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Glazed Carrots

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


These Glazed Carrots are a simple side dish that add a bit of wow to your dinner. Cooked on the stovetop in a simple sugar and butter glaze, this carrot recipe will become a go-to!



  • 1 pound carrots, peeled
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces


  1. Slice the carrots into 1/4-inch slices on the bias.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet, combine the carrots, chicken broth, 1 tablespoon of the sugar and the salt. Cover the skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let it cook until the carrots are almost tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Uncover the silent and let the carrots cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, another 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the butter and the remaining 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Continue to cook and stir until the carrots are completely tender and covered in the glaze, about 2 minutes longer. Season with salt, if desired.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Family Favorites

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 112
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Sodium: 397 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 9 mg

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