3-Ingredient Sweet Glazed Carrots Recipe Kicks Carrots Up a Notch by Donna John

Vegetables Side Dishes
8 months ago

3-Ingredient Sweet Glazed Carrots Recipe Kicks Carrots Up a Notch

Kick your carrots up a notch with this easy glazed carrots recipe. The sugar helps the carrots caramelize, which adds depth of flavor to this family favorite. This easy carrot recipe will be one that's requested over and over again.

All you need for this carrot recipe is baby carrots, butter and granulated sugar. The carrots are cooked in a little water with sugar until crispy-tender (not mushy!). Once the water has evaporated the carrots will take on a little color from the pan. 

You can't lose with this sweet carrot side dish! Carrots are always a hit for dinner, and you can double the recipe for larger families. To add more flavor, you could add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg. 

Note: 30Seconds is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds baby carrots, cut in half lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Helpful Products

Recipe Notes

  • For color, garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet. Add the carrots, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add just enough water to cover. Turn heat up to high, cover and cook about 5 minutes. (Do not add too much water or carrots will be mushy.)
  3. Uncover and continue to cook over medium-high heat until water evaporates, about 5 to 7 minutes. Continue to cook a few more minutes to allow carrots to caramelize and begin to slightly brown. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.

Recipe cooking times and servings are approximate. Need to convert cooking and baking measurements? Here are some kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Roasted Carrot Hummus Recipe Takes Snacking Up a Healthy Notch

4-Ingredient Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots Recipe Is Delicious

20-Minute Mashed Cinnamon Honey Carrots Recipe Is a Fresh & Fun Side Dish

Grandma's Orange Ginger Carrots Recipe Is What to Make For Thanksgiving

Elisa Schmitz
Now you tell me - I could have used this to get my kids to eat more carrots when they were little. But I guess it's never too late, Donna John!
Donna John
One of our favorites!
Yum yum yum 🥕🥕🥕
Victoria Moore
something went very wrong here..... not a recipe that I will remaking again
Donna John
I wonder what happened. We love this recipe. Why didn't you enjoy it?

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

How to Make the Family Meal Spaghetti Sauce Recipe From Hulu's "The Bear"

Giada De Laurentiis' Quick Pasta Recipe With Fresh Spinach & Creamy Spinach Garlic Sauce

A Chef's Favorite Buttermilk Salad Dressing & Dip Recipe (You Won't Go Back to Bottled)