Simple Honey Glazed Baby Carrots Recipe

Simple honey glazed baby carrots

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
139 Calories
6g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 139
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 555mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 1g
Calcium 43mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Honey, butter, and brown sugar bring out the natural sweetness in these cooked baby carrots, and lemon juice balances the flavors perfectly.

These nicely seasoned carrots are quick and easy to prepare, and they make a great side dish for a big family meal or holiday dinner.

Sorghum or maple syrup could also be used in this recipe in place of the honey.


  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds baby carrots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Kosher salt (to taste) 
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Garnish: 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for honey glazed baby carrots
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  2. Rinse the baby carrots under cold water and put them in a medium saucepan. Cover with water and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Bring to a boil.

    Rinse baby carrots
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  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and continue cooking for about 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.

    Reduce heat to medium low and drain
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  4. In a sauté pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add honey and brown sugar and cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.

    Melt butter over medium heat
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  5. Add the lemon juice and gently stir in the cooked carrots, coating well.

    Add lemon juice
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  6. Continue heating, gently stirring, until carrots are hot and glazed with the honey mixture.

    Heating carrots
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  7. Add Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

    Glazed carrots
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  8. Serve immediately garnished with chopped parsley, if desired.


  • To make this dish with regular size carrots, peel the carrots and cut into thick strips about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long and 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch in width.


  • Instead of parsley, garnish the carrots with a few tablespoons of fresh snipped chives.