Buttered Carrots with Streusel Topping

Buttered Carrots with Streusel Topping are a family favorite! Baked carrots topped with sweet streusel are sure to be a holiday table hit!

If you’re making a Roast Turkey for dinner or our delicious Brown Butter Baked Ham recipe, these buttered carrots are going to be the perfect side dish!

Buttered Carrots with Streusel Topping is a side dish recipe for the holidays

An Easy Carrot Recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter!

We know everyone focuses on the main dish, but sometimes you make a side dish that totally steals the show! These Buttered Carrots with Streusel Topping is definitely one of those side dish recipes. It has for sure become a family favorite of ours and we hope it does for you too!

Not that you should only make this carrot recipe on holidays, we actually make them pretty often for Sunday dinners or for special occasions. Kids absolutely love them, wait and see how fast they dive in!

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Carrots, nuts, butter and brown sugar for side dish recipe

How Do You Make This Carrot Recipe?

We’ll take you through the step by step for this carrots recipe! This recipe calls for cooking the carrots in two step, first par-boiling them to get them tender and then finishing them off in the oven.

Believe me, the extra step is worth it. If we only roasted these carrots in the oven, the topping would burn by the time they were done.

While the carrots are boiling you can make the streusel topping for your carrots. In a bowl, mix together butter, chopped walnuts and brown sugar with flour until you get all the butter mixed together sort of like a paste.

Pour the carrots into an 8″ x 8″ baking dish, add a few pats of butter and then top it all off with the streusel topping.

Carrots topped with streusel before baking

Can You Make This Side Dish Ahead Of Time?

Like any holiday side dish, we know you’re going to want to make this carrot recipe ahead of time. So you can stop right here before the carrots go into the oven, cover with foil and refrigerate. That way all you need to do is bring them to room temperature and then pop them into the oven!

One less thing to get ready for a holiday dinner, or ANY dinner is a win for me. After about 20 minutes in the oven, these Buttered Streusel Carrots will be tender, buttery and irresistible. Make sure to try them at your next holiday dinner!

Buttered Carrots with Streusel Topping is a side dish recipe for the holidays

Can I Leave The Nuts Out Of This Recipe?

Yes you definitely can! There are many streusel toppings that don’t have nuts in them. We love the addition of nuts in this streusel for their flavor and crunch, but if you are a nut free household then feel free to just omit them!


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Buttered Carrots with Streusel Topping

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

These Buttered Carrots with Streusel Topping will take over your dinner! Sweet, roasted carrots covered with a nutty streusel makes veggies disappear!



  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 1 1/2″ pieces
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Streusel Topping

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a a large pot, boil the carrots about 7-8 minutes until they are just fork tender.
  3. Drain the carrots and place into an 8″ x 8″ casserole dish along with the butter, cut into pieces.
  4. Mix together the walnuts, brown sugar, flour, butter and salt in a bowl using your fingers to get all the ingredients worked into the butter.
  5. Add the streusel topping to the top of the carrots, spreading out into an even layer.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until the topping is browned.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven / Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


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