tablespoons melted butter. Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

IN THE INSTANT POT. To cook in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, place all ingredients in the pot, cover and secure the vent. Set the pot to “sealing”, press “pressure cook” or “manual” button”. Set the timer for 3 minutes. Once done, manually release the pressure by switching the vent to “venting”.

Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe

These carrots really are so simple and are so full of flavor with its butter-y, honey glaze. If you are looking for a more sweet (than savory) version be sure to check out our Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots. They’re always a hit too!!

For more great holiday side dishes, check out:

Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Easy and Delicious Honey Glazed Carrots that are the perfect side dish to any meal! They're quick to make and are coated in a butter-y honey glaze that everyone loves. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 149 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • parsley dried


  • Add several cups of water to a pot. Sprinkle with garlic salt and bring to a boil on MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Add carrots and cook 5 to 8 minutes (shorter for baby carrots and longer for gourmet carrots), or until fork tender.
  • Drain the water from the pot. Add butter, honey, lemon juice, pepper and garlic salt. Cook on LOW for 5-7 minutes or until carrots are coated with glaze.
  • Add any more salt and pepper to taste and garnish with dried parsley.

Adapted from Food Network

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    1. I just like to add maybe a pinch to the water, to boil the carrots 🙂 Gives them an added flavor.

  1. 5 stars
    what a phenomenal side, I served this as a side with steak and we adored the carrots, they give the perfect texture with the perfect hint of sweetness.

  2. 5 stars
    I had the hardest time trying to get my kids to eat carrots until I started making them like this!! Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    I cooked these honey-glazed carrots and it was absolutely delicious! Made it a few days ago and will be making it again tonight!