Honey-Glazed Carrots Recipe

Honey-glazed carrots are a delicious and healthy side dish that is perfect with any meal. These sweet and savory carrots are coated with a rich and sticky glaze made from honey, butter, garlic, and spices, which adds a delightful depth of flavor to this dish. The recipe is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients, making it an ideal choice for busy weeknights but still fancy enough for entertaining. 

Wellness coach and recipe developer Miriam Hahn brings us this recipe and says, "Carrots are such an easy vegetable to cook with. You can eat them raw or roasted, shredded, or diced and they have an extremely long refrigerator shelf life. They are also very high in Vitamin A making them great for the skin and surprisingly, they have more antioxidants when they are cooked. To make this recipe vegan, just swap out the honey for the maple syrup." Read on to learn how to brighten up your dinner table with these delicious honey-glazed carrots.

Gather the ingredients for honey-glazed carrots

To make this recipe we of course need our main ingredient — carrots. "I like to buy a large bag of organic carrots when making this recipe. If you are hand selecting your carrots, go for medium to large in size," Hahn remarks. While you're still in the produce aisle pick up some fresh garlic, and some Italian, flat leaf parsley. Then we'll need some butter, honey, salt, and pepper.

Prepare the carrots

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Wash the carrots well. No need to peel them if you're using organic carrots. Grab a cutting board and a large chef's knife and cut both ends off, then slice the carrots into thick 1-inch slices, cut on the diagonal. "If you have some extra-large carrots in the bunch, you can cut the slices in half so all the slices are close in size," Hahn shares. While you have your cutting board out, mince the garlic.

Make the glaze

To make our honey glaze, pull out a small pot and add the butter. Turn the heat to medium and stir the butter until it's melted. Then add in the minced garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid burning the garlic. Now add the honey and stir to blend. Remove the pot from the heat.

Coat the carrots, bake and serve

Pour the mixture over the carrots and stir to combine, then add the salt and pepper. Now transfer the mixture to a large baking tray that has been lined with parchment paper and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until the carrots are tender and starting to brown. "You'll want to make sure the carrots are in a single layer on the baking tray, so they cook evenly," Hahn explains. While the carrots are cooking, chop up the Italian parsley so it's ready to go. When the time is up, check to make sure the carrots are tender then remove from the oven, transfer to a serving dish and top with the chopped parsley. Your honey glazed carrots are ready to serve.

Honey-Glazed Carrots Recipe
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Try out this honey-glazed carrots recipe for an easy, delicious, and nutritious side dish.
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glazed carrots in white serving bowl
Total time: 32 minutes
  • 2 ½ pounds of carrots (12-14)
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup parsley for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Scrub the carrots and peel them if they aren't organic. Cut the ends off and cut each carrot into 1-inch slices on the diagonal. Mince the garlic.
  3. Melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat. Once melted, add the minced garlic, and cook for about 2 minutes being careful not to let it burn. Add the honey and stir to blend.
  4. Pour the mixture over the carrots. Stir to combine, then add the salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer the carrots to a large baking tray and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until they are tender. Chop the parsley while the carrots are cooking. When they are done, add the chopped parsley and serve.
Calories per Serving 181
Total Fat 8.2 g
Saturated Fat 4.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 20.3 mg
Total Carbohydrates 27.5 g
Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
Total Sugars 17.6 g
Sodium 327.5 mg
Protein 2.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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