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Simple Honey Glazed Carrots

Simple Honey Glazed Carrots

This is a very easy honey glazed carrot recipe. First the carrots are cooked tender crisp. Then they are caramelized with a honey and brown sugar glaze. The perfect holiday side dish. Goes well with chicken or turkey and is especially good with ham! Can be made ahead and served at room temperature.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Simple Honey Glazed Carrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 70 kcal


  • 2 pounds baby carrots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 lemon juice of
  • fresh ground black pepper or chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Rinse carrots under cold water and put in a medium saucepan. Cover with water and add salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and continue cooking for about 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a saute pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add honey and brown sugar and cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the lemon juice and gently stir in carrots, coating well. Continue heating, gently stirring, until carrots are hot and glazed.
  4. Serve immediately garnished with freshly ground pepper or chopped parsley, if desired.