Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots are a delicious, easy vegetable side dish even for those who don’t like vegetables! A sweet, honey and cinnamon glaze makes these carrots almost irresistible!

Side dishes sometimes get pushed “to the side” but not when you make super tasty ones like these carrots! Also be sure to check out our popular Buttered Streusel Carrots that take carrots over the top! Or another vegetables side that they’ll all go crazy for, this simple Peas and Bacon recipe!

Honey Glazed Carrots in a serving dish

Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe

When you need a simple recipe that everyone loves to eat, these Honey Glazed Carrots are a winner. How can carrots be so addictingly delicious, you ask? Toss them in a warm butter glaze with honey and cinnamon and they end up tasting pretty much like candy.

We added just a touch of ginger to these carrots to balance out the sweet flavor, but if you have little ones that you don’t think will like that you can certainly leave it out. Heck, these glazed carrots are so easy to make you can do one batch with ginger and another without in just about 15 minutes!

How To Make Honey Glazed Carrots

Start by grabbing a couple of bags of those little baby carrots to make things easy. Of course, you can use regular carrots, peel them and cut them down but we’re looking to keep things simple for this recipe.

We found these colorful baby carrots right in our grocery store, which makes for a nice presentation for a holiday but regular orange baby carrots will do, too. Boil the carrots for 6-7 minutes until they are just fork tender, drain and place into a bowl.

Colorful baby carrots in a white bowl

How To Make The Honey Glaze

The sweet glaze that coats these baby carrots is honestly the best part. I mean a carrot is a carrot and it’s fine, but when they’re made to almost taste like dessert, it’s a win.

Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)

Pour the glaze over the carrots and toss together to combine.

Honey glaze being poured over carrots

Have the glaze ready and toss the carrots while they are warm so that all you need to do is place them in a dish and serve. We like tossing a little fresh chopped parsley on top of these carrots, too, but again that’s totally optional!

honey glazed carrots being tossed in a white bowl

Can I Make This Carrot Recipe Ahead Of Time?

You can! Boil the carrots, let them cool and then place them in the refrigerator until you’re ready. Bring them out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature about an hour before serving, toss with the warm glaze and serve!

Or you can make the whole recipe ahead of time, refrigerate and microwave just before serving. As long as you don’t initially overcook your carrots this method works perfectly!

Honey Glazed Carrots in a serving dish with parsley

Can You Steam The Carrots Instead Of Boiling Them?

Of course! If you prefer to steam your veggies, then by all means, steam away. Again, you only want the carrots to be fork tender, not super soft, so just about 6-7 minutes is still all you need.

If the carrots that you’re using are larger, or you’re starting with regular sized carrots that you’ve cut down, you might have to add a couple of minutes to the cooking time.

Glazed carrots recipe with a honey and cinnamon glaze

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Honey Glazed Carrots in a serving dish

Honey Glazed Carrots

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Honey Glazed Carrots are such an easy side dish, they only take about 10 minutes start to finish! Everyone loves these tender, sweet carrots, especially the kids!

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Ingredients

  • 16 ounce package baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste or 1/2 ground ginger
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water generously and then add the carrots and cook for 6-7 minutes just until fork tender. Drain the carrots and then place into a large bowl.
  2. While the carrots are cooking, make the glaze by adding the honey, butter, cinnamon and ginger if using to a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes to thicken.
  3. Pour the glaze over the carrots, toss to combine and then add the parsley if using. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

You can use regular size carrots for this recipe too! Just peel and cut into small pieces and follow the recipe as written. You might need to add a minute or two to the cooking time if the carrot pieces are a little larger.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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