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

Sweet 3-Ingredient Glazed Carrots Recipe Kicks Your 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 gluten-free carrot recipe is baby carrots, butter and granulated sugar. That's it! The low-sodium 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. 

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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

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Recipe Notes

  • For color, garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  • You don't have to peel carrots before cooking. But if you prefer, peel the carrots with a vegetable peeler.

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.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 65

Total Fat: 5.8g

Saturated Fat: 3.7g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 60mg

Total Carbohydrate: 3.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.7g

Total Sugars: 2.6g

Protein: 0.2g

Vitamin D: 4mcg

Calcium: 10mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 61mg

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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?

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