If you are looking for the perfect side dish for a holiday (or any regular day) these brown sugar honey glazed carrots are it. They are easy, only a handful of ingredients, delicious, and ready in no time.
If you are looking for a great side dish to accompany a main dish on your holiday table or for a special occasion, this easy carrot side dish is the best. All you need is a large skillet and a few simple ingredients in order to make these tender carrots. This recipe will no doubt become a staple of your dinner table and one of your favorite side dishes. I love to pair these carrots with my Christmas salmon or with my zaatar salmon. Let’s make these carrots!
Ingredients for brown sugar honey glazed carrots:
Large Carrots: I like to use full size carrots in this but you could use baby carrots if you wish. The type of carrots does not really matter but I like a full size one (the cooking time is for full size)
Dark Brown Sugar: This is part of the sweetness of our glaze. It pairs beautifully with the natural sweetness of the carrots.
Honey: Honey is another part of our glaze
Garlic: I like to put garlic in this. The minced garlic helps enhance the flavor
Butter: Adds to the richness of the glaze
Ras El Hanout: this is such a warming spice, it is a great addition to your carrots
How do you make these brown sugar honey glazed carrots?
Cut the carrots: and set aside
Meanwhile melt the butter: I like to brown the butter first. Once it is melted add the carrots and the minced garlic.
Add the sugar and honey: along with the ras el hanout. The glaze is going to start to thicken and it is going to look like it is weird at points but it is fine and just go with it.
Sauté the carrots: for around 15-20 minutes in this glaze on a medium heat. The carrots will soften over the course of the cook time.
*if you do not have honey and want a substitute for this sweet glaze, you can use maple syrup.
Tips and tricks for brown sugar-glazed carrots:
Remember that cook times may vary depending on the size of the carrots. If you cut them up into small enough pieces, it will be fine. However if you have the pieces being too big, you may need an additional 10-15 minutes of cook time.
For best results, always remember to follow the recipe card!
Why should you make this recipe?
This is such an easy recipe and a simple side dish. Cooked carrots can be pretty bland but not this recipe. This is such an easy side dish recipe and will be a star on your holiday dinner table. It is the most delicious side dish, and I’m not saying that brown sugar glazed carrots will be the best part of your holiday meal, but, this beautiful glaze is perfection. It is a sticky glaze and the ras el hanout gives this amazing extra flavor. It is the best way to amp up your regular carrots. Even if it is not a holiday, they work perfectly for an easy weeknight meal or a family dinner. Best thing is, all of these ingredients are easily available at your local grocery store.
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Brown Sugar Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe: Easy & Sweet
- 1 Large Skillet
- 8 Carrots large carrots
- 2 tablespoon Honey
- 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 4 tablespoon Butter unsalted
- 4 Garlic Cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon Ras el Hanout
- 1 teaspoon Thyme optional to top the dish
- Cut the carrots: and set aside
- Meanwhile melt the butter: I like to brown the butter first. Once it is melted add the carrots and the minced garlic.
- Add the sugar and honey: along with the ras el hanout. The glaze is going to start to thicken and it is going to look like it is weird at points but it is fine and just go with it
- Sauté the carrots: for around 15-20 minutes in this glaze on a medium heat. The carrots will soften over the course of the cook time.