These delicious brown sugar carrots are an easy recipe for both a holiday meal or busy weeknights. The brown sugar and butter caramelizes the carrots, creating a sweet glaze.
just love serving this popular side dish for brown sugar roasted carrots at family dinners. A carrot recipe can often be bland, but there are so many different ways to add them into side dishes.
For years, this delicious side dish was only served on a special occasion such as Easter dinner or our Thanksgiving table. Finally, I thought why do I limit this great recipe just to holidays? It’s a vegetable side dish that my whole family loves, so now I serve it at a regular weeknight dinner too.
This is my favorite way to prepare raw carrots because even the pickiest eaters enjoy them and don’t realize they are eating a healthy vegetable!
Carrots have a great natural sweetness to them, so the natural sweetness of the carrots paired with the melted butter takes this quick recipe to a whole new level! If you have a sweet tooth this will become one of your favorite recipes!
Although I am showing these brown sugar glazed carrots in a cast iron pan, a sheet pan or a casserole dish is fine. The next time you are looking for new recipes that will be a great addition to your holiday dinner with easy prep, this is it!
How to Make this recipe for Brown Sugar Baked Carrots
If you scroll down, I have a printable recipe card for you with instructions and the full simple ingredients.
10-12 Carrots (usually 1 bag of carrots), peeled and then cut in half OR 2 dozen baby carrots.
- teaspoon salt & pepper
- dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
If using whole carrots, wash and peel your carrots. I like to use larger carrots .
Place carrots on a single layer on your baking sheet, or in your cast iron pan or casserole dish lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, cinnamon and brown sugar. Mix your carrots in the brown sugar mixture.
Pour butter over the carrots and mix. Place the carrots in your hot oven and bake for a cooking time of 45 minutes to an hour.
Throughout the roasting process the natural sugars of the buttery carrots create a beautiful glaze that has so much flavor.
For extra flavor, top your carrots with the green tops from the carrots, italian seasoning, fresh thyme or parsley.
Store leftover carrots in an air-tight container. You can reheat them in the microwave or on the stove top on medium-high heat.
For the holiday season, add these sweet carrots to your holiday table with The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey or Rosemary Garlic Beef Tenderloin
Other great main dish recipes are with Roast Chicken, Pork Chops, pot pie.
Serve alongside red potatoes or another perfect side dish.
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