Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ pounds carrots (about 6-7 large carrots or a bag of baby carrots)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • Optional: Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

Prep:

Wash and Prep the Carrots:

  • Large carrots: Peel and slice into rounds or into 2-inch long sticks.
  • Baby Carrots: No need to peel, simply trim off the tops.

Make the Glaze & Cook:

  • Melt butter: In a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add honey & oil: Stir in the honey and olive oil.
  • Season: Add the salt, pepper, and dried thyme (if using). Stir to combine.
  • Add carrots: Add the prepared carrots and toss to coat them evenly in the glaze mixture.
  • Cook: Cover the pan and cook for approximately 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of your carrots), stirring occasionally, until the carrots are tender-crisp.
  • Uncover and glaze: Remove the lid and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the liquid thickens and the carrots have a beautiful glazed appearance.
  • Garnish and serve: Remove from heat. Taste and adjust salt/pepper if needed. Garnish with chopped parsley (optional) and serve immediately.

Tips:

  • Adjust sweetness: If you like a sweeter glaze, add an extra tablespoon of honey.
  • Flavor variations: Get creative with spices! A pinch of cinnamon or ginger would be delicious.
  • Oven method: For an easy roasted variation, preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Toss carrots with glaze ingredients and spread on a baking sheet. Roast for 20-25 minutes until tender and glazed.

Enjoy! These Honey Glazed Carrots are a simple side dish packed with flavor. They’re perfect alongside roasted chicken, fish, or a vegetarian main.

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