Oven Roasted Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots Recipe


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This Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots recipe is made with the perfect mixture of butter and brown sugar, not too sweet, but sweet enough for you to enjoy it without the extra added sugar. They are so easy to make, very affordable and go well with so many dishes during the holiday or busy weeknights.

brown sugar glazed carrots in a white serving dish

Glazed carrots are a popular side dish served a lot in the U.S especially during the holiday season. These Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots go well with proteins like chicken, steaks, turkey and so much more!

If you’re looking for other delicious sides to add to the menu, also try my Oven Baked Brussel Sprouts or my Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes!

Why you’ll love these Roasted Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

  • Delicious! These sugar glazed carrots are perfectly sweet with such a lovely texture.
  • An easy side dish. The prepping time is less than 10 minutes at the most if you are using large carrots that need to be peeled and cut. But it takes less if you are doing the glazed baby carrots because the carrots is ready to go and are much smaller.
  • A popular holiday side. These glazed roasted carrots are perfect for the holidays and go with so many festive mains.
  • Kid and adult friendly. My kids love carrots/ carrot recipes so this is one of their favorite side dishes! Whether you make this recipe for the holiday or on one of your busy weeknight, I am sure your family will absolutely love it along side your poultry, meat or seafood dishes!

Glazed Carrot Recipe Ingredients

  • Carrots– you can use large carrots or baby carrots. I prefer large carrots for this recipe. Try to pick one carrots that are almost the same size so they cook evenly.
  • Brown Sugar– what makes this dish so special is the sweetness from the brown sugar. If you don’t like brown sugar, you can use maple syrup.
  • Butter-use unsalted butter only, because salted butter with reduce the sweetness of the dish, and we didn’t add a lot of sugar to begin with.
  • Oil (any kind, preferably light tasting olive oil)

How to make Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Prep the carrots – Peel and slice the carrots into similar size.
  • Coat the carrots – Place in a shallow bowl and pour over the melted butter, oil and brown sugar.
brown sugar glazed carrots in a clear bowl before mixing ingredients together.
  • Bake – Bake in a pre-heated 400 F oven for 15 minutes, then toss the carrots. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes, or until tender. Cook time will depends on the size of your carrots.
uncooked brown sugar glazed carrots on sheet pan
  • When cooked through, remove and let it rest for a few minutes then garnish and serve.
close up shot of the brown sugar glazed carrots on a sheet pan

Tips to make Oven Glazed Carrots

  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Cover to cook with foil wrap if you like your carrot extra tender but cook uncovered for 5-10 minutes to obtain the grown glaze.
  • Try to chose a bag where the carrots are about the same thickness so they can cook evenly when you bake.
  • If the carrots are thicker towards the end you can always cut it in half to reduce the thickness.
  • You can also slice the carrots into coins, they’ll take less time to cook.
  • If you want them to cook faster, you can always par-boil the carrots before baking.
  • Toss the carrots halfway through cooking.
  • You can substitute honey or maple syrup for the brown sugar.
  • Sprinkle on some fresh parsley for a pop of freshness – plus it looks lovely!
brown sugar glazed carrots on a white serving dish

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to use oil and butter?

It is not essential but really does help! Butter burns at a higher temperature than oil but adds loads of flavor and a lovely richness to the carrots, as well as bringing out the sweetness.

How long does it take to roast carrots?

It takes abut 20-25 minutes to roast carrots. If you par-boil them, they will take less time.

Can you make glazed carrots ahead of time? 

Absolutely. Make the recipe as is, but take the carrots out of the oven when they are tender-crisp, not really soft. They will hold up really well in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, you can reheat in the microwave.

But I personally prefer that you cook the carrots when you are ready to eat it. If you need to prep ahead, you can peel the carrots and cut them the day before to help minimize prep time the day of cooking.

How to Cook Glazed Carrots on Stovetop

If your oven is occupied at the time you want to prepare the glazed carrots, you can always cook them on your stove top. You will have to sauté the carrots with a little bit of oil on medium heat for about 7 minutes or until tender, then add in a couple tablespoons of butter and brown sugar. Stir well and cover to simmer for a few more minutes until the carrots are caramelized and tender.

brown sugar glazed carrots on a white bowl

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brown sugar glazed carrots in a white serving dish

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

This Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots recipe is made with the perfect mixture of butter and brown sugar, not too sweet, but sweet enough for you to enjoy it without the extra added sugar.

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 20 mins

Total Time 30 mins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.

  • Peel and slice the carrots into similar size. About 1 ½ inch in length.

  • Place in a shallow bowl and pour over the melted butter, oil and brown sugar. Mix to coat well.

  • Bake in a pre-heated 400 F oven for 15 minutes, then toss the carrots. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes until tender and cooked through.

  • Remove and allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then transfer onto a serving dish. You can garnish with fresh chopped parsley if you like.

Notes

  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Cover to cook with foil wrap if you like your carrot extra tender but cook uncovered for 5-10 minutes to obtain the grown glaze.
  • Try to chose a bag where the carrots are about the same thickness so they can cook evenly when you bake.
  • If the carrots are thicker towards the end you can always cut it in half to reduce the thickness.
  • You can also slice the carrots into coins, they’ll take less time to cook.
  • If you want them to cook faster, you can always par-boil the carrots before baking.
  • Toss the carrots halfway through cooking.
  • You can substitute honey or maple syrup for the brown sugar.
  • Sprinkle on some fresh parsley for a pop of freshness – plus it looks lovely!

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 25495IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg






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