Whiskey-Glazed Baked Carrots Recipe Is a Spirited Easter Side Dish Vegetables Side Dishes Vegetarian

30Seconds Food
8 months ago

Carrots are always a good choice for a dinner side dish, but especially at Easter. Carrots just kind of go with the Easter theme! This roasted carrots recipe has a boozy glaze with a hint of orange and thyme. It's delicious and really easy to make.

Cut carrots are roasted in the oven until tender. While the carrots bake, make a simple glaze on the stovetop with whiskey, brown sugar, butter, orange juice and fresh thyme. When the carrots are tender, pour the tasty glaze into the casserole dish and toss to coat. Garnish with more fresh thyme to make it pretty!

You could use any herb for this baked carrots recipe. Fresh parsley, rosemary, oregano, chives (or a combination) add so much freshness to the dish. If you prefer cooking with baby carrots, no problem! Prefer bourbon over whiskey? Make the simple switch.

Serve these whiskey-glazed carrots for dinner as a side dish with chicken, beef, lamb, pork, seafood or that Easter ham.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8


  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup whiskey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the carrots into a baking dish. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for about 30 minutes or until carrots are tender. 
  2. While the carrots bake, put the whiskey into a saucepot over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until whiskey is reduced by half. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and add the butter, orange juice the thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the glaze over the carrots and toss to coat. 

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Comments (3)

Elisa Schmitz
You have to have carrots this time of year, and love the spirited recipe to add some kick to it! #yum
This glaze has me drooling. So tasty.
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